Mifepristone Side Effects
Mifepristone is a medication that blocks the hormone, which is necessary to support pregnancy, and it is used to terminate a pregnancy during medical abortion in a pregnancy period of not more than 10 weeks. This drug is usually used in combination with the drug Misoprostol. If a woman has a pregnancy period of more than 10 weeks, then the drug Mifepristone is not effective.
In the case, if you have severe vaginal bleeding after taking Mifepristone, then you should immediately contact your doctor and tell the doctor everything about your symptoms. If you experience the side effects, such as severe stomach pain, fever, vomiting, nausea and diarrhea within 24 hours after taking this drug, then you should immediately seek medical help.
There are rare cases, when the medication doesn’t work. If the medication has not worked and your pregnancy is not fully completed, then you may need a surgical procedure. If the procedure was not completed with the help of the drug Mifepristone and the pregnancy is continued, then in the future this can cause birth defects in the body of an unborn baby.
If you have chosen a medical abortion with the help of abortion pills, then you will need at least 2 visits to the clinic, where you get medical care.
You are not allowed to take the abortion pills of Mifepristone and Misoprostol, if you have allergic reactions to these medications and their components. You should also not take Mifepristone and Misoprostol if you have a device inside the uterus. Before you have a medical abortion, you should remove the device.
Make sure you do not have an ectopic pregnancy before taking abortion pills. Do not take abortion pills if you have the following conditions: adrenal gland problems, problems with blood clotting, porphyria, allergies to prostaglandins, kidney diseases, scars or ruptures in the uterus. For more complete information regarding contraindications connected with taking the drugs Mifepristone and Misoprostol, then you should consult with your doctor.
If you are breastfeeding, it is necessary to tell the doctor about it, as Mifepristone can get into the breast milk and harm the baby.
If, after taking Mifepristone, you experience breathing problems, swelling of the face and rash, you should immediately seek medical attention.
Other side effects may include the following: heart palpitations; high fever; severe pain in the lower abdomen; persistent prolonged vomiting, weakness and diarrhea; severe vaginal bleeding after taking the pill of Mifepristone; severe dizziness; fever and severe weakness.
The list of side effects presented above is not complete. For a detailed list of the side effects, which may occur after taking Mifepristone, it is necessary to consult your doctor.
You should strictly follow the advice of your doctor about any restrictions on food, beverages or activities. Mifepristone medication badly interacts with grapefruit, so try to avoid mixing it with the drug.
You must inform your doctor about all the diseases that you have, as well as all the drugs that you have taken recently or are taking in the period of time. Mifepristone badly interacts with drugs for the treatment of hepatitis B, antibiotics or antifungal drugs, drugs for the treatment of tuberculosis, drugs for the treatment of heart disease.
Mifepristone may badly interact with other medicines, so before using this medication, find out the full list of the substances, which affect the Mifepristone action, from your doctor.