How to use mifepristone plus misoprostol for safe abortion?


Until 10 weeks of pregnancy, a woman needs 1 tablet of mifepristone (200 mg) and 4 tablets of misoprostol (200 mcg each).

Step 1- A woman should swallow one tablet of mifepristone.

Step 2- 24 hours later: a woman should put 4 tablets of misoprostol in the cheek between the gum and lower teeth, 2 on each side.  (See a picture of how to use the misoprostol underneath).

The pills should stay for at least 30 minutes, or until the tablets are dissolved. She can swallow her saliva, but NOT the pills.  After 30 minutes it is ok to swallow what remains of the pills. 

It's better to avoid eating or drinking during these 30 minutes so that the pills are not accidently swallowed. Saliva can be swallowed. After 30 minutes if there are any remains of the tablets, they can be swallowed .


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