Seeking Abortion Care?

Talk to your health care provider to see if the abortion pill – mifepristone with misoprostol – may be right for you.

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We Support Your Pregnancy Decision

At GenBioPro, we believe that you are the expert on your own life. You are the only one with enough information to determine your future and make personal health care decisions best for you and your family. If you choose to end your pregnancy, there may be several types of abortion care available to you. One of the most commonly used methods for ending a pregnancy within the first ten weeks is called “medical abortion.”

Medical Abortion and Mifepristone

Medical abortion involves taking two FDA-approved pills by mouth – mifepristone followed by misoprostol. Until recently, mifepristone had only been available in the US as a branded product. Now, an FDA-approved generic alternative from GenBioPro is available. The FDA carefully reviewed GenBioPro's mifepristone and found that it is equal to the branded product in quality and safety.

Medical abortion has been used safely and effectively by over a million people in the US since 2000. Mifepristone may be used up to 70 days from the first day of your last menstrual period. Medical abortion is becoming an increasingly common way to end an early pregnancy.

  • Safe and Effective: 97% successful overall when used in combination with misoprostol.
  • Non-Invasive: Abortion pill taken orally, instead of a procedure in a clinic or hospital.

How Do I Get Generic Mifepristone?

Generic mifepristone is not available in pharmacies or over the counter. It is available by prescription from health care providers who have enrolled in the GenBioPro Provider Program. Ask your trusted health care provider or find an abortion care service near you:

Planned Parenthood health centers

Call 1-800-230-PLAN

plannedparenthood.org

National Abortion Federation (NAF) member clinics

Call 1-800-772-9100

prochoice.org

Abortion Care Network (ACN) member clinics

Call 1-202-419-1444

abortioncarenetwork.org

Abortion Clinics Online (ACOL) listings

Call 1-800-455-8130

abortionclinics.com
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Medical Abortion Has a Long History

Mifepristone, also known as the abortion pill or RU-486, was developed in 1980 and came into use in France in 1988. Since then, it has been used widely in Europe, and has been used safely and effectively in the US for more than 15 years as a brand-name medication. In 2019, GenBioPro introduced a generic version of mifepristone to the market. The FDA determined that it is a safe and effective generic equivalent to the branded pill.

Medical Abortion Is Common

Although many people do not talk about having an abortion, it is a very common procedure. By age 45, about half of US women will have an unintended pregnancy and one in four will have an abortion. Every year in the US, more than 200,000 women end a pregnancy through medical abortion. As of 2018, 3.7 million people in the US had used mifepristone for medical abortion.

Medical Abortion Safety

The FDA has thoroughly evaluated medical abortion and confirmed that it is reliable and effective. Serious complications of medical abortion are rare, happening for about 3 out of 1000 people. Unfortunately, misinformation about medical abortion has created some confusion and concern. However, it is important to remember serious risks do exist. See below for additional information about these risks, read the Medication Guide and discuss with your health care provider. In addition to providing a safe and affordable generic version of mifepristone, GenBioPro is committed to educating everyone about its safety and effectiveness in ending pregnancy.

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Medical Abortion Is Effective

Mifepristone, when used in combination with misoprostol, is very effective in ending early pregnancy. It is successful in 97% of cases overall. That is the average of a 93-98% range in success rate, which depends on how far along the pregnancy is. Earlier termination, at under 49 days of pregnancy, has the highest rate of success: 98%. Later termination, near 70 days of pregnancy, has the lowest rate of success: 93%. A small percentage of women – 2-7% – will need a follow-up aspiration procedure to end their pregnancy or to stop too much bleeding.

Your health care provider will check to make sure that your pregnancy has ended at 7 to 14 days after taking mifepristone and misoprostol. If you are still pregnant, or have a problem with bleeding, you will talk about next steps together.

Important Safety Information

What is the most important information I should know about mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

What symptoms should I be concerned with? 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. Seeking medical attention as soon as possible is needed in these circumstances. Serious infection has resulted in death in a very small number of cases. There is no information that use of mifepristone tablets, 200mg, 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 health care provider.

Be sure to contact your health care provider promptly if you have any of the following:

  • Heavy Bleeding. Contact your health care 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 aspiration or D&C).
  • 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 health care 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 health care provider right away. Fever may be a symptom of a serious infection or another problem.

If you cannot reach your health care provider, go to the nearest hospital emergency room. Take the Medication Guide with you. When you visit an emergency room or a health care provider who did not give you your mifepristone tablets, 200mg, you should give them your Medication Guide so that they understand that you are having a medical abortion with mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

What to do if you are still pregnant after mifepristone tablets, 200mg, with misoprostol treatment. If you are still pregnant, your health care provider will talk with you about a surgical procedure to end your pregnancy. In many cases, this surgical procedure can be done in the office/clinic. The chance of birth defects if the pregnancy is not ended is unknown.

Talk with your health care provider. Before you take mifepristone, you should read the Medication Guide and you and your health care provider should discuss the benefits and risks of your using mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

 

What is mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, is used in a regimen with another prescription medicine called misoprostol to end an early pregnancy. Early pregnancy means it is 70 days (10 weeks) or less since your last menstrual period began. Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, are not approved for ending pregnancies that are further along. Mifepristone blocks a hormone needed for your pregnancy to continue. When you use mifepristone on Day 1, you also need to take another medicine called misoprostol 24 to 48 hours after you take mifepristone tablets, 200mg, to cause the pregnancy to be passed from your uterus.

The pregnancy is likely to be passed from your uterus within 2 to 24 hours after taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and misoprostol. When the pregnancy is passed from the uterus, you will have bleeding and cramping that will likely be heavier than your usual period. About 2 to 7 out of 100 women taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg, will need a surgical procedure because the pregnancy did not completely pass from the uterus or to stop bleeding.

 

Who should not take mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

Some women should not take mifepristone tablets, 200mg. Do not take mifepristone tablets, 200mg, if you:

  • Have a pregnancy that is more than 70 days (10 weeks). Your health care provider may do a clinical examination, an ultrasound examination, or other testing to determine how far along you are in pregnancy.
  • Are using an IUD (intrauterine device or system). It must be taken out before you take mifepristone tablets, 200mg.
  • Have been told by your health care provider you have a pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy).
  • Have problems with your adrenal glands (chronic adrenal failure).
  • Take medicine to thin your blood.
  • Have a bleeding problem.
  • Have porphyria.
  • Take certain steroid medicines.
  • Are allergic to mifepristone, misoprostol or medicines that contain misoprostol, such as Cytotec or Arthrotec.

Ask your health care provider if you are not sure about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine to find out if you can take mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

 

What should I tell my health care provider before taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

Before you take mifepristone tablets, 200mg, tell your health care provider if you:

  • Cannot follow-up within approximately 7 to 14 days of your first visit.
  • Are breastfeeding. Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, can pass into your breast milk. The effect of  the mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and misoprostol regimen on the breastfed infant or on milk production is unknown.
  • Are taking medicines, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and certain other medicines may affect each other if they are used together. This can cause side effects.

 

How should I take mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, will be given to you by a health care provider in a clinic, medical office, or hospital.

You and your health care provider will plan the most appropriate location for you to take the misoprostol, because it may cause bleeding, cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms that usually begin within 2 to 24 hours after taking it.

Most women will pass the pregnancy within 2 to 24 hours after taking the misoprostol tablets.

Follow the instruction below on how to take mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and misoprostol: Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, (1 tablet) orally + misoprostol (4 tablets) buccally

Day 1:

  • Take 1 mifepristone 200mg tablet by mouth.
  • Your health care provider will either give you or prescribe for you 4 misoprostol tablets to take 24 to 48 hours later.

24 to 48 hours after taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg:

  • Place 2 misoprostol tablets in each cheek pouch (the area between your teeth and cheek) for 30 minutes and then swallow anything left over with a drink of water or another liquid.
  • The medicines may not work as well if you take misoprostol sooner than 24 hours after mifepristone tablets, 200mg, or later than 48 hours after mifepristone tablets, 200mg.
  • Misoprostol often causes cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Your health care provider may send you home with medicines for these symptoms.

Follow-up Assessment at Day 7 to 14:

  • This follow-up assessment is very important. You must follow up with your health care provider about 7 to 14 days after you have taken mifepristone tablets, 200mg, to be sure you are well, that you have had bleeding, and the pregnancy has passed from your uterus.
  • Your health care provider will assess whether your pregnancy has passed from your uterus. If your pregnancy continues, the chance that there may be birth defects is unknown. If you are still pregnant, your healthcare provider will talk with you about a surgical procedure to end your pregnancy.
  • If your pregnancy has ended, but not yet completely passed from your uterus, your provider will talk with you about other choices you have, including waiting, taking another dose of misoprostol, or having a surgical procedure to empty your uterus.

 

When should I begin birth control?

You can become pregnant again right after your pregnancy ends. If you do not want to become pregnant again, start using birth control as soon as your pregnancy ends or before you start having sexual intercourse again.

 

What should I avoid while taking mifepristone and misoprostol?

Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines (including herbal medicines or supplements) at any time during the treatment period without first asking your health care provider about them because they may interfere with the treatment. Ask your health care provider about what medicines you can take for pain and other side effects.

 

What are the possible side effects of mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and misoprostol?

Mifepristone may cause serious side effects.  See “What is the most important information I should know about mifepristone tablets, 200mg?” above. 

Cramping and bleeding. Cramping and vaginal bleeding are expected with this treatment. Usually, these symptoms mean that the treatment is working. But sometimes you can get cramping and bleeding and still be pregnant. This is why you must follow-up with your health care provider approximately 7 to 14 days after taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg. See “How should I take mifepristone tablets, 200mg?” for more information on your follow-up assessment. If you are not already bleeding after taking mifepristone, you probably will begin to bleed once you take misoprostol, the medicine you take 24 to 48 hours after mifepristone tablets, 200mg. Bleeding or spotting can be expected for an average of 9 to 16 days and may last for up to 30 days. Your bleeding may be similar to, or greater than, a normal heavy period. You may see blood clots and tissue. This is an expected part of passing the pregnancy.

The most common side effects of mifepristone treatment include: nausea, weakness, fever/chills, vomiting, headache, diarrhea and dizziness. Your provider will tell you how to manage any pain or other side effects. These are not all the possible side effects of mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

Call your health care provider for medical advice about any side effects that bother you or do not go away. You may report side effects to FDA at1-800-FDA-1088.

 

General information about the safe and effective use of mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Mifepristone tablets, 200mg. If you would like more information, talk with your health care provider. You may ask your health care provider for information about mifepristone tablets, 200mg, that is written for health care professionals.

 

For additional information about mifepristone, click for the Medication Guide and Full Prescribing Information.

 

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What is the most important information I should know about mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

What symptoms should I be concerned with? 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. Seeking medical attention as soon as possible is needed in these circumstances. Serious infection has resulted in death in a very small number of cases. There is no information that use of mifepristone tablets, 200mg, 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 health care provider.

Be sure to contact your health care provider promptly if you have any of the following:

  • Heavy Bleeding. Contact your health care 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 aspiration or D&C).
  • 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 health care 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 health care provider right away. Fever may be a symptom of a serious infection or another problem.

If you cannot reach your health care provider, go to the nearest hospital emergency room. Take the Medication Guide with you. When you visit an emergency room or a health care provider who did not give you your mifepristone tablets, 200mg, you should give them your Medication Guide so that they understand that you are having a medical abortion with mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

What to do if you are still pregnant after mifepristone tablets, 200mg, with misoprostol treatment. If you are still pregnant, your health care provider will talk with you about a surgical procedure to end your pregnancy. In many cases, this surgical procedure can be done in the office/clinic. The chance of birth defects if the pregnancy is not ended is unknown.

Talk with your health care provider. Before you take mifepristone, you should read the Medication Guide and you and your health care provider should discuss the benefits and risks of your using mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

 

What is mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, is used in a regimen with another prescription medicine called misoprostol to end an early pregnancy. Early pregnancy means it is 70 days (10 weeks) or less since your last menstrual period began. Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, are not approved for ending pregnancies that are further along. Mifepristone blocks a hormone needed for your pregnancy to continue. When you use mifepristone on Day 1, you also need to take another medicine called misoprostol 24 to 48 hours after you take mifepristone tablets, 200mg, to cause the pregnancy to be passed from your uterus.

The pregnancy is likely to be passed from your uterus within 2 to 24 hours after taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and misoprostol. When the pregnancy is passed from the uterus, you will have bleeding and cramping that will likely be heavier than your usual period. About 2 to 7 out of 100 women taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg, will need a surgical procedure because the pregnancy did not completely pass from the uterus or to stop bleeding.

 

Who should not take mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

Some women should not take mifepristone tablets, 200mg. Do not take mifepristone tablets, 200mg, if you:

  • Have a pregnancy that is more than 70 days (10 weeks). Your health care provider may do a clinical examination, an ultrasound examination, or other testing to determine how far along you are in pregnancy.
  • Are using an IUD (intrauterine device or system). It must be taken out before you take mifepristone tablets, 200mg.
  • Have been told by your health care provider you have a pregnancy outside the uterus (ectopic pregnancy).
  • Have problems with your adrenal glands (chronic adrenal failure).
  • Take medicine to thin your blood.
  • Have a bleeding problem.
  • Have porphyria.
  • Take certain steroid medicines.
  • Are allergic to mifepristone, misoprostol or medicines that contain misoprostol, such as Cytotec or Arthrotec.

Ask your health care provider if you are not sure about all your medical conditions before taking this medicine to find out if you can take mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

 

What should I tell my health care provider before taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

Before you take mifepristone tablets, 200mg, tell your health care provider if you:

  • Cannot follow-up within approximately 7 to 14 days of your first visit.
  • Are breastfeeding. Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, can pass into your breast milk. The effect of  the mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and misoprostol regimen on the breastfed infant or on milk production is unknown.
  • Are taking medicines, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.

Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and certain other medicines may affect each other if they are used together. This can cause side effects.

 

How should I take mifepristone tablets, 200mg?

Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, will be given to you by a health care provider in a clinic, medical office, or hospital.

You and your health care provider will plan the most appropriate location for you to take the misoprostol, because it may cause bleeding, cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms that usually begin within 2 to 24 hours after taking it.

Most women will pass the pregnancy within 2 to 24 hours after taking the misoprostol tablets.

Follow the instruction below on how to take mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and misoprostol: Mifepristone tablets, 200mg, (1 tablet) orally + misoprostol (4 tablets) buccally

Day 1:

  • Take 1 mifepristone 200mg tablet by mouth.
  • Your health care provider will either give you or prescribe for you 4 misoprostol tablets to take 24 to 48 hours later.

24 to 48 hours after taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg:

  • Place 2 misoprostol tablets in each cheek pouch (the area between your teeth and cheek) for 30 minutes and then swallow anything left over with a drink of water or another liquid.
  • The medicines may not work as well if you take misoprostol sooner than 24 hours after mifepristone tablets, 200mg, or later than 48 hours after mifepristone tablets, 200mg.
  • Misoprostol often causes cramps, nausea, diarrhea, and other symptoms. Your health care provider may send you home with medicines for these symptoms.

Follow-up Assessment at Day 7 to 14:

  • This follow-up assessment is very important. You must follow up with your health care provider about 7 to 14 days after you have taken mifepristone tablets, 200mg, to be sure you are well, that you have had bleeding, and the pregnancy has passed from your uterus.
  • Your health care provider will assess whether your pregnancy has passed from your uterus. If your pregnancy continues, the chance that there may be birth defects is unknown. If you are still pregnant, your healthcare provider will talk with you about a surgical procedure to end your pregnancy.
  • If your pregnancy has ended, but not yet completely passed from your uterus, your provider will talk with you about other choices you have, including waiting, taking another dose of misoprostol, or having a surgical procedure to empty your uterus.

 

When should I begin birth control?

You can become pregnant again right after your pregnancy ends. If you do not want to become pregnant again, start using birth control as soon as your pregnancy ends or before you start having sexual intercourse again.

 

What should I avoid while taking mifepristone and misoprostol?

Do not take any other prescription or over-the-counter medicines (including herbal medicines or supplements) at any time during the treatment period without first asking your health care provider about them because they may interfere with the treatment. Ask your health care provider about what medicines you can take for pain and other side effects.

 

What are the possible side effects of mifepristone tablets, 200mg, and misoprostol?

Mifepristone may cause serious side effects.  See “What is the most important information I should know about mifepristone tablets, 200mg?” above. 

Cramping and bleeding. Cramping and vaginal bleeding are expected with this treatment. Usually, these symptoms mean that the treatment is working. But sometimes you can get cramping and bleeding and still be pregnant. This is why you must follow-up with your health care provider approximately 7 to 14 days after taking mifepristone tablets, 200mg. See “How should I take mifepristone tablets, 200mg?” for more information on your follow-up assessment. If you are not already bleeding after taking mifepristone, you probably will begin to bleed once you take misoprostol, the medicine you take 24 to 48 hours after mifepristone tablets, 200mg. Bleeding or spotting can be expected for an average of 9 to 16 days and may last for up to 30 days. Your bleeding may be similar to, or greater than, a normal heavy period. You may see blood clots and tissue. This is an expected part of passing the pregnancy.

The most common side effects of mifepristone treatment include: nausea, weakness, fever/chills, vomiting, headache, diarrhea and dizziness. Your provider will tell you how to manage any pain or other side effects. These are not all the possible side effects of mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

Call your health care provider for medical advice about any side effects that bother you or do not go away. You may report side effects to FDA at1-800-FDA-1088.

 

General information about the safe and effective use of mifepristone tablets, 200mg.

Medicines are sometimes prescribed for purposes other than those listed in a Medication Guide. This Medication Guide summarizes the most important information about Mifepristone tablets, 200mg. If you would like more information, talk with your health care provider. You may ask your health care provider for information about mifepristone tablets, 200mg, that is written for health care professionals.

 

For additional information about mifepristone, click for the Medication Guide and Full Prescribing Information.