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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 should I watch for while using this medicine?

For your safety, you must visit your doctor as directed after taking this medicine. Report any unusual effects to your doctor. This medicine can cause birth defects. You will need surgery if this medicine fails to cause a full abortion.

After you take this medicine, some vaginal bleeding is normal. Heavy bleeding may be a sign that something is wrong. If you soak through 2 thick full- size sanitary pads each hour for 2 hours, get medical help right away. Tell the health care provider that you have taken this medicine.

Call your doctor if you have a fever, stomach pain or tenderness, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or feel weak. This may be a sign that something is wrong. You may have a serious infection or complication and need medical help.

Keep the MedGuide for this medicine. If you need emergency medical care, show your healthcare provider the MedGuide.

What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • breathing problems
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint, lightheaded
  • fever
  • stomach pain
  • unusually weak or tired
  • vaginal discharge with bad smell

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • back pain
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • loss of appetite
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach cramps
  • vaginal bleeding

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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