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Taking three mifepristone (Mifeprex®, Korlym™) tablets as a one-time dose can cause an abortion in women who are seven weeks pregnant or less. This abortion pill works by blocking the action of progesterone, which causes the uterine lining to soften and break down. The medication is also approved to control hyperglycemia (high blood sugar levels) in people with Cushing's syndrome.
This drug is not suitable for everyone, so let your healthcare provider know if you have any medical issues, such as a bleeding disorder or problems with your adrenal gland, or if you are taking any other medications. Side effects are possible and may include nausea, headaches, and cramping.
(Click Mifepristone for more details on the effectiveness of this pill. This full-length article also offers a complete overview of this drug, including dosing instructions, safety precautions, and what to expect during this type of abortion process. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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