The Recent Changes in Mifepristone Label


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The Recent Changes in Mifepristone Label


The FDA has approved changes to the label for Mifepristone abortion pill. The new label states that the pill, which is generic version of brand Mifeprex, should be taken at a lower dose than what was recommended on the old label. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: The Recent Changes in Mifepristone Label

The Recent Changes in Mifepristone Label
  • About Mifepristone
  • The FDA approved new Mifeprex label with what
    research shows is safest and most effective.
  • Using Mifepristone is a self-induced early
    medical abortion procedure.
  • People purchase mifepristone and misoprostol
    online or elsewhere to discontinue an early
  • The medication combination is an option to an
    aspiration abortion.
  • Its Mechanism
  • The Mifeprex abortion pill blocks the action of
    the progesterone hormone that is vital to
    maintain a pregnancy.
  • This causes the uterine lining to break down,
    which ends the pregnancy.
  • Changes made by FDA to mifepristone label
  • According to the old label, the drug could be
    taken up to 49 days, however as per the new
    label, it can be taken up to 70 days after a
    womans last menstrual cycle.
  • The new label had lowered the dose of the pill
    too, that is from 600mg to 200mg.
  • This regimen has decreased the side effects as
    well as the cost of the abortion pill.
  • The new label has eliminated the number of
    appointments that a woman needed for abortion
    from 3-2.
  • Is Mifepristone same as Emergency Contraception
  • No, the plan B contraception pill (emergency
    contraception) is used to prevent pregnancy from
    occurring after unprotected intercourse.
  • However, Mifepristone is used to end the existing
  • Expected Side effects of Mifepristone
  • There are some common side effects of a medical
    abortion, such as
  • Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever/ chills.
  • As per the FDA, there are very rare chances of
    serious side effects, which take place in less
    than 0.5 of people who consume the abortion