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What is Misoprostol–Mifepristone used for?

Misoprostol–Mifepristone is a combination medication used to end an early pregnancy that is less than 63 days in duration. This medication softens the cervix and contracts the uterus, which results in the termination of pregnancy. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What is the recommended dosage of Misoprostol–Mifepristone?

The dosage of Misoprostol–Mifepristone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label.

Mifepristone tablet is for oral use and Misoprostol tablets are for vaginal use.

What if you overdose on Misoprostol–Mifepristone?

Any medication used in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Misoprostol–Mifepristone, seek medical attention immediately.

What other drugs could interact with Misoprostol–Mifepristone?

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Misoprostol–Mifepristone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the side effects of Misoprostol–Mifepristone?

Like other medicines, Misoprostol–Mifepristone can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Misoprostol–Mifepristone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Misoprostol–Mifepristone cannot be anticipated. If any side effects of Misoprostol–Mifepristone develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Misoprostol–Mifepristone can cause side effects such as headache, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, bleeding, and heavy cramping. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are using Misoprostol–Mifepristone.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Misoprostol–Mifepristone?

Is it possible for me to use Misoprostol–Mifepristone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods and other products be avoided when I use Misoprostol–Mifepristone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Misoprostol–Mifepristone?
How will Misoprostol–Mifepristone work in my body?
How should Misoprostol–Mifepristone be used?
How to reduce the risk of Misoprostol–Mifepristone drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists or other health care professional. It should not be understood to indicate that the use of Misoprostol–Mifepristone is safe, appropriate or effective for you. Always consult your health care professional before using this, or any other, drug.


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