Brief Overview Of Abortion Pills (Mifepristone And Misoprostol Pills)
Abortion pills are the renowned medications contains Mifepristone and Misoprostol Pills that are used to bring about an abortion in women who have been pregnant for 49 days (7 weeks) or less. Abortion pills are very safe methods to exclude you unplanned pregnancy.
Mechanism Of Action Of Abortion Pills (Mifepristone And Misoprostol Pills)
Mifepristone has anti-progesterone and anti-glucocorticoid effects. It works by blocking the progesterone receptor and causes endometrial decidual degeneration, softening of cervical and dilatation, the release of endogenous prostaglandins, and an increased sensitivity of the myometrium to the contractile effects of prostaglandins. This further decreases the production of Progesterone by the corpus luteum. Misoprostol works by binding to the prostanoid receptors and increases the amplitude and frequency of uterine contractions during pregnancy.
The Dosage Regimen Of Abortion Pills (Mifepristone And Misoprostol Pills)
If you are taking abortion pill then on the first day you have to take one tablet of Mifepristone 200 mg orally. On the second day, you have to take four tablets of Misoprostol 200 mcg (800 mcg) orally or vaginally. You have to take a follow-up visit approximately 7 to 14 days after the administration of Mifepristone to confirm the complete termination of the pregnancy. If you are taking Mifepristone pills, then initially, you have to consume three tablets of Mifepristone 200 mg orally, on an empty stomach, with a glass full of water. You have to follow-up with a clinical visit two days after the consumption of Mifepristone for the confirmation of an abortion. If you are still pregnant, then you have to take two tablets of Misoprostol 200mcg. Again, after two days, you have to follow-up with a clinical visit for the final confirmation of an abortion.
Contraindications of Abortion Pills (Mifepristone and Misoprostol Pills)
If you are allergic or hypersensitive to any of the ingredient present in abortion pills, then do not use this medication.
Precautions While Taking Abortion Pills (Mifepristone And Misoprostol Pills)
- If you are taking any other medications like corticosteroids or anticoagulants, then you should avoid using this medication.
- If you are a patient with chronic adrenal failure, bleeding problems, porphyria, Addison disease, and then you should not use abortion pills.
- If you are a patient with kidney disease, liver disease, breathing problems, heart disease, then you should avoid using abortion pills.
- If you have a pregnancy outside the uterus or ectopic pregnancy, then you should not use abortion pills.
- You should remove your IUCD before taking abortion pills.
Side Effects Of Abortion Pills (Mifepristone And Misoprostol Pills)
Some common side effects of Abortion pills include nausea, dizziness, cramping, vaginal bleeding, weakness, headache, diarrhea, and hot flushes.