Abortion Pill Frequently Asked Questions
Who Can Use Abortion Pills?
- If I am a very big woman (or very overweight), do I need to take more pills?
- What if I find out that I’m pregnant with twins?
- Is the abortion pill less effective if I’ve used it before?
- Can I take misoprostol while I have an IUD inserted?
- Can I take misoprostol while breastfeeding?
- Can I use abortion pills if I have HIV?
- Can I take the abortion pill if I have anemia?
- Is the abortion pill unsafe if I have had a C-section?
- If I use the abortion pill and I’m still pregnant afterwards, will the baby be born with birth defects?
- I had a previous female sterilization (tubal ligation). It didn’t work and I became pregnant. The pregnancy was in the tube (ectopic pregnancy). I am now pregnant again. Is it safe for me to use the abortion pills?
- How can I have an abortion if I have been diagnosed with an ectopic pregnancy?
Types of Abortion Pills and Their Use
- How do abortion pills work?
- What does misoprostol do?
- What does mifepristone do?
- Can I use misoprostol at home?
- Can I drink water after taking misoprostol?
- Can I drink water after taking mifepristone?
- Should I take misoprostol sublingually or vaginally?
- What is the difference between taking misoprostol only and taking both mifepristone and misoprostol?
- How effective is misoprostol and how effective is misoprostol + mifepristone?
- Why do I need to take more misoprostol if I take mifepristone first?
- Will anybody know that I had an abortion using the abortion pill?
Abortion Pill Contraindications
Side Effects and Complications of Abortion Pills
- How much bleeding and cramping is normal after taking misoprostol?
- What if I don’t bleed after taking misoprostol?
- What if I bleed too much after taking the abortion pill?
- What can I do to manage any pain after taking the abortion pill?
- Can I eat normally after taking the abortion pill?
- Can I drink liquids normally after taking the abortion pill?
- Can I drink alcohol during and after taking the abortion pill?
- How long does it take for the side effects of the abortion pill to go away?
- Is it normal to feel sick or nauseous after taking misoprostol?
- What should I do if I am still pregnant after taking the abortion pill?