Misoprostol

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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How long is it safe to wait to normally deliver a dead fetus after 26 weeks of pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor,My sister is 26 weeks pregnant, and today they found that the baby's heartbeat has stopped. It has already been more than 12 hours since the baby passed away, but the doctors are waiting for normal delivery. My sister has a fever now. Is it safe to wait? The doctors are trying to convin...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Sorry to hear about your sister's loss. Please do not worry about the treatment that is going on. Your doctor is doing the right thing. I know all of you are mentally disturbed about the loss, but this is the right thing. This is the tough part to explain to the mother...  Read Full »

I used an abortion kit last night and have not experienced any bleeding yet. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, I used an abortion kit, and I have had cramps and loose motions since last night, but there has been no bleeding till now. Kindly help.  Read Full »


Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your concern in detail and will surely help you out. According to the symptoms you are describing, you will most likely start bleeding and the abortion process in a day. Sometimes the response is delayed. But yes, I would like to know how you took the kit,...  Read Full »

What is the reason for the miscarriage not to happen even after taking an abortion kit?

Query: Hi doctor, My wife's pregnancy test came positive. So, she had taken a Clear kit on the 20th. But, the period did not come. What to do? Can she take another Clear kit?  Read Full »


Dr. Vidya Muralidhar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Wait for two more days. If there is still no bleeding, consult a gynecologist. For further queries consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist  Read Full »

How to know whether my friend is free of RPOC?

Query: Hi doctor, My friend had MTP and passed the lumps. But, her second scan showed RPOC. The doctor gave her Misoprostol 200 mg two doses for three days. After taking medicine, she has not bled. Is that fine or should we worry?  Read Full »


Dr. Purushottam Sah

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It should be fine, if she has passed the RPOC (retained products of conception). Sometimes, the RPOC will get passed without knowing it. If bleeding has stopped, then no need to worry. I hope that her doctor had given antibiotics. For further information consult an obstet...  Read Full »

How to know if abortion was successful or not?

Query: Hi doctor, I found out that I was four weeks pregnant last Tuesday. I took Misoprostol sublingually three times on three hours interval. Later that evening, I had serious cramps and diarrhea. I bled a little and passed out blood clots twice. Then the next day, I noticed I was passing out blood tiss...  Read Full »


Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Medical abortion is available once a pregnancy is detected via ultrasound (usually around five weeks) up to nine weeks (63 days) gestation. The abortion is achieved using a combination of two medications which work together to terminate a pregnancy. If you feel it i...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of Mifepristone?

Query: Hi doctor, Is taking contraceptive pill - Mifepristone after sex safe?  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Are you asking about contraceptive pill? But, Mifepristone is not a contraceptive pill to be used after sex. It is used for abortion when the age of the fetus is less than 7 weeks. Also, it is used with an additional drug termed Misoprostol. I presume that you are talking...  Read Full »

Is it necessary to take anti-D injection post abortion in Rh-negative woman?

Query: Hello doctor, I am O negative and my husband is Rh-positive. I have a baby of 1.6 years old, Rh-positive. Now I am pregnant of six weeks and do not want to continue so I take an abortion kit but after taking all four Misoprostol pills bleeding not started yet and it is almost 24 hours gone. What...  Read Full »


Dr. Jimesh H. Mavani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You need to do one ultrasound scan to confirm the pregnancy. If you had done scan before taking pills then wait for 12 days and if no bleeding then repeat ultrasound scan. And if you did not do ultra scan then get it done. You should bleed. But if not then either you h...  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 icliniq.com. 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 »

I took Mifepristone before 72 hours of unprotected sex. Is there still chance for me to get pregnant?

Query: Hi doctor, I had unprotected sex before three days. Today it is almost 72 hours completed. I have taken Mifepristone 200 mg. Are there chances of pregnancy still?  Read Full »


Dr. Settipalli Saravan Pramod

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is a less likely chance to get pregnant. As you had taken your contraceptive within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.  Read Full »

Please tell me the uses of Misoprostol.

Query: Hi doctor, Please explain me the uses of Misoprostol.  Read Full »


Dr. Sanjay Kumar Bhattacharyya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Misoprostol is a wonder drug, which is used randomly in various obstetrical conditions. It is used for abortion when the gestation is only few months, that is less than 7 weeks, along with another drug called Mifepristone. Mifepristone 200 mg is advised to take orally...  Read Full »

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