IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION
Although cramping and bleeding are an expected part of ending a
pregnancy, rarely, serious and potentially life-threatening bleeding,
infections, or other problems can occur following a miscarriage,
surgical abortion, medical abortion, or childbirth. Prompt medical
attention is needed in these circumstances. Serious infection has
resulted in death in a very small number of cases; in most of these
cases misoprostol was used in the vagina. There is no information that
use of Mifeprex and misoprostol caused these deaths.
If you have any questions, concerns, or problems, or if you are worried
about any side effects or symptoms, you should contact your provider.
Be sure to contact your provider promptly if you have any of
Heavy Bleeding. Contact your provider right away if
you bleed enough to soak through two thick full-size sanitary pads per
hour for two consecutive hours or if you are concerned about heavy
bleeding. In about 1 out of 100 women, bleeding can be so heavy that it
requires a surgical procedure (surgical abortion/D&C) to stop it.
Abdominal Pain or “Feeling Sick”. If you
have abdominal pain or discomfort, or you are “feeling
sick”, including weakness, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea, with or
without fever, more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol, you should
contact your provider without delay. These symptoms may be a sign of a
serious infection or another problem (including an ectopic pregnancy, a
pregnancy outside the womb).
Fever. In the days after treatment, if you have a
fever of 100.4°F or higher that lasts for more than 4 hours, you
should contact your provider right away. Fever may be a symptom of a
serious infection or another problem (including an ectopic pregnancy).
Take your MEDICATION GUIDE with you. When you visit
an emergency room or a provider who did not give you your Mifeprex, you
should give them your MEDICATION GUIDE so that they understand that you
are having a medical abortion with Mifeprex.