Abortion Pill (RU-486)
Within 4 to 10 weeks after LMP
Also known as the “Abortion Pill”, this medical abortion is used for women who are within 28 to 70 days after the first day of their last menstrual period. Mifeprex is used, together with another medication called misoprostol, to end an early pregnancy. The approved Mifeprex dosing regimen (effective March 2016) is:
On Day One: 200 mg of Mifeprex taken by mouth. Note: It is possible to reverse a medical abortion between Day One and before taking the misoprostol. More information can be found at the abortionpillreversal.com website.
24-48 hours after taking Mifeprex: 800 mcg of misoprostol taken buccally (in the cheek pouch), at a location appropriate for the patient. State laws may apply.
About seven to fourteen days after taking Mifeprex: follow-up with the healthcare provider.
Note: The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) changed their position on RU-486 in March 2016 and approved use up to 10 weeks. The FDA also reaffirmed their position for a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) to ensure its safe use. The REMS includes: Mifeprex must be ordered, prescribed and dispensed by or under the supervision of a healthcare provider. Healthcare providers who wish to prescribe Mifeprex must complete a Prescriber Agreement Form prior to ordering and dispensing the drug. Mifeprex may only be dispensed in clinics, medical offices, and hospitals, or under the supervision of a certified healthcare provider. The Healthcare provider must obtain a signed Patient Agreement Form before dispensing Mifeprex. Healthcare providers who prescribe Mifeprex are required under FDA regulations to provide the patient with a copy of the Mefeprex Medication Guide.
Warning – Do not buy Mifeprex over the Internet!