When should abortion pills not be used?


A woman should not use abortion pills if:

  • She is being forced by someone to have an abortion.
  • She is more than 9 weeks pregnant.
  • She is allergic to mifepristone or misoprostol.
  • She has an IUD (intrauterine device – it should be removed before using the medicines).
  • She has any of the following conditions: chronic adrenal failure, hemorrhagic disorders or bleeding disorders/diseases, porphyries.
  • She has an ectopic pregnancy (a pregnancy outside the womb).
  • She cannot get to a hospital or doctor within two hours.
  • She is alone. She should ask a partner or a friend to stay with her while she uses the medicines.