Misoprostol for Abortion
What To Think About
Choosing a medical or surgical procedure for an abortion will depend on your past health, how many weeks pregnant you are, what options are available where you live, and your personal preferences.
Misoprostol is not used in women who have an allergy to misoprostol or other prostaglandins.
Misoprostol can cause fetal abnormalities, so a follow-up surgical abortion will be done if the medical abortion did not work.
The use of misoprostol for medical abortion is an unlabeled use. Misoprostol is approved (labeled) for preventing and treating Reference stomach ulcers Opens New Window in people taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) on a long-term schedule.
Misoprostol does not have any known drug interactions.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: August 31, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference Sarah Marshall, MD - Family Medicine
Reference Rebecca H. Allen, MD, MPH - Obstetrics and Gynecology
Reference Kirtly Jones, MD - Obstetrics and Gynecology