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Mifepristone and Misoprostol Regimen

When terminating a pregnancy with mifepristone (Mifeprex®, Korlym™) and misoprostol (Cytotec®), the usual regimen consists of at least three visits to your healthcare provider. If you are seven weeks pregnant or less, a one-time dose of mifepristone is typically given. This dose will be given at your healthcare provider's office or clinic.
Two days later, you will have to return to your healthcare provider's office. If you are still pregnant, your healthcare provider may give you misoprostol (Cytotec), which works by causing uterine contractions to push out the products of conception.
Approximately 12 days later, you will need to return to your healthcare provider's office once again to determine whether your pregnancy has been successfully terminated. If you are still pregnant, your healthcare provider will talk to you about other options for ending your pregnancy, including a surgical abortion.
(For more details on this abortion method, click Mifepristone Dosage. This Web selection discusses how to take mifepristone and offers more information on the dosing regimen for terminating a pregnancy.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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