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How should Mifepristone tablet be taken?

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My girlfriend is 5 weeks pregnant & has taken one mifepristone tablet orally last night i.e. 07-03-2014. The pharmacist advised to take one misoprostol tablet orally after 12 hours, i.e. today morning and each tablet 12 hours thereafter. Is the dosage correct and does the tablet need to be swallowed or kept under the tongue ?
Posted Thu, 27 Mar 2014 in Abortion and Stillbirth
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 8 minutes later
Brief Answer: dosage is correct Detailed Answer: Hello, The dosage is correct, and it has to be swallowed orally and not be kept under the tongue. You may proceed accordingly. However, a pharmacist is not the right person to prescribe these drugs. These are scheduled drugs and needs a doctor's prescription. Better to use it under a doctor's care. The current treatment regimen is correct though. Let me know if you have more queries. Regards,
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Follow-up: How should Mifepristone tablet be taken? 5 minutes later
Thanks a lot doctor. When will the bleeding start ?
Answered by Dr. Shanthi.E 12 minutes later
Brief Answer: after 24 hrs Detailed Answer: Hi, Usually the bleeding starts after 24 hrs of taking the first tablet Mifepristone. At the latest, it should start within 48hrs, not more than that. Regards,
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