What symptoms are normal after taking the pills?
Bleeding after taking the misoprostol pills
Most women will start bleeding 1-4 hours after using misoprostol; however, there are individual variations. Every experience is different. In some exceptional cases the bleeding can occur 24 hours to 72 hours of taking the misoprostol. It is important to know that if there is no bleeding or only… Read more »
Bleeding after the abortion
On average, women bleed for 9 -14 days after doing a medical abortion. Some women bleed or pass clots for as long as 4 weeks. After the first few days of more intense bleeding some women will have little or no bleeding, some will have bleeding that stops and starts, and others will have bleeding… Read more »
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… Read more »
Other side effects
Nausea and vomiting are frequent pregnancy-related symptoms but they may become worse with the use of misoprostol. Fever below 38º for a few hours, chills, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, headache and flu-like symptoms are all side effects of misoprostol. They usually occur within the hour following… Read more »
What will I see?
Most women don’t see anything. Women can choose not to look at the pad, wrap it and throw it away, or just flush everything down the toilet. During expulsion it is possible that a small white streak will be seen. The woman will expel a gestational sac, which is white and if it can be seen, it looks… Read more »
What if I do not bleed after the misoprostol?
If after 24 hours the woman has no bleeding, and she is sure that she is pregnant AND that the pregnancy develops in the uterus she can repeat the misoprostol dose of 4 tablets. The first pill mifepristone will work up to 72 hours. So she can put another 4 misoprostol buccally (between the gum and… Read more »