Definition of Medabon

Medabon contains two kinds of pills–mifepristone and misoprostol–in the same package. These pills are used to end an early pregnancy safely and effectively. The pills cause bleeding and cramping, similar to a heavy period or miscarriage.

Can I use Medabon

You can use Medabon® if you are nine weeks pregnant or less. This means that you had your last menstrual period within the past nine weeks (63 days). If you can’t remember the exact day of your last period, your doctor, nurse, or midwife can help you figure out how long you have been pregnant. Some women should not use Medabon®. Tell your health care provider about any current or past health problems—including blood disorders—and any medications you are taking before you take Medabon®. Tell your doctor, nurse, or midwife if you have an intrauterine device (IUD). If you are breastfeeding, you can still take Medabon® with guidance from your health care provider.

How do I take Medabon?

On day 1, swallow the pill called mifepristone.

On day 2 or 3 (24–48 hours later), you can take misoprostol one of two ways:

Lie down and insert the four misoprostol pills into your vagina, one immediately after the other. Push them far enough into the vagina that they will not fall out. If possible, remain lying down for 30 minutes.

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Place two of the four pills under your tongue and allow them to dissolve. After 20 minutes, you can swallow what is left of them. The pills will usually dissolve in less than 20 minutes. As soon as the first two pills have dissolved, or after 20 minutes, place the remaining two pills under your tongue. Allow them to dissolve, or you can swallow what’s left after 20 minutes. You may prefer to take all four pills at once. If so, you can place all four pills under your tongue and wait for them to dissolve. If they have not dissolved after 20 minutes, you can swallow what is left of them.

Expectations After Taking The Pills

Some women will have vaginal bleeding after taking the first pill (mifepristone). This is normal. Vaginal bleeding and cramping usually start soon after the second set of pills (misoprostol) is taken. This bleeding and cramping is often more intense than a heavy period. Blood can be thick and contain clots. Bleeding is usually heaviest in the four to six hours after taking misoprostol, but some bleeding or spotting can continue for up to two or three weeks.
Cramping is also strongest after taking misoprostol. You can take pain medicines such as ibuprofen, or use a hot water bottle or warm cloth on your lower stomach. The following symptoms are normal side effects of Medabon on the day of taking misoprostal:

  • Nausea
  • Headache
  • Chills/shivering
  • Fever
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When You Should Seek For Medical Care.

If you experience the following symptoms, or any other symptoms you are concerned about, contact your doctor, nurse, or midwife. If you see a new clinician for emergency care, take this brochure with you.

  • If you have excessive bleeding, such as soaking more than two sanitary pads per hour for more than two hours, and if you also have dizziness, light headedness, or increasing weakness.
  • If you have a fever of 38°C/100.4°F or higher, continuing for more than one day after you take misoprostol.
  • If you have persistent vomiting or diarrhea for more than one day after you take misoprostol.
  • If you have very severe, continuous, or increasing lower stomach pain that is not relieved by medication, rest, or a hot water bottle.

If you vomit within 30 minutes of taking mifepristone, you will need to take it again.

If you experience little to no bleeding 24–48 hours after you take misoprostol, contact your doctor, nurse, or midwife. It is not an emergency, but may be a sign that the medication did not work.

How Do I Know If Medabon Worked

Return to your doctor, nurse, or midwife within two weeks after taking the pills to confirm that the abortion took place.

It is rare, but possible, that the medicine may fail and you will still be pregnant after taking Medabon. This happens for fewer than 1 out of 100 women. In that case, you will need further care to end the pregnancy.

When Can I Have Sex Again?

There is no set time to wait before having sexual activity. However, if you want to avoid pregnancy, start effective contraception right away.

When Can I Get Pregnant Again?

You can become pregnant again soon after taking Medabon. Talk to your health care provider about your contraceptive options if you wish to avoid pregnancy. You can start most contraceptive methods at the same time that you take Medabon.

In Conclusion.

After taking mifepristone,  you will need to visit a clinic to confirm the abortion about two weeks later. Talk with your provider about whether you prefer to take misoprostol at home or in the clinic.

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  1. Hello, am Sabi, please I had sex on 3-09,nd my menses hasn’t cm, it’s supposed to cm on the 14th, after the sex too I took emergency contraceptive pill after 48hrs, so I did a test yesterday and it was positive, but the top line is faint, so I took medabon today, waiting to insert the rest after 30-35hrs later, I took the oral one his morning but I can’t feel anything, please would it work?

    • Dear Akua ,i think should see your nearest doctor ,cos you are breastfeeding and could be a little challenge to your health. So the best thing is to see the nearest doctor and let him check how old is the pregnancy and he will tell how to go about it.thank you.

  2. Enter your comment here…please i took medabon and i i started bleeding the very day that is 29 september but the next day it stopped and some black stingy drops started coming everyday,but today is my third day 2 october but no bleeding

  3. Please I used the medicine accordingly and I bleed with clotes for one week, it just stopped this morning, but I tested today and it’s positive,but I don’t feel any symptoms of pregnancy again but bf I was feeling it but after the medicine I was feeling it. Today is the 10th day since I took the medicine. Does it mean am still pregnant after bleeding with clotes?

    • Hi Sabi,
      Usually when you take these pills and you test, it sometimes shows positive even though the bleeding has stopped but dosnt mean you are still pregnant. you will have to wait and test after your next period which occurs mostly after 3weeks.

  4. Hello and my name is Doris,i once used medabon and after i finished i have not been seeing my menses for two months now…am really worried pls what should i do now and can i try it again?

  5. Hello I took the drug the day before yesterday and I inserted the 4 pills a few mins to 10am it’s 1pm and no bleeding has occurred

  6. please my girlfriend took the medicine today around 4:30 pm today and up till now no bleeding just that her palm and leg is itching her

  7. Pls I just used the medicine last night and its like 6 hrs now .feeling pains n saw small blood but notin is coming again but still feeling pains .will it still cum or wat shd I do???

  8. Helo pls I’m Ama I want to knw if something will happen the the pregnancy wen you take just the 1st pill and have a change in mind to keep the baby…that’s after you took the first pill there was no bleeding or anything

    • you have already began the process so you will have to continue , cos it already working on the baby, im sorry Ama for the inconvinience

  9. Im on my 6 weeks can i use medamon? Im planning to use it tomorow 2am then wait till 36 hours to insert 4 misoprostol is it ok that im just in my 6 weeks