- Mifepristone: medical termination of pregnancy by the French pharmacists
Facts about mifepristone
Mifepristone is used for medical abortion in early pregnancy. It is an alternative to invasive methods of abortion. The tool is approved by the Food and Drug Administration, it has no long-term side effects to the reproductive system - the woman retains the ability to further a healthy pregnancy.
This drug, sold by prescription, which is used to terminate pregnancies at an early stage. He is also known as RU-486, mifegin
Mifegin - performing well?
, Mifepreks and so on.
How it works
Mifepristone - an artificial steroid that blocks progesterone
Progesterone - norm and pathology
Hormone necessary for continuation of pregnancy. 48 hours after taking mifepristone, misoprostol (prostaglandin) which causes uterine contractions and expulsion of the fetus.
When can I take mifepristone
Mifepristone can be taken only if a LMP been less than 49 days. In the opposite case it decreases efficiency and increases the likelihood of side effects.
If both funds taken as prescribed by a doctor, the efficiency reaches 95-97%.
Where can I buy mifepristone
Only physicians with appropriate training can give you mifepristone. He is not available for sale in pharmacies.
Side effects of medical abortion may be severe bleeding, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headaches, painful cramps. They mainly causes the second means, misoprostol
Misoprostol - indications for abortion
Mifepristone is sometimes confused with the means for emergency contraception, such as Postinor
Postinor - used very carefully!
. These are completely different drugs for different situations. Emergency contraception contains the same material as regular birth control pills, they are designed to prevent pregnancy. Abortifacients used to terminate pregnancy.
In medical abortion there are a number of contraindications. This disease of blood clotting, adrenal failure, severe anemia and hereditary porphyria. Mifepristone is not prescribed for an ectopic pregnancy in the case of allergy to components means.
Before you decide on a medical abortion, it is necessary to carefully weigh the risks. Among other things, mifepristone increases the risk of sepsis.