Medical abortion causes mild to very strong cramping throughout and after the process. Each woman is different. Cramping is usually strong for about 4-8 hours after misoprostol. Milder cramps may continue for several days till up to 2 weeks. Painkillers can be taken immediately after using misoprostol and are highly effective. 15
Can I use painkillers? When?
Ibuprofen is the most effective painkiller to use during a medical abortion and does not have any influence on the abortion. 27,28, 29 Ibuprofen can be taken after or before using the misoprostol. Acetaminophen (paracetamol) or NSAIDs such as naproxine can also be used but are less effective… Read more »