Mifepristone Drug Information

Mifepristone (Mifeprex®) is a pill licensed for use in women who want to terminate a pregnancy. It is specifically approved for use in adult women who are seven weeks pregnant or less.
The medication is taken as a one-time dose. It is taken orally (by mouth) in a healthcare setting, such as a healthcare provider's office or clinic. This can be a good option for women who are trying to avoid a surgical abortion. If mifepristone does not successfully end the pregnancy, another medicine, misoprostol (Cytotec®), is taken two days later.
Before you take mifepristone, make sure your healthcare provider has up-to-date information on any other drugs you are taking (including vitamins and supplements), as well as any allergies you may have, including to medications, foods, dyes, or preservatives.
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Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD