mifepristone


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mifepristone

an antiprogestogenic steroid, used in the medical termination of pregnancy. Formula: C29H35NO2
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The chemical abortion regimen consisted of 200 milligrams of mifepristone (RU-486) followed by an at-home dose of 800 micrograms of misoprostol taken bucally (under the cheek or gum) 24-28 hours after the mifepristone.
Due to the politically embattled context of abortion in this country, however, the FDA's approval of mifepristone included distribution restrictions, which extensive research and decades of safe use have demonstrated to be medically unnecessary.
Vrhkar and colleagues evaluated the efficacy of 200 mcg of orally administrated mifepristone and 2 days later prescribed 800 mcg of vaginally administrated misoprostol as initial dose followed by 400 mcg orally administrated misoprostol in order to induce abortion in the second trimester.
Under the alternative regimen, the woman places 800 mcg of misoprostol pills in the vagina or buccally to induce bleeding, but she can decide to take it anywhere from 6 hours to 3 days after taking the mifepristone and she can take the misoprostol at home.
The case of the emergency contraceptive pill known as Plan B is similar to the mifepristone story, in that political influence played heavily in its approval process.
Women were eligible if they were 18 years or older; amenorrheic for up to nine weeks on the day of mifepristone administration; in good health, with no contraindications to mifepristone or misoprostol; willing to provide a urine sample; and able and willing to provide a telephone number for the purposes of follow-up.
But United Pharmacies asked us no medical questions before letting customers buy Mifepristone.
For pregnancies of between 12-24 weeks, the recommended medical method is 200 mg mifepristone orally, followed 36-48 hours later by either 800 [micro]g misoprostol administered vaginally, or 400 [micro]g
Our survey also suggests that mifepristone may be increasing access to abortion services," said Ms.
In the words of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG), 'Ulipristal acetate is an abortifacient of the same type as mifepristone (RU-486) and.
According to the review by Michael Adalpe, PhD, of the Veteran's Affairs Medical Center in Boise, Idaho, nearly 2 million women in Europe have used mifepristone and no C.
So if the choice to take Mifepristone is an unacceptable risk, what does that make the choice not to use it?