The Abortion Pill
The Abortion Pill, also known by its trade name Mifeprex (Mifepristone) and also commonly referred to as RU-486, is prescribed as a non-surgical abortion method up to 49 days after the beginning of the latest menstruation (as recommended by the manufacturer). There is approximately a 97% success rate.
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Our physicians will review your medical history and an ultrasound will confirm that it is early enough to perform this procedure. You will be informed of any risks or benefits during your visit, and any questions you have will be addressed at this time.
The dose of Mifeprex is administered in the office, and taken orally. You will be given instructions on how to take the second medication, Cytotec (Misoprostol) to take home with you.
What To Expect After a Medical Abortion
Patients often experience abdominal pain and cramping for one to two hours and vaginal bleeding or spotting for approximately 9 to 16 days. Other less-common side effects include dizziness/nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and fatigue.