Mifegest Kit 200 Mg/200Mcg Tablet 1
Mifepristone is used in the medical termination of unwanted pregnancy. Misoprostol is used in combination with another drug such as mifepristone to avoid pregnancy. It is also used to prevent stomach ulcers especially while taking NSAID’s. it is also used to reduce the serious ulcer complications such as bleeding. Misoprostol also protects stomach lining by lowering the amount of acid production.
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. Misoprostol inhibits gastric acid secretion by acting directly on prostaglandin receptor of parietal cells. It indirectly inhibits adenylate cyclase mediated by G proteins. This significant action of misoprostol is related to several mechanisms of the body such as increased secretion of bicarbonate, replacement of prostaglandins etc. it is increases the frequency and amplitude of uterine contractions.
What are the common side effects ?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. The commonly known side effects of misoprostol are nausea, stomach cramps, dehydration, dizziness, decreased urination, mental or mood changes, muscle weakness, and slow or irregular heartbeat.
Important Information for Safe Use:
• Women who are pregnant or planning to become pregnant should avoid Mifegest Kit, as it may harm both mother and the fetus.
• Persons taking Mifegest Kit 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 Mifegest Kit, as these drugs may increase the risk of bleeding and side effects of Mifegest Kit may worsen.
• Women with an intrauterine device (IUD) should not take Mifegest Kit, as it may cause vaginal infection.
• Do not use the Mifegest Kit 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 Mifegest Kit 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. Misoprostol
1. Does misoprostol cause unwanted hair growth? Yes, misoprostol has androgenic side effects such as unwanted hair growth in females.
2. Does misoprostol delay periods? Yes, your period is delayed beyond the date you expected your period when you take misoprostol.
3. Can I use misoprostol as a routine contraceptive? No. It is not recommended to use as a routine contraceptive pill. It is only an emergency contraceptive pill.
4. Is misoprostol used to treat acne? No, in fact, it causes acne as a side-effect.
5. Is misoprostol an over-the-counter (OTC) drug? It is available both as OTC and prescription drug. Do not use this drug without consulting your doctor.