mifepristone, Mifeprex (cont.)

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PREGNANCY: Mifepristone is used for the termination of pregnancy through the 49th day of pregnancy. Otherwise, it should not be used during pregnancy because it will terminate the pregnancy.

NURSING MOTHERS: Mifepristone is secreted into breast milk. Due to the risk of adverse effects, breastfeeding mothers should decide whether to discontinue breast-feeding or mifepristone.

SIDE EFFECTS: Commonly reported side effects include vaginal bleeding, cramping, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, back pain, and tiredness. Less common but severe side effects include allergic reactions, low blood pressure, loss of consciousness, infections after abortion, ruptured ectopic pregnancy, shortness of breath, rapid heartbeat (tachycardia), and hematometra (collection of blood in the uterus).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 10/30/2014


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