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Generic: mifepristone
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It is used in combination with other medicines to end an early pregnancy (usually during the first 7 weeks)
               



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What is this medicine?

MIFEPRISTONE (mi FE pri stone) is a hormone- like drug. It is used in combination with other medicines to end an early pregnancy (usually during the first 7 weeks). This medicine is only available in a doctor's office, health clinic, or hospital.

What should I tell my health care provider before I take this medicine?

They need to know if you have any of these conditions:
  • adrenal gland problems
  • bleeding problems
  • cannot easily get emergency medical help in the 2 weeks after you take this medicine
  • cannot return for follow up appointments after you take this medicine
  • have intrauterine device (IUD)
  • it has been more than 49 days (7 weeks) since your last menstrual period began
  • other medical problem
  • porphyria
  • take medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like enoxaparin, warfarin
  • take steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone
  • tubal or ectopic pregnancy
  • an unusual or allergic reaction to mifepristone, misoprostol, prostaglandins, or other medicines, foods, dyes, or preservatives
  • pregnant or trying to get pregnant
  • breast- feeding

How should I use this medicine?

Take this medicine by mouth with a glass of water. Follow the directions on the prescription label. Before you take this medicine, read the information your doctor or health care provider gives you. Talk to your doctor about any questions you have. Take your medicine exactly as directed. Do not take your medicine more often than directed. Do not stop taking except on your doctor's advice.

A special MedGuide will be given to you by the pharmacist with each prescription and refill. Be sure to read this information carefully each time.

Talk to your pediatrician regarding the use of this medicine in children. This medicine is not approved for use in children.

What if I miss a dose?

This does not apply.

What may interact with this medicine?

Do not take this medicine with any of the following medications:
  • cerivastatin
  • cisapride
  • dofetilide
  • medicines that treat or prevent blood clots like enoxaparin, warfarin
  • pimozide
  • ranolazine
  • steroid medicines like prednisone or cortisone

This medicine may also interact with the following medications:

  • erythromycin
  • grapefruit juice
  • medicines for fungal infections like ketoconazole, itraconazole
  • medicines for seizures like carbamazepine, phenytoin, phenobarbital
  • medicines used in surgery for anesthesia
  • rifampin
  • St. John's wort or other herbal products

               
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