According to the Federal Drug Administration (FDA), the Abortion Pill can be used until 10 weeks LMP (Last Menstrual Period), however, its effectiveness may decrease as the pregnancy progresses.1

Procedure

The FDA approved regimen for Mifeprex (RU-486) is a two-visit process using two different drugs 

  • Mifepristone is given orally during the first office visit. Mifepristone blocks progesterone from sustaining the pregnancy.2
  • Misoprostol tablets are given orally 48 hours later. The misoprostol will cause contractions to expel the fetus. This does not take place at the medical office and may occur within a few hours or up to two weeks after taking misoprostol.
  • A physical exam is given by the healthcare provider about 7-14 days later to ensure the abortion is complete and that there are no immediate complications.  An incomplete abortion could cause serious illness so be sure to follow up with your healthcare provider within that time period.

Risks and Side Effects

Not advised for women who have anemia, bleeding disorders, liver or kidney disease, seizure disorder, acute inflammatory bowel disease, use an intrauterine device (IUD), or are unable to return for the follow-up visit. The risks and side effects of taking this medication can be:

  • Cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, heavy bleeding, infection and in rare cases, death.
  • In a small percentage of pregnancies, the procedure may be unsuccessful in terminating the pregnancy. This risk increases with the length of your pregnancy. 

Reversal Option

  • If you have taken the first dose of the pill and are experiencing doubts about your abortion in San Jose, it may be possible to reverse your abortion.3 Every hour since your first dose of the abortion pill matters, so it’s important to call the Abortion Reversal Hotline at 877-558-0333 or if you are in a pregnancy crisis due to taking an abortion pill and need nursing advice, text (anytime 24/7) or call (6am-9pm) to 408-622-9236.

If you are pregnant and considering an abortion in San Jose, RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics wants to help you make an informed choice that is best for your health and well-being. We provide compassionate, confidential care; medical information about all your options; and non-judgmental support no matter what you decide to do about your pregnancy. We specialize in determining if you have a viable pregnancy, educate you on all your options, and answer your questions.  Please note that we are not an abortion provider but do provide the pre-abortion screening you need to make an informed decision.

 

Citations
1 Federal Drug Administration (2019). Questions and Answers on Mifeprex https://www.fda.gov/drugs/postmarket-drug-safety-information-patients-and-providers/questions-and-answers-mifeprex
2 RxList  Mifeprex RU486 https://www.rxlist.com/mifeprex-ru486-drug.htm
3 Abortion Pill Reversal (2020) Can the abortion pill be reveresed? https://abortionpillreversal.com/abortion-pill-reversal

 

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