Pregnancy termination always remains a hot topic for a debate or discussion. Due to recent changes in abortion laws of various countries, the medicine has become more accessible for the women than a decade ago. The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) has also approved the abortion pill that makes it more trustworthy.
The success rate of the method ranges from 96 to 97 per cent without any complications. However, it is always a doubt remains in a woman’s mind that is it possible to undergo a medical abortion without anyone’s help.
The Process of Medical Abortion
The procedure of termination of pregnancy starts with taking the primary pill, Mifepristone on the first day of the procedure. The pill blocks the progesterone hormone by restricting the nutrients and oxygen. The fetus dies in the absence of progesterone hormone, as it is the main hormone in the fetus. The advised dosage of the medicine is one tablet of 200 mg.
This medicine doesn’t lead to any kind of side effect. The common symptom of the medicine is abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding. Therefore, it is recommended to be ready with maxi sanitary pads before taking the drug.
The next step is performed after an interval of 24 to 72 hours (after one or two days). In the next move take Misoprostol. This medicine is a prostaglandin analogue that causes uterine contraction and helps the dead fetus to flow through vaginally. Abdominal pain, cramping and vaginal bleeding remain constant even after taking this pill. Other than these, nausea, vomiting, diarrhoea, weakness and dizziness are some of the side effects are also experienced by some users.
The recommended dosage of Misoprostol is 800 mg (usually available is 200 mg tablet, then you have to take 4 tablets of the medicine). It can be taken buccally or vaginally. According to FDA’s new rule, you can conduct medical abortion at home without going to the clinic or hospital.
You Can Conduct the Medical Abortion Process If –
• You had consulted the doctor about going through the process.
• If you are not ectopic pregnant.
• You have checked all the consequence of the pill and you are not allergic to any of the ingredient of the medicine.
• If you are within 10 weeks of gestation.
• You are not using IUD (Intrauterine Devices).
Some women also abort pregnancy only by using Misoprostol. The success rate of consuming only Misoprostol to abort a pregnancy is 77 to 88 per cent. According to various researches, the combination of Mifepristone and Misoprostol is more effective than only Mifepristone or Misoprostol.