Can I take Mariprist?

Discovering you are pregnant when you don’t want to be can be stressful and confusing. The choice to have an abortion is deeply personal, and one that only you can make.

If you are thinking about using Mariprist to have a medical abortion there are some things you’ll want to think about first.

Read through our checklist to help you decide if Mariprist is right for you.

1. Is your period late / have you missed your period?

If you've very recently had your period, there is no reason to think you're pregnant. However, if your period is late, you may want to consider taking a pregnancy test.

You can also use our pregnancy calculator to determine how many weeks pregnant you could be. Just enter the first day of your last period and it will work it out for you.

2. Have you taken a pregnancy test and tested positive?

Medical abortion is suitable for women between 4 and 9 weeks pregnant, so if you have received a positive pregnancy test result it’s important to work out how far into your pregnancy you are.

Using our pregnancy calculator will help you work out how many weeks pregnant you are and if Mariprist can be used.

3. Do you want to terminate the pregnancy?

If you are under 9 weeks pregnant and you want to have a termination, you should be able to use Mariprist for medical abortion. You should visit your doctor or midwife, or speak to a medical professional first. Or you can contact us to discuss your options.

If you think you would like to continue with your pregnancy, visit your doctor to discuss your options. You will need to decide whether you want to want to keep the child or consider adoption or fostering.

4. Do you have an IUD?

If you have an IUD fitted you will need to have it removed before using medical abortion.

5. Do you have a medical condition?

Mariprist may not be suitable for people who have certain medical conditions. You will need to consult with a medical professional if you have any of the following diseases:

  • An allergy to misoprostol or mifepristone or another prostaglandin
  • Chronic adrenal failure
  • Haemorrhagic disorder (bleeding disease)
  • Inherited porphyrias
  • Heart disease
  • High blood pressure

Ready for the next step?

If you’ve read through the information on this page, and you meet the requirements to use Mariprist, you should consult your doctor for options. Alternatively, contact us and we can talk you through your options.

If Mariprist is not suitable for you, surgical abortion may be an alternative option to consider. This type of treatment will depend on how many weeks pregnant you are and the laws in your country.

Further reading

Still have questions about using Mariprist? Read through our frequently asked questions and information about side effects.

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