How does the abortion pill work?

The abortion pill causes cramping and bleeding that can last several hours or more. You can be at home, or wherever is comfortable for you. Plan on taking it easy for the day.
Medical abortion involves taking 2 different medicines to end the pregnancy.

The medicines are prescribed by the hospital or clinic, and you usually take them 1 or 2 days apart.

The pregnancy is passed (comes out) through the vagina. This usually happens several hours after you take the second medicine.


• (Mifeprex) blocks progesterone, a hormone, essential for a healthy pregnancy. Given as the first abortion pill, this drug cuts off blood supply and nutrients to the developing embryo.


• Taken as the second pill, this pill causes the uterus to expel the embryo. In short, misoprostol induces early labor.

Together, these medicines work to stop the growth of pregnancy before inducing labor.
The process of a medical abortion can be very uncomfortable. Furthermore, it can be dangerous.

The abortion pill is a simple way to end a pregnancy up to 11 weeks after the first day of your last period.

You can usually carry out part of the procedure at home, which can be more comfortable for some people.

But that can lead to anxiety about whether the pill has worked.

The abortion pill comes in two separate doses. The process usually takes 1 to 2 days to complete.

You may experience symptoms for a few weeks after taking both pills.

Abortion pills, scientifically known as mifeprex (mifepristone) and misoprostol, can medically terminate a pregnancy. Medication abortions are often the go-to method during the first trimester.

Abortion pill” is the common name for using two different medicines to end a pregnancy: mifepristone and misoprostol.

First, you take a pill called mifepristone. Pregnancy needs a hormone called progesterone to grow normally. Mifepristone blocks your body’s own progesterone, stopping the pregnancy from growing.