What is the Abortion Pill (RU486)?
The Abortion Pill (brand name Mifeprex) is a form of early pregnancy termination or abortion caused by the combination of two medications, mifepristone and misoprostol. Also known as the RU486 pill, mifepristone has been used safely in Europe and Asia for many years. The Abortion Pill is an early abortion option for women who are no more then 9 weeks pregnant. During the first appointment at the our clinic you receive the mifepristone pill to take orally. Then 8 to 72 hours later, in the privacy of your own home, you insert small tablets of misoprostol into your vagina, which causes contractions resulting in a miscarriage. When used in combination, mifepristone and misoprostol are 95% – 97% effective if used within two weeks. Mifeprex is the brand name of mifepristone in the U.S., and is sometimes referred to as non-surgical abortion, medical abortion, or RU486. Non-surgical abortions using RU486 are performed in the first 63 days of the first trimester. Mifepristone and misoprostol ar