Many women plan for medical abortion in their first trimester. As medical abortion shows effective results if the pills are administered at the right time. So women who choose medical abortion should understand some basic criteria of taking abortion pills for a successful abortion.
What is the right time to take abortion pills?
You can generally take the abortion pills within 9 weeks (i.e. 63 days) after the 1st day of your last menstrual cycle. If the period extends more than 9 weeks then you may require 2 packs of abortion pills, however, if your pregnancy period has extended for more than 10 weeks then your medical practitioner will suggest you to opt for in clinical abortion as abortion pills may not show effective results.
Which abortion pills are required for successful abortion, and what is the abortion pill name and price?
The 2 main pills which are required to consume for the effective result are Mifepristone and Misoprostol.
The first pill is Mifepristone which consists of 200 mg dose and the second pill is Misoprostol which consists of 800 mcg dose.
How to take the abortion pills Mifepristone and Misoprostol?
The following steps will help you to understand how to take abortion pills for a successful medical abortion.
On Day 1; One pill of Mifepristone 200 mg should be swallowed orally with a glass of water. Normal eating and drinking for the rest of the day. However, the consumption of drugs and alcohol should be avoided.
Wait for 24 to 48 hours after administration of the Mifepristone 200 mg
On Day 2-3; You should have someone with you as after taking the second pill you may experience heavy bleeding and cramping.
After completing 24 hours you have to take the Misoprostol pill at the same time when the Mifepristone pill was swallowed. You can take the pill either buccally with 2 on each side or vaginally by inserting 4 pills in the vaginal area.
If you are administering the pill buccally then it should be placed in the mouth for 30 minutes.
What does it feel after taking the abortion pills?
It is common to experience heavy cramping and bleeding for a few hours. For some women, the bleeding may stop within a few days and for some women, it may stay for 3-4 weeks.
What are the abortion pill side effects and does abortion pill damage the womb?
No, the abortion pill does not damage the womb but after taking the abortion pills you may observe some common side effects such as chills, nausea, mild fever, headache, diarrhea, etc.
These side effects can go within a few hours and if it does not go then consult a medical expert.
Also, consult your medical expert after 15-20 days to confirm that your pregnancy has successfully ended.
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