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RU486 - For the betterment of feminine health

RU-486 is a well known abortion pill which helps women to get rid of unwanted pregnancy. By doing so, it not only causes betterment of feminine health but also endows them with sense of control on their life.

How RU486 works?

This medication works by blocking the secretion of progesterone. It is a female hormone which is at peak during pregnancy. Its chief function is associated with existence and survival of the fetus. In the absence of this hormone, the endometrium gets softened and discharged through vagina when the uterus gets contracted. It causes successful termination of pregnancy.

RU486- How to take it?

The pill is to be used within 63 days of last menstrual period. It is necessary to confirm the pregnancy first. In the first phase, 3 pills of RU486, each containing 200mg of Mifepristone are to be taken with water or food. After 36 to 48 hours, misoprostol dosage of 400mcg (2 pills) is administered. Women are requested to do this under medical observation. Termination of pregnancy is confirmed 14-21 days after the misoprostol usage. The pills should not be consumed along with grapefruit or alcohol.

RU486 - Consider the contraindications

This medicine is not suitable for breastfeeding women or women suffering from any chronic illnesses.
  • IUD in the womb
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Asthma
  • Malnutrition
  • High levels of cholesterol in the blood
  • Sickle cell anemia
  • Hereditary porphyria
  • Kidney or Lung diseases
  • Hypertension
  • Adrenal failure

RU486- Management of side effects

  • Abdominal cramping and pain
  • Heavy bleeding
  • Diarrhea
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Fever and chills
  • Rash or hives
  • Face swelling
  • Hot flushes
  • Malaise
  • Bacterial or viral infection