How does Mifepristone work in medical termination?

After being listed as an essential medicine by world health organization (WHO) and by food and drug administration (FDA) of US Mifepristone is an effective option to choose for an early abortion. One does not wish to opt for the surgical method can buy Mifepristone online and perform an abortion at home without having any surgery. Here will be discussing how this Abortion Pill will help in medical termination and what are the possible consequences of this?

What is Mifepristone and how it works?

It is a generic medicine sold with a brand name Mifeprex that can be used to terminate an early pregnancy its pregnancy within 10 weeks. This is the primary medicine in termination process that should be used in a combination with other medicine named Misoprostol. Both the medicines are important in the pregnancy termination and won’t be effective solely.

Mifeprex pill has anti-progesterone properties that will block the synthesis of progesterone. Progesterone is a natural female hormone that plays an important role in sustaining the pregnancy. This medicine will work by removing the fetus from the placenta and inner linings of the uterus. This will stop the supply of oxygen, other nutrients, and blood vessels to the fetus to stop the growth of it. It will cause the death of the fetus by removing life support from it.

How to take this abortion pill?

While taking doses with Mifepristone pill, take this medicine on the first day of treatment with water. Take this medicine orally with a light meal. One may experience nausea and mild vaginal bleeding. Do not discontinue treatment if you experience bleeding and continue with other medicine. You may be still pregnant even after taking this medicine. Second medicine in this treatment should be taken as your healthcare provider has suggested. This pregnancy termination pill can be taken either buccally or vaginally. Both the methods are effective in pregnancy termination, but the vaginal method is preferred over buccal as it directly interacts with a uterus.

When Mifepristone should not be used?

A woman should not use this abortion pill in the following scenarios

  • If your age is above 35 and has a history of more than 5 pregnancies
  • If you suspect or confirm an ectopic pregnancy
  • If you are using IUDs
  • If you are on breastfeeding because of the last pregnancy
  • Have cardiovascular disease 
  • Having breathing disorders

In above-mentioned conditions, a woman should not use this abortion pill. Do not use this termination pill if you suspect or confirm an ectopic pregnancy i.e. pregnancy outside the uterus, usually in Fallopian tube or ovary. This will not help in terminating such pregnancy as it only works in pregnancy inside the uterus. If you are using IUD they should be removed before using this medicine.

Side effects of Mifeprex:

When you online buy Mifepristone to terminate a pregnancy, you should understand what consequences it will cause. This medicine will won’t cause any visible side effects but after the use of second medicine side effects are visible. These termination pills will cause cramping, vaginal bleeding, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea etc. all these can be controlled with the help of other medicines. 

Consult with your doctor before you use Mifepristone.