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Prescribed Mifeprin for terminating pregnancy. Safe procedure? Any effect on health?

Hi, I want to terminate my 6 weeks of pregnancy...Doctor has given one medicine...MIFEPRIN...and she told that after 1 day of having this medicine..she will give some vaginal insertion and then to have misoprost medicine... so my question is how safe this procedure is for my health..If it is unsafe or if there is any loss to my body I will not go for termination
Asked On : Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
The administration of mifepristone, a powerful antiprogestin, coupled with a prostaglandin like misoprostol is a highly effective medical method of terminating pregnancy. In 1993, a large French trial confirmed the safety and efficacy of a regimen consisting of mifepristone and oral misoprostol.
This regimen, with a success rate of 96%, has been used extensively now.

The side effects are nausea, vomiting, cramping, pain, diarrhea etc and is far more common among the medical abortion clients than among the women who chose surgical abortion.
Most notable side effect of this abortion pill was found to be excessive and prolonged bleeding in many patients.
Overall this method of abortion with use of medicines is quite safe and efficacious.
Answered: Fri, 22 Mar 2013
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OBGYN Dr. Aarti Abraham's  Response
Mar 2013
thank you for your query.
Please undergo medical abortion under strict medical guidance only.
If performed under medical supervision, the procedure is quite safe.
however it does have certain side effects.
they are uncontrollable bleeding, chances of failure leading to performing surgical abortion and infection.
Also, there is a possibility that an abortion could cause tubal and endometrial damage leading to complications in conceiving the next time around.
There is no procedure that is 100 % safe, and you must go ahead knowing this.
Take care.
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