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How does mifepristone work?

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Dr. Brian Nguyen
Obstetrics & Gynecology
2 doctors agree

In brief: StopsPregnancyGrowth

A medical abortion or an induced miscarriage can occur with either the use of mifepristone or misoprostol however both have unacceptably high failure rates on their own.
They should be used together if miso given vaginally or 24h apart if miso given bucchally. It is effective up to 10wks but never 100% effective. That's why GYN/MD follow up is critical. Mifepristone blocks progesterone receptors.

In brief: StopsPregnancyGrowth

A medical abortion or an induced miscarriage can occur with either the use of mifepristone or misoprostol however both have unacceptably high failure rates on their own.
They should be used together if miso given vaginally or 24h apart if miso given bucchally. It is effective up to 10wks but never 100% effective. That's why GYN/MD follow up is critical. Mifepristone blocks progesterone receptors.
Dr. Brian Nguyen
Dr. Brian Nguyen
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Mifepristone

It stimulates uterine contractions & induces abortion.

In brief: Mifepristone

It stimulates uterine contractions & induces abortion.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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