Misoprostol Use

Misoprostol, a synthetic prostaglandin analog, is used off-label for various obstetrics and gynecology purposes, including medication abortion, management of miscarriage, labor induction, cervical ripening (to open up the cervix), and as a treatment for postpartum hemorrhage.

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Is it safe to take Mifepristone plus Misoprostol pills one week after a missed period?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a female who is 164 cm tall and weighs about 58 kg. I had intercourse 25 days back. My menstrual period should come 12 days before, but I missed my periods. I did not take any medication, and the HCG urine test was negative. Is it safe to take Mifepristone plus Misoprostol pills one w...  Read Full »


Dr. Priyadarshini Tripathy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for reaching out. Mifepristone and Misoprostol are hormonal medicines used for termination of pregnancy. If your urine pregnancy test is negative, you should not be taking these medicines. As these are hormonal medicines, there are a lot of unwanted side effects ...  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 »

What is the right method to take abortion pill?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 27 year old female. I had my last period 60 days before. I am pregnant and I opted to abort at home. Four days back I have taken one tablet of Mifepristone at 10 AM and then two tablets of Misoprostol 10 AM the next day. I have been bleeding lightly after taking Misoprostol tablets...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. The methodology you have adopted for abortion is incorrect. You should have asked this question before taking the medicines. You have already crossed the time for the other two tablets. Ideally, two Misoprostol should have been taken orally and two inserted in va...  Read Full »

I did not bleed after taking Misoprostol. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, I started bleeding heavily after taking Mifepristone. It was not regular periods but thick blood clots, which lasted for a day. On the next day, I inserted a Misoprostol in the vagina, as I will be taking one tablet after every 12 hours (in total four tablets). After the first tablet, I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Balakrishnan. R

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. How are you doing? Mifepristone is a hormonal pill which will dislodge the embryo from the uterus, that is the embryo will be will be free from the walls of the uterus after 48 hours. Having four tablets of Misoprostol 200 mcg orally or vaginally at a time is simple...  Read Full »

How can I terminate a pregnancy with medicines?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 20 year old female, who weighs 47 kg and my height is 5 feet. I do not have any symptoms right now, but I am worried that I may get pregnant. If I get pregnant, then how can I terminate it early with medications? Please give me appropriate answers. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Sagar Ramesh Makode

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. In early stages, we can terminate with medicines. But before that, we need to confirm the pregnancy. You should get urine pregnancy test done and repeat after 12 to 24 hours. If possible, get an ultrasound of the pelvis done, which will also help in early diagnosis. Th...  Read Full »

Either Mirena or hysterectomy, which is better for irregular periods?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old. I have tilted bicornuate uterus. My history includes two cesarean sections, PCOS, adenomyosis, dysmenorrhea and amenorrhea. Now, I am suffering from irregular and very painful periods. I am getting heavy clots for three days and bleeding for the next four days. My cycle...  Read Full »


Dr. Megha Tuli Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your query. At your age, instead of hysterectomy, Mirena is a better option. Misoprostol is very effective in opening the uterine cervix and most likely the procedure will be successful. Whereas hysterectomy is concerned, you can go for both ...  Read Full »

I had a blood clot after taking Cytotec. Was the abortion successful?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 20-year-old female with a weight of 55 kg. I had an abortion of one month with Cytotec and what I experienced was a blood clot with no bleeding. The second day, there was a blood clot. Until now, there is no bleeding. I have pain in my belly. Was the abortion successful?  Read Full »


Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. With Cytotec (Misoprostol) alone the success rate of abortion is around 75% to 85%. How much of the dose have you taken? The bleeding will last for four to five days. If you feel you have not bled properly and if you are having more bleeding than usual then get a ...  Read Full »

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