What exactly is abortion pill and how does it work?
As its name suggests, women who want to end the pregnancy and induce abortion take this pill. Even though there were many controversies about this type of pills, the FDA officially approved about 20 years ago. Generally, these pills tend to cause the levels of progesterone to be blocked and after this, it is no longer possible to maintain pregnancy. Women cannot use this pill without primarily consulting their doctors, because besides the fact that it is necessary to confirm that the pregnancy is below nine weeks, it will be necessary to visit the doctor after some time in order to confirm that the abortion is complete. Sometimes it is better to take this pill while at a clinic, particularly if a woman experiences abnormal bleeding. The two most frequently suggested pills of this kind are mifepristone and misoprostol. The latter is usually given if the first one does not cause the abortion.
How effective is abortion pill and are there any side effects?
The fact is that this method should be effective as long as it is taken as the doctor explains and as long as it is taken within the first nine weeks. However, it has proven not to be 100% efficient, since the results of some researches on this issue have shown that in approximately 5% of women, it did not cause the end of the pregnancy. Still, it is preferred to surgical abortion because the surgery procedure will be avoided this way, it is cheaper and there is no need for anesthesia. The risks of the woman’s life to be in danger are very low.
As for the side effects, the women who decide to terminate their pregnancy this way might experience nausea, headache and weakness. Bleeding is normal and expected to a certain extent, but if it becomes heavy, it is necessary to consult a doctor. The cramps and pain are also normal to a certain degree, but if any discomfort is felt afterwards, it is also necessary to consult a doctor. It is important to make sure that the abortion is complete, because if abortion tissues remain in the uterus, it might cause serious consequences and infections.
Women who suffer from some heart issue, asthma, diabetes or problems with bleeding should not use this way of terminating the pregnancy, as well as women who have ectopic pregnancy.