A huge benefit of abortion pills is you can perform the abortion privately.
The patient performs the abortion by taking the medications. Below are the steps to take the abortion pills:
Step 1: Swallow one mifepristone (200 mg) pill with water.
Wait 24-48 hours. Choose a time to start Step 2 when you’ve had a good meal and plenty of rest.
30 minutes before Step 2, take 800 mg of ibuprofen (4 over-the-counter tablets). This will help decrease your cramps and bleeding, which usually start a few hours after Step 2.
Step 2: Place 4 (four) misoprostol pills (800 mcg) inside your vagina OR between your cheeks and gums for 30 minutes
You must complete Step 2 even if you have started bleeding.
Buccal (between cheeks and gums):
The medicine will work the same if you take it in your cheeks (buccally), but it can cause more nausea and other side effects.
Step 3: Place 4 misoprostol pills (800 mcg) between your cheeks and gums for 30 minutes.
You only need to complete Step 3 if:
Put 2 misoprostol pills on one side of your mouth (between your cheek and gums), and the other 2 on the other side of your mouth. Wait 30 minutes for the pills to dissolve, then swallow what is left of the pills.