According to the Mayo Clinic, when taking the abortion pill, side effects can include:

  • Fever
  • Chills
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Nausea/Vomiting
  • Severe Cramping
  • Dizziness

If contemplating using the abortion pill, it’s important to first speak with a trusted physician or local pregnancy center to understand what safety measures you can take to protect your health.

What Should I Ask About Taking the Abortion Pill?

Before you take any prescription, talk with a physician or pharmacist. It is important to know how the medications can affect you.

What topics or questions should I ask my doctor or pharmacist? 

Tell them about your health history. Health history is crucial because not everyone qualifies to take the abortion pill. The Mayo Clinic states that individuals with certain conditions should not take this drug. Some of these conditions include bleeding disorders; particular heart or blood vessel diseases; severe liver, kidney, or lung disease; or seizure disorders. The abortion pill is not an option if you have an IUD in place.

Ask your physician if your pregnancy qualifies for the abortion pill. Women with an ectopic or tubal (outside the uterus) pregnancy are not recommended to take this drug. Furthermore, women who are past a certain number of weeks pregnant are not advised to use this drug to terminate their pregnancy.

Certain medications should not be combined with other drugs. Many medications may not  be safe to take with the abortion pill. Discuss with your physician what medications you’re taking and if they should be stopped or altered before using the abortion pill. Please speak with your physician prior to taking the abortion pill about what you should do in the event that an emergency arises during or after taking the abortion pill. 

Are There Any Risks with Taking The Abortion Pill?

It’s your right to know the risks of a medical abortion when taking the abortion pill. Some risks to thoroughly discuss with your provider are:

  • Incomplete abortion, which may need to be followed by surgical abortion
  • An ongoing pregnancy if the procedure doesn’t work
  • Heavy and prolonged bleeding
  • Infection
  • Fever
  • Nausea, vomiting, diarrhea

Where Can I Go To Learn More?

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