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the abortion pill

What is the Abortion Pill or RU-486?          

Got questions about the abortion pill?  The abortion pill, also known as RU-486 is 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. The abortion pill is NOT the same as the Morning After Pill.


What is a medical abortion anyway?

A medical abortion uses drugs like the ones mentioned above to end an early pregnancy.


How does it work?

The first pill, Mifepristone, is taken orally and blocks the hormone progesterone which is needed to maintain the pregnancy. The second pill, Misoprostol, is taken 24 to 72 hours later, causing the uterus to contract and expel the placenta and embryo.


What about my health? 

Side effects from the abortion pill include heavy bleeding, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and cramping. If a medical abortion fails, a surgical abortion will be required.



Have you taken the first dose of the ABORTION PILL MIFEPRISTONE (Mifeprex or RU-486)?  Are you questioning your decision of taking the abortion pill?  We are waiting to help you!  There is an effective process for reversing the abortion pill, called ABORTION PILL REVERSAL

For additional information contact our office at 814-226-7007, go online at  OR CALL THE 24/7 HOTLINE:(877) 558-0333

At Next Step Pregnancy Solutions and Services, we are here for you.  We have the information you need and free pregnancy tests that can help you process your next step. Let’s talk about your options. 


Note: We offer accurate information about pregnancy options, however, we do not perform or refer for abortion services and we provide a written disclaimer to this effect to individuals requesting services. This information is intended for general education purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice. 

Sources:  Kaiser Family Foundation, “Issue Update: Mifepristone: An Early Abortion Option,” July 2001.  Mifeprex® Medication Guide, Danco Laboratories, LLC, revised 4/22/09

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