mifepristone

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mifepristone

an antiprogestogenic steroid, used in the medical termination of pregnancy. Formula: C29H35NO2
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The GAO report cited an FDA investigation that found in all six of the deaths, the women used a Mifeprex treatment regimen not FDA-approved.
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The FDA warns that Mifeprex should not be taken by women with:
Doctors will be able to start prescribing Mifeprex - known as RU-486 in France, the early option or abortion pill - in the next few weeks (no specific rollout date has been set).
75 million women have had drug-induced abortions since the FDA approved the Mifeprex for abortion in 2000, said Fine, and only eight women have died of an infection related to taking the drug.
The FDA's approval of Mifeprex in 2000 specified a regimen that involved three visits to the physician's office: first for counseling and to receive a 600 milligram (mg) oral dose of mifepristone, then two days later for a 400 microgram (pg) oral dose of misoprostol and once again, on day 14, for follow-up.
Under federal law, Mifeprex must be provided by or under the supervision of a physician who is able to assess the duration of pregnancy accurately, diagnose ectopic pregnancies and provide surgical intervention and emergency care as needed (or refer women elsewhere for such care).
This theoretical mechanism of mifepristone-induced sepsis remains under investigation, but the FDA's advisory warns health care providers and patients of the potential risks of Mifeprex use.
Danco Laboratories, Mifeprex (mifepristone) tablets, 200 mg, prescriber's agreement, New York: Danco Laboratories, 2001, p.
women1 have taken Mifeprex (the trade name for RU486) since the FDA approved its use in September 2000.
2% ) has led to a burgeoning interest in providing medical abortion, not just at family planning and abortion clinics, but also among physicians in solo or group practice, said Heather O'Neill, director of public affairs for Danco Laboratories, which manufactures mifepristone under the brand name Mifeprex.