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What should I discuss with my healthcare provider before taking Mifeprex (Mifeprex)?
Mifeprex is used to end an early pregnancy that is not further along than 49 days (7 weeks) after the first day of your last menstrual period. MIFEPREX MUST NOT BE USED IN AN ATTEMPT TO END PREGNANCY BEYOND 7 WEEKS.
Treatment with Mifeprex requires 3 visits to your doctor. Do not use this medication if you cannot attend all required follow-up visits.
You should not take Mifeprex if you are allergic to prostaglandins or medicines that contain misoprostol (Cytotec or Arthrotec), or if you have:
To make sure you can safely take Mifeprex, tell your doctor if you have any of these other conditions:
FDA pregnancy category X. Do not use Mifeprex if you do not intend to end your pregnancy. Mifeprex can cause birth defects in an unborn baby if the treatment procedure does not fully terminate the pregnancy. If you are still pregnant after 2 weeks, you may need surgery to end the pregnancy completely.
It is not known whether Mifeprex passes into breast milk or if it could harm a nursing baby. Do not use this medication without telling your doctor if you are breast-feeding a baby.
How is Mifeprex given (Mifeprex)?
Before receiving this medication, you must read a Mifeprex Medication Guide. Then you must sign a Patient Agreement form stating that you understand the risks and benefits of using this medication.
Treatment with Mifeprex requires 3 visits to your doctor.
Treatment with Mifeprex causes cramping and bleeding, which are signs that medication is working properly. But sometimes you can have cramping and bleeding and still be pregnant. Only your doctor can confirm whether your pregnancy has completely ended. Using a home pregnancy test kit is not effective in confirming that your uterus has been completely cleared of the pregnancy. Do not miss your follow-up visits on Day 3 and Day 14.
Call your doctor or seek emergency medical help if you still have any of the following symptoms more than 24 hours after taking Mifeprex: ongoing fever, severe stomach pain, heavy vaginal bleeding, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, or if you feel like you might pass out.
In an emergency situation, make sure any doctor caring for you knows that you have taken Mifeprex.
If you are still pregnant after 2 weeks, you may need surgery to end the pregnancy completely. Carrying the pregnancy to term after taking Mifeprex may result in birth defects in the baby. Talk with your doctor about your treatment options.
You may continue bleeding for up to 30 days after taking Mifeprex. Bleeding may be heavier than a normal heavy period, and you may also pass blood clots and tissue.
It is possible to get pregnant again right after terminating a pregnancy with Mifeprex. You may begin using birth control after your doctor has confirmed that treatment with Mifeprex has effectively ended your pregnancy.
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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