Why Women opt for this?
- It can be done at home.
- It is like a miscarriage.
- It is less invasive than an in-clinic abortion.
- It can end an early pregnancy, less than 9 weeks. In case the pregnancy is more than 9 weeks then in-clinic abortion is needed.
- Some clinics will go beyond 9 weeks for a medication abortion.
Ingredients of Unwanted-Kit tablet
Unwanted-Kit contains Mifepristone 200 mg and Misoprostol (4 tablets each of 0.2 mg) 800 mcg.
Mifepristone is called the abortion pill or RU-486. It is a synthetic steroid with antiprogestational effects. It causes the placenta to separate from the endometrium, softens the cervix, and increases uterine contractions to allow the uterine contents to pass.
Misoprostol causes uterine contractions to expel the contents from the uterus. You will get pain and then the pregnancy ends (like a miscarriage) at home. It also causes nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms.
Important Therapeutic Uses of Unwanted-Kit tablet
These are prescription abortion pills used to terminate the pregnancy which is less than 9 weeks.
About 2 to 7 out of 100 women taking pills need a surgical procedure because the pregnancy did not completely pass from the uterus or stop bleeding.
Directions to take Unwanted-Kit tablet for medical abortion
Day 1: Take 1 Mifepristone tablet by mouth.
- 24 to 48 hours after taking Mifepristone: Take 2 Misoprostol tablets buccally (hold pills in a buccal area in the cheek to diffuse through the oral mucus (tissues which line the mouth) and enter directly into the bloodstream).
- Most women will pass the pregnancy within 2 to 24 hours after taking the tablets.
- Misoprostol may not work if taken sooner than 24 hours or after 48 hours.
Contraindications / Do not opt for Abortion by pills if
- Over 9 weeks pregnant (time since the start of your last period)
- Confirmed or suspected ectopic pregnancy or undiagnosed adnexal mass
- Do not have access to a doctor or an emergency room
- Have a bleeding problem
- Have a blood clotting disorder or adrenal failure
- Have an IUD. It must be removed first.
- Take any medicines that should not be used with a medical abortion.
- Take certain steroid medicines
- Severe hepatic failure
- Some gynecological conditions (e.g. serious pelvic infection)
- Inherited porphyria
- Cramping, bleeding but still pregnant after taking the pills
- Excessive vaginal bleeding
- Nausea, weakness, dizziness
- Fever, vomiting, anxiety
- Headache, diarrhea, pain
- Hot flushes, low-grade temperature
- Adrenal insufficiency