Q: How should mifepristone plus misoprostol be used for safe abortion before 12 weeks of pregnancy?
Up to 12 weeks of pregnancy, a person needs 1 tablet of mifepristone (200 mg) and 4 tablets of misoprostol (200 mcg each).
The person should swallow one tablet of mifepristone with a glass of water.
Between 24 and 36 hours later, the person should put 4 tablets of misoprostol in the cheek between the gum and lower teeth, 2 on each side, and keep them there for at least 30 minutes, or until they are dissolved. The person can swallow their saliva, but NOT the pills. The person should avoid eating or drinking during this time so that they do not accidentally swallow the pills After 30 minutes, the person should swallow any remains of the tablets.
The success rate of using mifepristone and misoprostol together is 95% to 98%. This means that out of every 10 people who follow this protocol correctly, more than 9 will successfully have a safe abortion using this procedure.