Non-surgical abortion is completed with a series of medications and hence often termed Medical Abortion or The Abortion Pill.
Non-surgical abortion, the RU486 or also referred to as the Medical Abortion, are performed in the first 7 weeks in the first trimester. (Mifeprex and Cyototec) are approved by the FDA for non-surgical abortion, used to terminate an early pregnancy. The gestation period is determined by an ultrasound.
Medical abortion or the Abortion Pill will block your pregnancy from developing and will help terminate the pregnancy. Since there is always a statistically small chance of failure with this method, you must be willing to have a surgical abortion if the medical abortion fails. In addition, you must be able to commit to two or more visits to the office and be in good health.
In Medical Abortion or the Abortion Pill, two medications are used to complete the pregnancy termination. This approach involves several steps and requires at least two office visits, good health, and immediate, reliable transportation in the event of an emergency. Medical Abortion is about 80% to 95% effective. For the small percentage of patients in which abortion does not occur or is incomplete, a Surgical Abortion (D&C) is required to complete the termination.
Frequently Asked Questions about the Abortion Pill
• How does Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill work?
• How effective is Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
• What are the benefits of Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
• What are the side effects of Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
• How safe is Mifeprex?
How does Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill work?
Mifeprex, or the Abortion Pill, blocks a hormone needed for your pregnancy to continue. It stops the growth of pregnancy. When used together with another medicine called Misoprostol, it completes the Medical Abortion Process.
How effective is Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
Mifeprex is over 90% effective.
What are the advantages of Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
Because Mifeprex comes in pill form and is taken by mouth, you can usually avoid surgery. Also, because it works very early in your pregnancy, Mifeprex allows you to take early action to end your pregnancy.
What are the side effects of Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
Bleeding, cramping and passing orange size clots are all a normal part of the process. The bleeding can be heavier than a normal period and usually lasts from 9-16 days. In some cases, women may have severe bleeding and then would need to contact the clinic immediately or go to the local emergency room. Your provider will instruct you on how to handle any pain, nausea, headache, vomiting, or diarrhea that could also occur.
How safe is Mifeprex or the Abortion Pill?
The FDA, which has tested it for both safety and effectiveness, has approved Mifeprex. It is now approved for use in more than 23 countries.
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