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Mifepristone is used in the medical termination of unwanted pregnancy.
How does the drug work?
Mifepristone is an anti progesterone hormone. It is used for medical abortion by blocking the certain hormones. Progesterone is necessary to maintain pregnancy. Mifepristone blocks the action of progesterone and cause medical termination of pregnancy.
What are the common side effect?
The common side effects of mifepristone are nausea, vomiting, joint pain, vaginal infection, diarrhea, dizziness, fatigue, headache, insomnia, loss of appetite, limb swelling, decreased potassium levels in the blood, and weakness.
• Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should avoid Abortab drug, as it may harm both mother and the fetus.
• Persons taking Abortab tablet may feel dizzy or drowsy, so avoid tasks that need mental alertness such as driving or holding heavy machinery.
• Do not take anticoagulants (warfarin, heparin) or corticosteroids (prednisone) while using Abortab drug, as these drugs may increase the risk of bleeding and side effects of Abortab may worsen.
• Women with an intrauterine device (IUD) should not take Abortab tablet, as it may cause vaginal infection.
• Do not use the Abortab drug if the women have ectopic pregnancy (outside the uterus). Check with the doctor incase of such instances.
• Follow the instruction of the health care provider or read the patient information label carefully before taking the Abortab tablet to know about the risks and benefits of the drug.
1. Is mifepristone safe during lactation? No. Mifepristone is not safe during lactation, as it may harm the newborn.
2. I experience alteration of menstrual cycle while using mifepristone medication. Should I discontinue the drug? Alteration of menstrual cycles is a common side effect of mifepristone. Report it to the doctor if you won’t get menstrual periods within 45 days.
3. I am facing sleep disturbances while using the drug, what should I do to have sound sleep? Patients using mifepristone may have sleep disturbances. This condition will subside once you stop using the drug.
4. What should I avoid while taking mifepristone tablet? Avoid grapefruit or grapefruit juice while taking mifepristone, as it increases the side effects of the drug.
5. Do I need to visit the doctor after taking mifepristone tablet? Yes, you should visit doctor after the 14th day of using mifepristone to confirm the complete termination of pregnancy. If the pregnancy has not ended completely you may have chance of birth defects.