Who should not take Mifeprex?
Some women should not take Mifeprex. do not take it if:
•It has been more than 49 days (7 weeks) since your last
menstrual period began.
• You have an Iud It must be taken out before you take Mifeprex.
•Your provider has told you that you have a pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy).
• You have problems with your adrenal glands (chronic adrenal failure).
• You take a medicine to thin your blood.
• You have a bleeding problem.
• You take certain steroid medicines.
• You cannot return for the next 2 visits.
•You cannot easily get emergency medical help in the 2 weeks after you take Mifeprex.
•You are allergic to mifepristone, misoprostol, or medicinesthat contain misoprostol, such as cytotec or Arthrotec. Tell your provider about all your medical conditions to find out if you can take Mifeprex. Also, tell your provider if you smoke at least 10 cigarettes a day.
How should I take Mifeprex?
Day 1 at your provider’s office:
•discuss the benefits and risks of using Mifeprex to end your pregnancy.
•If you decide Mifeprex is right for you, sign thePATIENT AGREEME,NT.
•After getting a physical exam, swallow 1 tablets of Mifeprex
Day 3 at your provider’s office:
•If you are still pregnant, take 800mcg misoprostol tablets.
•Misoprostol may cause cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and other
symptoms. Your provider may send you home with medicines for these symptoms
About Day 14 at your provider’s office:
•This follow-up visit is very important. You must return to the provider about 14 days after you have taken Mifeprex to be sure you are well and that you are not pregnant.
•Your provider will check whether your pregnancy has completely ended. If it has not ended, there is a chance that there may be birth defects. If you are still pregnant, your provider will talk with you about the other choices you have, including a surgical procedure to end your pregnancy.
What should I avoid while taking Mifeprex and misoprostol?
do not take any other prescription or non-prescription medicines (including herbal medicines or supplements) at any time during the treatment period without first asking your provider about them because they may interfere with the
treatment. Ask your provider about what medicines you can take for pain.
If you are breastfeeding at the time you take Mifeprex and misoprostol, discuss with your provider if you should stop breastfeeding for a few days
What are the possible and reasonably likely side effects of Mifeprex?
cramping and bleeding are expected with this treatment. usually, these symptoms mean that the treatment is working. But sometimes you can get cramping and bleeding and still be pregnant. This is why you must return to your provider on day 3 and about day 14. See “How should I take Mifeprex?”
for more information on when to return to your provider. If you are not already bleeding after taking Mifeprex, you probably will begin to bleed once you take misoprostol, the medicine you take on day 3. Bleeding or spotting can be expected for an average of 9–16 days and may last for up to 30 days. Your bleeding may be similar to, or greater than, a normal heavy period. You may see blood clots and tissue. This is an expected part of ending the pregnancy.
Other common symptoms of treatment include diarrhea, nausea,
vomiting, headache, dizziness, back pain, and tiredness. These
side effects lessen after day 3 and are usually gone by day 14. Your provider will tell you how to manage any pain or other side effects. call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.
When should I begin birth control?
You can become pregnant again right after your pregnancy ends. If you do not want to become pregnant again, start using birth control as soon as your pregnancy ends or before you start having sexual intercourse again.