Women usually have questions concerning the abortion pill. Taking a pill might seem like a quick solution to an immediate problem, but it is not without risk. We know that there is a lot of differing information out there. If you’re thinking of using the abortion pill or having a medical abortion, we are here to help you make an informed decision.
What is the Abortion Pill?
The Abortion Pill uses two medications, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, to end a pregnancy. These medications cause changes in the lining of the uterus and cause muscle contractions that expel the pregnancy tissue. The French pharmaceutical company, Roussel-Uclaf, patented the drug. The company’s initials provide the first part of the drug’s label, so the pill is sometimes called RU-486.
Patients will have bleeding and cramping (sometimes heavy bleeding with severe cramping) like those that occur during an early miscarriage. Therefore take note of your next steps.
Other risks/Side Effects include:
– Nausea or vomiting
– Inability to get pregnant due to infection or complication of an operation
– Allergic reaction to the medicines
– Hemorrhage (heavy bleeding) possibly requiring treatment with an operation, a blood transfusion, or both
– Incomplete removal of the unborn child, placenta, or contents of the uterus, requiring an operation
– Need for Surgery
Most of all, speak to a nurse before taking the Abortion Pill. A nurse can assist you with a free ultrasound. Note that we do not refer for abortion procedures.
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