Mariprist is a safe and effective treatment for early medical abortion when used according to instructions.
Before starting the treatment you should:
Swallow one tablet of mifepristone with water. You should wait 24 hours before moving on to step 2, but wait no longer than 48 hours.
Make sure you are comfortable and have time for the process to begin.
Place four tablets of misoprostol under the tongue, and hold them there for 30 minutes while they dissolve. Do not eat or drink anything during these 30 minutes.
After the 30 minutes has passed, swallow what is left in your mouth with water.
The misoprostol can also be placed in the vagina. However, the pills dissolve faster under the tongue.
Within 1-4 hours of taking the misoprostol, you may get side effects including moderate to heavy bleeding with passage of clots, cramping, chills, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
Bleeding and cramps are a sign the abortion is working, and this will usually lessen once the pregnancy tissue has passed.
You may have cramping on and off for 1 or 2 more days. It’s normal to have some bleeding and spotting for several weeks after your abortion. Using menstrual pads can help you track how much you bleed.
You should seek medical help immediately if you have any of these symptoms:
Visit our side effects page for more information.
You can get pregnant again soon after an abortion, but contraception can help you avoid unwanted pregnancies. There are a number of contraceptive methods and which one is right for you will depend on your circumstances. You can read lots of information about short term, long term and permanent contraception methods on this website.
Read our frequently asked questions to learn more about Mariprist, or contact us for support and guidance.