Mifepristone or better known as RU-486 is a medicine used as a progesterone receptor blocker, in suspension, used for medical abortion.
This drug used with a prostaglandin is ideal for suspending a pregnancy in the first weeks, avoiding surgical intervention.
It was approved by the FAD on September 28, 2000 to be used as an abortifacient method, some of the most common names are Mifeprex, which in the United States is manufactured by Danco Laboratories LLC.
In Europe it is used from 1988, where in France it is approved as a safe and effective option for women who want an abortion in the first weeks of gestation.
By 2005, in the United States, 5 years after authorization, almost 800,000 women had used mifepristone ( Mifeprex) , some of the first trials in this country were supported by Planned Parenthood.
What are the advantages of using Mifepristone?
The use of the treatment under medical monitoring has shown that up to 95% of women will have a safe suspension, without requiring a vacuum aspiration method.
- Avoid surgery and anesthetics
- The process is more natural
- Privacy above all
Currently at Medica Center FEM we employ the use of medication within the first 9 weeks of gestation.
Who should give Mifepristone treatment?
In the United States , treatment for induced abortion must be provided by a physician who is duly accredited to diagnose and treat the patient.
You can be fertile at any moment after the abortion. This means you can get pregnant immediately, even if you have a mild bleeding. If you don’t want to get pregnant again it is important to use contraceptive immediately.