ABORTION PILL INFORMATION
Medication abortion (also called the abortion pill, MifeprexTm) is usually taken between 4-6 weeks pregnant but can be taken up to 11 weeks after the start of your last menstrual period (LMP) in most cases.
- It’s called RU-486 and was approved by the FDA in 2000; it is also called a medical or chemical abortion.
- The “pill” is actually a protocol that involves taking two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, which are taken on two different days.
- It is not available over the counter but only through an authorized provider.
- Because of complications, the FDA has special safety instructions and monitors distribution carefully.1
- The FDA strongly cautions against the use of mifepristone obtained over the Internet.2
- The abortion pill is not the same as the emergency contraception (The Morning After Pill or Plan B One Step).
- The abortion pill will not work in the case of an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy where the embryo lodges outside the uterus. An ultrasound can screen for this issue.” (per our Medical Director as stated in the Care Net BYD)
- Abortion pill reversal is possible if action is taken after the first dose.
WHAT IF I CHANGE MY MIND?
The first drug in the protocol is called mifepristone. Miferistone blocks progesterone, which is needed to sustain a growing pregnancy. A new protocol, known as the Abortion Pill Reversal, has been developed that uses natural progesterone to reverse the abortion and rescue the pregnancy. Recent studies have shown a success rate above 60% if the progesterone is started within 72 hours of taking the first abortion pill. It may not be too late, for more information, call 877-558-0333 or theabortionpillreversal.
Information taken from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (2016). “Mifeprex Medication Guide.” U.S. Department of Health. Retrieved from https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/mifeprex-mifepristone-information
UNPLANNED PREGNANCY CONFIRMATION
To help you confirm your pregnancy, we offer free pregnancy tests in Mount Vernon, Ohio. A positive pregnancy test (including those taken at home) suggests a high probability that you're pregnant. However, the result should be confirmed by a licensed medical professional.
If your test is positive, our staff will determine next steps, such as an ultrasound exam.
If you are considering abortion, an ultrasound will provide important information that will tell you more about your options.
This can answer three major questions:
- Is the pregnancy in the uterus?
- How far along are you?
- Is there a fetal heartbeat?
This information is critical regardless of what options you may be considering. Speak with our staff today. Schedule a free and confidential appointment.
The content on this page has been reviewed and approved by our Medical Director.