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Abortion Pills History and Laws

April 28, 2016 12:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Since decades, medication methods are used to cause abortion. A combination of tablets are taken to empty the uterus. The agents used to terminate a pregnancy are anti-progesterones and prostaglandins. In the United States, Mifepristone is marketed by the Danco Laboratories, LLC, which is under Mifeprex as trade name, sold to the physicians. The medication can soften and dilate cervix leading to decidual necrosis that is ‘placental detachment’. It increases prostaglandin releasing from uterine lining, and with Cytotec (brand name for Misoprostol), frequents uterine contractions and sensitivity to prostaglandin. Thus, myometrial contractions expel pregnancy tissues by ripening cervix. In few days the womb is left empty of all the pregnancy sections. Progress of Abortions Pills – Then and Now In 1980, a product named Mifepristone was developed, which were later marketing in the U.S as RU-486 and Mifeprex, used initially to begin pregnancy termination. The medicine blocks progesterone hormone in body, by binding to the hormone’s receptors. In 1985, Mifeprex was discovered to sensitize myometrium to prostaglandin. Thus administration of it with Cytotec shot efficacy of medical abortion from 80 to 95 percent. In 1988, Mifepristone gained licensed use in France, which was given along with Misoprostol (prostaglandin analogue that... View Article

Mifeprex Question and Answers

April 13, 2016 10:48 am Published by Leave your thoughts

1. What is Mifeprex Abortion Pill, and how does it Work? Mifeprex is a drug that blocks hormone (progesterone) needed for continuing pregnancy. The medicine is also known by its generic name, Mifepristone. When the medicine is used with another drug Misoprostol, it can cause an end to early pregnancy (4 to 10 week gestation, or up till 70 days from the first day of female’s last menstrual period). 2. Who must not take Mifeprex? Some females should not use Mifeprex. A person must not take this drug, if she is more than 70 days due her pregnancy, or if she: On long-term corticosteroid therapy, ectopic pregnant (pregnancy outside uterus). Is allergic to Mifepristone, Misoprostol or similar medications. Has adrenal glands problem or inherited porphyria. Has IUD (intrauterine device) inserted (must be removed before intake of Mifeprex). Is taking anticoagulant drugs or products, or has bleeding problems. 3. What are the approved changes done to Mifeprex Label by the FDA on March 29, 2016? Mifeprex was first approved in 2000 by the FDA. In 2016, a supplemental application of the medicine given by its marketing company was approved. The approval stated few changes in the dosing of Mifeprex and dosage... View Article