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RU486 “Abortion Pill”



What is it?


RU-486, also known as “the abortion pill,” is actually a combination of two drugs -- mifepristone and misoprostol -- that cause early abortion. It should not be used if it has been more than 7 weeks since your last period. It is NOT the same as the “morning after pill.”


How does it work?


The first pill, mifepristone, is taken orally and blocks the hormone progesterone needed to maintain the pregnancy. The second pill, misoprostol, is inserted into the vagina 24 to 72 hours later, causing the uterus to contract and expel the placenta and embryo.



Things to Consider


Life Choices Resource Center will provide you with a free lab-certified pregnancy test. You will have the results during your appointment.


Call us today at (732) 516-0911 to talk about the RU486 "Abortion Pill" before you make a decision.


Sources:

Kaiser Family Foundation, “Issue Update: Mifepristone: An Early Abortion Option,” July 2001. Mifeprex® Medication Guide, Danco Laboratories, LLC, revised 7/19/05