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Misoprostol is a drug commonly used along with Mifepristone to terminate a pregnancy (cause abortion). The other uses of this drug include starting labor, treating gastric ulcer, and stopping excessive bleeding post pregnancy.

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I did not get period after taking Cytotec for abortion. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I got pregnant in march this year and got it aborted through medicines (Cytotec). I took two doses as the first dose failed to work. Till this month, my monthly period cycle was absolutely fine. I was supposed to have periods on the 21st of june. Still I have not got my periods. I did ...  Read Full »

Dr. Kamalpreet Kaur Nagpal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Health issues because of abortion pills are that you may continue to bleed for 16 days or so, and also there may be incomplete abortion or some times no effect at all (failure) as you have already experienced. So it is not possible to continue pregnancy also after ta...  Read Full »

Which abortion method is better at five weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, I am pregnant. The ultrasound shows five weeks ± two weeks of pregnancy. My symptoms are fatigue, emotional, indigestion, and anger. I am on Pantocid for five days. I want to abort my pregnancy. Please tell me which method is better - surgical or medicine?  Read Full »

Dr. Aman Deep Raj

Answer: Hello, Welcome to If your ultrasound scan shows five weeks of intrauterine pregnancy, then you can go for a medical abortion by taking tablet Mifepristone 200 mg orally stat and after 48 hours of taking this medication, you can take tablet Misoprostol 400 micrograms orally and repeat ...  Read Full »

Can you explain how should I take abortion pills?

Query: Hello doctor, I am 6 weeks pregnant and I need to terminate the pregnancy. I have gone through an ultrasound to confirm that it is an intrauterine pregnancy. I need to know how I can terminate it through abortion pills and what other precautions I need to take. Also, are there any other antibiotics ...  Read Full »

Dr. Sravanthi Nuthalapati

Answer: Hello, Welcome to You need to take an MTP kit a medical termination of pregnancy which will be sold only at the prescription of a registered medical practitioner and is no longer available as an OTC (over the counter) drug. It contains two medications namely Mifepristone and Misoprost...  Read Full »

I took two abortion pills. How long would it take to get my period?

Query: Hello doctor, How does Zitotec 200 mcg work? I took two tablets, and it was single use. How long would it take to get my period? Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Balakrishnan R

Answer: Hello, I appreciate you signing up on icliniq. You now have exclusive access to expert medical opinion. Zitotec is Misoprostol or Prostaglandin E1. It comes in 200, 400, and 600 mcg. Hopefully, you have taken two tablets of 200 mcg. The effect of this tablet is to make the uterus contract and the...  Read Full »

Even after taking two doses of MTP pills, why am I still getting clots?

Query: Hello doctor, I had recently used MTP pills, and it is day 4. Day one I took 1 tablet of 200 mcg, the second day I took 2 tablets each 200 mcg. I did not take rest two pills, due to heavy bleeding. Also, I had got a lot of clotting, though it must be cleared now. On the fourth day, I did ultrasonogr...  Read Full »

Dr. Sameer Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Considering the USG (ultrasonography) scan report (attachment removed to protect patient identity), there are still retained products of conception inside the uterus with clots. Ideally, you can take the remaining two doses of tablet Misoprostol and allow the bleedin...  Read Full »

Can Mifepristone prevent pregnancy when taken four days after unprotected sex?

Query: Hi doctor, I was three months pregnant and recently had a medical abortion. I had unprotected intercourse four days before the abortion. I was given 200 mcg of Mifepristone and two days later Misoprostol which expelled the pregnancy. (the intercourse occurred six days before the Misoprostol). I...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There seems to be confusion about the dose of Mifepristone which you know about. Usually, three 200 mg tablets (600 mg total) orally administered Mifepristone as a single one time dose and two days later Misoprostol is given. Your idea about 200 mcg Mifepristone is th...  Read Full »

Why have I not got my periods post surgical abprtion even after taking Cytomis?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 21 years old and I had a surgical abortion when I was two months pregnant. I bled for about two weeks. On the third week, my doctor prescribed me Cytomis 200 mg to induce my period. Still no sign of period. Also, I had unprotected sex three days back but I used an emergency contrace...  Read Full »

Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It is a very short history for too many events and drugs you have taken and a very short time period. Second, you have not mentioned your detailed medical, drug, menstrual, gynecological, and obstetric history. First of all, you had a miscarriage (surgical) and bled ...  Read Full »

There is bleeding and pain after taking Misoprostol. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My friend underwent a USG and she was detected with 6-week pregnancy and then she took Mifepristone and then next day four Misoprostol (mouth dissolving). Now it has been more than 24 hours. She is bleeding continuously with clots and having severe pain. Kindly suggest what to do now ...  Read Full »

Dr. Deepali Raina

Answer: Hi, Welcome to It is the pregnancy products coming out. Heavy bleeding is expected after medical termination of pregnancy. Sometimes, however, if the medical abortion is not complete and some products remain stuck in the uterus, the bleeding may continue or even be excessive to a leve...  Read Full »

I took Misoprostol without knowing that I am pregnant. Will it affect the fetus?

Query: Hi doctor,I had a miscarriage three months ago, and it caused me great psychological distress. It was my first pregnancy after trying to conceive for ten years. As a part of my miscarriage treatment, I was supplied with Misoprostol pills (200 mg each). I never ingested it as my miscarriage passed na...  Read Full »

Dr. Mavani Jimesh Himatbhai

Answer: Hi, Welcome to First of all, for delayed periods, you should not take Misoprostol. If you have delayed menses, you should confirm pregnancy first and then you can choose other Progesterone-like tablets to induce menses. Secondly, it is true that Misoprostol can cause congenital disabi...  Read Full »

I have no bleeding even after taking Misoprostol. Kindly help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old. My weight is 143 lbs. Height is 1'6". At 9 AM I took three tablets of Cytotec drugs orally and inserted one. But have been having cramp and diarrhea but no bleeding just sign of small blood when I urinate. Please can I insert another one this night?  Read Full »

Dr. Goswami Parth Rajendragiri

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The abortion procedure depends on the age of gestation. Cytotec contains Misoprostol and it is used for the abortion procedure. For the first trimester, abortion Mifepristone should be given orally as 600 mg dose and than Misoprostol orally or vaginally inserted a...  Read Full »

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