La píldora del aborto

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¿Qué es la píldora del aborto?

La píldora (RU 486) o el aborto con medicamentos es una combinación de dos medicamentos que trabajan juntos para terminar un embarazo y eliminar la capa de útero. Los dos medicamentos utilizados son la mifepristona y el misoprostol.

Mifepristone

La mifepristona, que se toma primero, actúa bloqueando la progesterona, una hormona necesaria para mantener el embarazo, y hace que el embrión se desprenda de la pared uterina.

Misoprostol

El misoprostol se toma en casa dentro de uno o dos días después de tomar la primera píldora y funciona al causar cólicos que vacían el útero, como un período pesado.

La píldora del aborto es segura

El aborto con medicamentos es un procedimiento seguro (y común) para interrumpir los embarazos del primer trimestre.

Abortion Pill

Frequently Asked Questions

How will I feel after taking the abortion pill?

How you feel during and after a medication abortion varies from person to person. On the day you take your second medicine, plan on resting in a comfortable place.

You can go back to work, school, driving, and most other normal activities the next day if you feel up to it. But DON’T do hard work or heavy exercise for several days.

After your abortion is complete, cramping and bleeding should lighten up as the hours and days go by.

Any chills, fevers, or nausea you have should go away pretty quickly. Call right away if you have nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or a fever for more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol (the second set of pills).

We will give you written after-care instructions, and a phone number to call with any questions or concerns. Follow all of the directions during and after your abortion.

People can have a range of emotions after having an abortion. Most people feel relief, but sometimes people feel sad. This is totally normal. If your mood keeps you from doing the things you usually do each day, you can call Exhale or All-Options for free, confidential, and non-judgmental emotional support after an abortion — no matter how you’re feeling.

Are there any risks?

The abortion pill is really safe and effective. It’s a super common way to have an abortion, and millions of people have used it safely in the U.S since 2000.

Serious complications are really rare, but can happen. These include:

  • the abortion pills don’t work and the pregnancy doesn’t end
  • some of the pregnancy tissue is left in your uterus
  • blood clots in your uterus
  • bleeding too much or too long
  • infection
  • allergic reaction to one of the medicines  

These problems aren’t common. And if they do happen, they’re usually easy to take care of with medication or other treatments. It’s important to call us immediately if you are concerned. Don’t sit at home and worry!

Who shouldn’t take the Abortion Pill?

You should not take the Abortion Pill if you… 
• Are more than 10 weeks pregnant.
• Are taking anti-clotting medication or have blood clotting disorders.
• Have severe heart, liver, or active inflammatory bowel disease.
• Have certain severe kidney problems.
• Have a serious immune system problem, such as HIV.
• Have seizures more than once a week.
• Take any medicine that should not be combined with Misoprostol

How do I know the abortion pill worked?

We can confirm that you are no longer pregnant when you come for a follow-up visit about 2 weeks after your abortion. This appointment is extremely important and will be scheduled at the time you pick up the pill.

How will the abortion pill affect my periods?

It’s normal to bleed and spot off and on for several weeks after your abortion. Your next NORMAL period should be 4-8 weeks after your abortion. If you start birth control pills, your next normal period should be in 4 weeks (at the end of the pack of pills).

Can the abortion pill be reversed after you have taken it?

Claims about treatments that reverse the effects of medication abortion are out there but these claims haven’t been proven in reliable medical studies — nor have they been tested for safety, effectiveness, or the likelihood of side effects. Experts like the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists reject these untested supposed treatments.

Abortion Pill Fees

Money should not be a barrier to quality abortion care. We work with multiple funding organizations to get you the funding you need and deserve!

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