Abortion Pill / RU486 Process
- A consultation with a doctor
- Confirmation of pregnancy by ultrasound or a blood test. The patient should understand that at this early stage of pregnancy one cannot be 100% certain that the pregnancy is in the uterus and not in the fallopian tube.
- The first pill, Mifeprex, is taken in the office. Usually, there are no symptoms. Occasionally, you may experience some spotting or bleeding. Your doctor will advise you on how the remaining pills are to be taken.
- You may experience slight nausea. Usually, you will have mild to strong cramping starting 1-2 hours after remaining pills are taken, followed by bleeding which can be heavy for several hours. It will become like your period, and light spotting may continue for up to 10 days.
- Within three weeks, you must have a follow-up visit to the office to confirm that the Abortion Pill (RU486) was successful. In 1%-2% of women, the pill does not work, and they need a further procedure.