Misoprostol is an oral medication used for early abortion in women. A total of 4 tablets are meant to initiate early abortion which can be increased to 8 (in number) for its completion. When a woman gets pregnant, the earlier this pill is consumed, the better results can be achieved. It is known to work effectively when taken alongside one tablet of Mifepristone. Mifepristone is usually consumed 24 hours before Misoprostol. This pill works best for women who are no more than 9-12 weeks pregnant. All a woman needs to do is take 4 tablets of Misoprostol and put them in her mouth. They should then be held in the mouth for approximately 30 minutes, and the remaining fragments should then be consumed. When bleeding occurs, you need to check whether a receptacle is there on the sanitary pad or not. If you’re nine weeks pregnant, the receptacle i.e. the embryonic sac would look like a kidney bean. The bleeding usually starts within the first 2-3 hours of consumption of this medicine. If it doesn’t start within the first 4 hours, consume 4 more tablets (of Misoprostol) and repeat the same procedure again.
Misoprostol, also known as the Abortion Pill is a safe and effective medication for early abortion in women. It can be taken orally or vaginally. The efficacy or the success rate of this drug is more when taken vaginally. For a woman who is no more than nine weeks pregnant, this pill works wonders. It doesn’t mean that it won’t work for a woman who’s 10-12 weeks pregnant. The sooner this pill is taken, the better effects can be achieved.
For oral administration of this pill, you need to wait exactly 24 hours after you’ve consumed Mifepristone. You can take a tablet of Ibuprofen one hour before taking this medication to reduce the intensity of the side effects. You need to place four tablets of this medication in your mouth (under your tongue or cheek pouch) and wait for 30 minutes. Consume the remaining fragments with water after 30 minutes. If you vomit the tablets before 30 minutes, you will have to repeat the same step again. Bleeding usually starts within the first 2-3 hours. You will experience heavy bleeding and cramping as you do during your menstrual period. It is, therefore, suggested to keep some sanitary pads handy. You will see a receptacle on your pad which will confirm that the abortion has taken place.
This pill can also be taken vaginally for which you need to place all four tablets one by one. Place the tablets one by one by reaching the farthest spot in your vagina. Lie down for 30 minutes. If the tablets fall out before 30 minutes, insert them again. If they fall out after 30 minutes, do not worry as most of the medication would have been consumed by now. You will experience bleeding and cramping after a while. You can also experience some blood clots during this process. It is completely normal unless you start bleeding heavily. If you bleed heavily within the first hour which fills up two or more of your sanitary pads, then it can be a serious condition. Seek medical help immediately if such a case occurs.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
1. What is the medication Misoprostol used for?
Ans. This medication is used for early abortion in women. It can be consumed orally or vaginally.
2. What happens when you take Misoprostol?
Ans. Upon consumption of this medicine, bleeding and cramping occurs within the first 4 hours. A receptacle obtained during bleeding shows that the abortion has taken place.
3. How long does Misoprostol take to work?
Ans. It takes roughly around 4 hours for this medicine to work. You will experience bleeding and cramping when the pill starts working.
4. How do I insert this pill?
Ans. These tablets can be inserted one by one directly into the vagina. Take four tablets of Misoprostol 200mcg and place them one by one into the vagina. Reach for the farthest spot in the vagina and lie down for a period of 30 minutes. When bleeding and cramping occurs, it means that the abortion process has started.