mifepristone

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mifepristone

an antiprogestogenic steroid, used in the medical termination of pregnancy. Formula: C29H35NO2
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Conservative members of the House and Senate are gathering to try to find ways of restricting the use of Mifeprex ("the abortion pill") or even withdrawing FDA approval.
The FDA warns that Mifeprex should not be taken by women with:
More than 1.75 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.
Approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a medical abortion drug, mifepristone (Mifeprex) is a potent type-II glucocorticoid receptor antagonist.
Activists have responded to the reports by calling for a removal of mifepristone (Mifeprex) from the U.S.
Two additional deaths after medical abortion with mifepristone (Mifeprex) have prompted the Food and Drug Administration to issue a public health advisory alerting health care providers and advising review of prescribing information.
Plan B is unrelated to Mifeprex, or RU-486, the so-called "abortion pill." Plan B can prevent a pregnancy from starting - that's what it's designed to do - but it has no effect on one that is already under way.
Less than one year after the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Mifeprex (mifepristone), commonly known as the "abortion pill," an article in the Los Angeles Times (1) predicted a bleak future for the drug in the United States.
Touted as the safer alternative to surgical abortion, RU-486, marketed here as Mifeprex, places the success or failure of the procedure in the hands of the overburdened (at best) or dispassionate (at worst) healthcare system.
In a chemical ["RU-486"] abortion, a woman takes two drugs: Mifeprex, at the abortion clinic, and then 4872 hours later, misoprostol, a prostaglandin, typically at home.
On March 30th, the FDA announced three changes to the Mifeprex label, effective immediately.
The "abortion pill," as medication abortion is sometimes called (it is sold in the United States under the trade name "Mifeprex"), actually consists of two medications.