Women who are ending a pregnancy with Mifeprex usually receive a one-time dose of 600 mg, which is typically taken in a healthcare setting. Two days after taking the medication, you will need to return to your healthcare provider's office. If the pregnancy has not ended, you will receive another medication. If after two weeks you are still pregnant, your healthcare provider will discuss other abortion options.
There is only one standard recommended dose of Mifeprex® (mifepristone). As is always the case, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
The usual recommended Mifeprex dosage to end a pregnancy is a one-time dose of 600 mg (three tablets). You will take your dose in a healthcare setting, such as your healthcare provider's office or a clinic, after receiving a physical exam.
Two days later, you will need to return to your healthcare provider's office. He or she will do a physical exam or give you an ultrasound to determine if you are still pregnant. If you are still pregnant, you will be given misoprostol (Cytotec®). The usual misoprostol dosage is 400 mcg (usually given as two 200-mcg tablets).
Approximately two weeks after taking Mifeprex, you will return to your healthcare provider's office once again. Your healthcare provider will give you a physical exam or an ultrasound to make sure Mifeprex successfully ended your pregnancy. If you are still pregnant, your healthcare provider will talk to you about other options for ending your pregnancy, including a surgical abortion.
Some considerations to keep in mind during treatment with Mifeprex include the following:
- This medication comes in tablet form. It is usually taken by mouth as a single dose.
- Mifeprex should only be taken in a healthcare setting, such as a clinic, medical office, or hospital.
- You will need to visit your healthcare provider at least three times to receive Mifeprex treatment.
- If Mifeprex does not end your pregnancy, you will be given another medicine (misoprostol) two days after taking Mifeprex.
- For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.
- If you are unsure about anything related to your dosage of Mifeprex, please talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist.