mifepristone, Mifeprex

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    Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

    Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

  • Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD
    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD

    Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Is mifepristone-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?

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.

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

What else should I know about mifepristone-oral?

What preparations of mifepristone-oral are available?

Tablets: 200 and 300 mg

How should I keep mifepristone-oral stored?

Tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15 C - 30 C (59 F - 86 F). Optimal storage temperature is 25 C (77 F).

Reference: FDA Prescribing Information

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