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A healthcare provider may give a woman mifepristone to terminate a pregnancy. Specifically, the medication is approved for use if it has been 49 days or less since a woman's last menstrual period began. If this drug does not completely terminate the pregnancy, a second medication may be give two days later. Headaches, cramping, and nausea are possible side effects.
What Is Mifepristone?
Are There Side Effects?Just like any medicine, mifepristone can cause side effects. In fact, most women who take this drug will experience some type of side effect. However, in most cases the side effects require no treatment or are treated easily by you or your healthcare provider. Serious side effects are less common.
- Abdominal (stomach) pain