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Q. How do I use the MTP Kit? Is it effective?

Answered by
Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Oct 25, 2017

Hello doctor,

The period cycle of my fiancee falls on the 1st of every month. We had sex on the 13th and the 14th. She missed her periods this time and had a pregnancy test, which came back positive. She took a single tablet of Mifepristone at 2 p.m. The medical person asked her to take the first pill at 2 p.m. and then another one after 55 hours at 9 p.m. and then again two tablets after 12 hours at 9 a.m. and then the remaining two pills. Is this right?

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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

There are two types of medicines in the MTP kit (medical termination of pregnancy), one is Mifepristone, and the other one is Misoprostol. They are not always successful. There are 4 % to 5 % chances that one may require a surgical evacuation.

You should have got an ultrasound before starting this medicine to confirm if the pregnancy was intrauterine or outside the uterus. Only after it is confirmed that the pregnancy is intrauterine and less than nine weeks, you can take the MTP kit.

It has two types of tablets. One is Mifepristone 200 mg which is to be taken immediately. The other one is the Misoprostol tablet and 800 mcg of it has to be taken. That is, all the four tablets are to be inserted in the vagina after being slightly soaked in waterdrops to dissolve easily after 24 to 48 hours of the first medicine taken.

Lie down for one hour after the vaginal medicines. You will start bleeding after four to six hours of inserting Misoprostol. It may result in bleeding more than your periods, which will last for five to six days.

I suggest you get an ultrasound done after two weeks to look for any retained pregnancy remnants.

For more information consult an obstetrician and gynaecologist online --> https://www.icliniq.com/ask-a-doctor-online/obstetrician-and-gynaecologist



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