Mifepristone Tablets: Uses, Side effects, Everything About It

The first of two drugs used in a pharmaceutical abortion (commonly known as an “abortion pill”) is Mifepristone. Since the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the brand name Mifeprex roughly 20 years ago, Mifepristone has been safe and legal in the United States. Following a review of the evidence that pharmaceutical abortion is a secure, effective means to an end an early pregnancy — with a safety record of over 99 percent.

What is Mifepristone?

Mifepristone (commonly known as RU 486) is a drug used to induce an abortion in the first trimester of pregnancy. It’s safe to use up until week 10 of pregnancy (up to 70 days after the first day of your last menstrual period). Mifepristone inhibits the production of progesterone, which is required for the continuation of your pregnancy. It’s generally used with a medication called Misoprostol. If you have a rare abnormal pregnancy outside the womb, you should not use Mifepristone (ectopic pregnancy). In this situation, it will not result in an abortion. It has the potential to rupture an ectopic pregnancy, resulting in a life-threatening hemorrhage.

If you don’t want to end your pregnancy, don’t use Mifeprex or Misoprostol. If the treatment process does not terminate the pregnancy, Mifeprex may cause birth abnormalities in the unborn baby. You may need surgery to complete the pregnancy.

Side effects of Mifepristone:

Mifepristone has no recognized adverse side effects. The following are some of the most common Mifepristone (Mifeprex) side effects:

Cramping in the stomach, Allergic responses include throat constriction and swelling of the lips, tongue, and cheeks. Anemia, Anxiety, Backache, Haemoglobin levels had dropped by more than 2 g/dL, diarrhea, dizziness, Fainting, Headache, nausea, indigestion Insomnia, Leg ache, Nausea, Pelvic ache, Rigors, Sinusitis, stomach ache, Feeling tired, Bleeding in the uterus, Cramps in the uterus, Vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge, vaginal discharge Fatigue, Vaginitis, Viral Infection.

How is it given?

You must read a Mifeprex Medication Guide before taking this drug. Then you must sign a Patient Agreement form declaring that you are aware of the risks and benefits associated with this medication.

At least two visits to your doctor are required for complete treatment to stop the pregnancy.

You will be given a Mifeprex on your first visit (Day 1). In addition, you will be shared or prescribed four Misoprostol tablets. If you receive a prescription for Misoprostol, make sure to have it filled as soon as possible to start taking it on time.

You will take four Misoprostol tablets at once for 24 to 48 hours. Misoprostol must be taken 24 to 48 hours after Mifeprex for treatment to be successful.

Your uterus should start to pass the pregnancy within 2 to 24 hours of taking Misoprostol. Make sure you’re in a position where you’ll be ready if this happens. While your uterus passes the pregnancy, you will most likely have significant vaginal bleeding.

Final words:

We hope this article helped you better understand Mifepristone tablets.