How should I manage pain or discomfort from cramps?

You can use a hot water bottle or heating pad, or take ibuprofen (Motrin® or Advil®) or naproxen (Aleve®) to manage discomfort. Do not take ASA (Aspirin®) for pain – it may increase bleeding.
How much pain and bleeding will I have?

How much pain and bleeding will I have?

People have a range of pain from moderate to severe period cramps and bleeding from moderate to a very heavy period. It is important to use large maxi pads when you take the medications. You can use a hot water bottle or heating pad, or take ibuprofen (Motrin® or...

When should I take the 2nd set of pills?

You will need to take the 2nd set of pills (misoprostol) 24-48 hours after taking the 1st pill (mifepristone). The range gives you some choice for when you will have the heaviest cramps and bleeding. It is important to consider where and when you might take...

How long does a medication abortion take?

A medication abortion is usually completed within 48 hours. The pregnancy is usually passed between 30 minutes and 4 hours after taking the 2nd medication, misoprostol. Light bleeding may continue for up to 4 weeks.