The Abortion Pill (RU486, MIFEPRISTONE, MIFEPREX)
Chemical abortions are better known as the abortion pill. You can only take the abortion pill 70 days or less after your last period. Typically, this type of abortion requires four office visits. The first visit is when you will have an ultrasound. During the next two visits, you’ll receive two different drugs that cause the baby to separate from your uterus and be expelled from your body. The final visit is typically a follow up exam to make sure you are no longer pregnant and that there is no fetal tissue remaining in your uterus that can cause a dangerous infection.
The FDA warns that you should not take the abortion pill if it has been over 70 days since the first day of your last period, or if you:
- have an ectopic pregnancy,
- have problems with your adrenal glands,
- are currently being treated with long-term corticosteroid therapy,
- have had an allergic reaction to mifepristone, misoprostol or similar drugs,
- have bleeding problems or are taking anticoagulant drugs,
- have porphyria, or
- have an IUD in place
Schedule an appointment with us today to talk with a medical professional about the procedures and risks associated with the abortion pill.