About Mifepristone

FDA-Approved Generic Mifepristone Is Now Available

The first FDA-approved generic mifepristone (equivalent to Mifeprex®) is now available from GenBioPro. It is used in combination with misoprostol for safe and effective medical abortion.

Medical Abortion for Early Intervention

Medical abortion is an FDA-approved method to end a pregnancy within 70 days from the first day of your patient’s last menstrual period. This abortion method is non-invasive – using pills – and is an alternative to an aspiration procedure and anesthesia. It has been used safely and effectively in the US for more than 15 years.

  • Safe and Effective: 97% successful overall when taken in combination with misoprostol.
  • Non-Invasive: Abortion pill taken orally, instead of an aspiration procedure.
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Increased Access to Medical Abortion

In 2016, the FDA expanded the use of medical abortion to end early pregnancies as a result of safety data and clear clinical application.

  • Reduced Dosage. The revised label specifies a 200mg dose of mifepristone, versus the previous 600mg.
  • Expanded Treatment Window. Medication abortion is available for your patients up to 70 days from the first day of their last menstrual period.
  • Prescriber Privilege. Purchase and administration of mifepristone is now allowed for medical professionals who have been granted prescribing privileges in their state.
  • Fewer Required Visits. The revised label reduced unnecessary return visit requirements for patients.

How Does Mifepristone Work?

Mifepristone, used in combination with misoprostol, is very effective in ending early pregnancy. Mifepristone blocks the production of progesterone, a hormone needed to prepare the uterine lining for successful implantation of a fertilized egg and sustain a pregnancy. As part of a medical abortion, mifepristone is followed by misoprostol, a prostaglandin that induces uterine contractions, which expel the pregnancy.

Mifepristone is for patients seeking an abortion whose pregnancy is within 70 days from the first day of their last menstrual period. During the patient's clinic visit, a health care provider administers one mifepristone tablet and either provides or prescribes four misoprostol tablets, to be taken buccally 24-48 hours after the mifepristone. Misoprostol may cause cramps, nausea, diarrhea, or other symptoms, so patients may benefit from medicine or prescriptions for these side effects.

The pregnancy is likely to pass within 2-24 hours after the administration of the misoprostol. During this process, the patient can expect cramping and heavy bleeding. Spotting may follow and may last for several days. Seven to 14 days after taking the mifepristone and misoprostol, follow up with the patient to confirm that the abortion was successful. If the medical abortion was not successful, discuss an aspiration procedure to ensure pregnancy termination. Although mifepristone and misoprostol are very effective at terminating a pregnancy, about 2 to 7 out of 100 women taking mifepristone tablets will need an aspiration procedure to end the pregnancy or to address excessive bleeding.

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Prescribing Generic Mifepristone

Mifepristone is available only under an FDA-administered Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) program. The REMS program requires that all GenBioPro providers complete and return our Prescriber Agreement, secure a signed Patient Agreement from each patient, and agree that a certified prescriber will dispense or supervise dispensing to patients in medical facilities.

Learn more about Prescribing Mifepristone

Product Specifics

GenBioPro generic mifepristone is FDA-approved and equivalent to the branded product you are already using for safe and effective medical abortion.

AB rated to: Mifeprex®

ANDA Number: 091178

Date of FDA Approval: 04/11/2019

Ingredients: A light yellow tablet containing 200mg of mifepristone. Inactive ingredients include colloidal silicon dioxide, corn starch, povidone, microcrystalline cellulose and magnesium stearate.

Storage Information: Store at 25°C (77°F); exclusions permitted to 15° to 30°C (59° to 86°F). Protect from light.

Tablet Description: The tablet is light yellow in color, circular, biconvex, and is intended for oral administration only.

Additional Information: For adverse event and product quality complaints, please call 1-855-MIFEINFO (1-855-643-3463).

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Packaging Specifics

GenBioPro generic mifepristone is packaged in provider-friendly sizes.

43393-001-01 Carton (1 individually blistered tablet) 2” x ½” x 4”
43393-001-06 Clinic Pack (6 cartons) 5” x 2” x 4”

Need More Information?

If you have questions about GenBioPro generic mifepristone, becoming a GenBioPro provider, or about ordering product, contact GenBioPro at:

Online | 1-855-MIFEINFO (1-855-643-3463) | info@genbiopro.com

Important Safety Information

Mifepristone tablets, 200mg is indicated, in a regimen with misoprostol, for the medical termination of intrauterine pregnancy through 70 days gestation.


IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION

WARNING: SERIOUS AND SOMETIMES FATAL INFECTIONS OR BLEEDING

  • Serious and sometimes fatal infections and bleeding occur very rarely following spontaneous, surgical, and medical abortions, including following mifepristone use. No causal relationship between the use of mifepristone and misoprostol and these events has been established.
    • Atypical Presentation of Infection. Patients with serious bacterial infections (e.g., Clostridium sordellii) and sepsis can present without fever, bacteremia or significant findings on pelvic examination. Very rarely, deaths have been reported in patients who presented without fever, with or without abdominal pain, but with leukocytosis with a marked left shift, tachycardia, hemoconcentration, and general malaise. A high index of suspicion is needed to rule out serious infection and sepsis.
    • Bleeding. Prolonged heavy bleeding may be a sign of incomplete abortion or other complications and prompt medical or surgical intervention may be needed. Advise patients to seek immediate medical attention if they experience prolonged heavy vaginal bleeding.
  • Because of the risks of serious complications described above, mifepristone is only available through a restricted program under a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) called the mifepristone REMS Program.
  • Before prescribing mifepristone, inform the patient about these risks. Ensure the patient knows whom to call and what to do, including going to an Emergency Room if none of the provided contacts are reachable, if she experiences sustained fever, severe abdominal pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or syncope, or if she experiences abdominal pain or discomfort or general malaise (including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) for more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol.
  • Advise the patient to take the Medication Guide with her if she visits an emergency room or another healthcare provider who did not prescribe mifepristone, so that provider knows that she is undergoing a medical abortion.

 

Contraindications 

  • Administration of mifepristone and misoprostol for the termination of pregnancy is contraindicated in patients with any of the following conditions:
    • Confirmed or suspected ectopic pregnancy or undiagnosed adnexal mass (the treatment procedure will not be effective to terminate an ectopic pregnancy)
    • Chronic adrenal failure (risk of acute renal insufficiency)
    • Concurrent long-term corticosteroid therapy (risk of acute renal insufficiency)
    • History of allergy to mifepristone, misoprostol, or other prostaglandins (allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, angioedema, rash, hives, and itching have been reported)
    • Hemorrhagic disorders or concurrent anticoagulant therapy (risk of heavy bleeding)
    • Inherited porphyrias (risk of worsening or of precipitation of attacks)
  • Use of mifepristone and misoprostol for termination of intrauterine pregnancy is contraindicated in patients with an intrauterine device (“IUD”) in place (the IUD might interfere with pregnancy termination). If the IUD is removed, mifepristone may be used.

 

Warnings and Precautions

Infection and Sepsis

  • As with other types of abortion, cases of serious bacterial infection, including very rare cases of fatal septic shock, have been reported following the use of mifepristone. Healthcare providers evaluating a patient who is undergoing a medical abortion should be alert to the possibility of this rare event. A sustained (> 4 hours) fever of 100.4°F or higher, severe abdominal pain, or pelvic tenderness in the days after a medical abortion may be an indication of infection.
  • A high index of suspicion is needed to rule out sepsis if a patient reports abdominal pain, discomfort, or general malaise (including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol. Very rarely, deaths have been reported in patients who presented without fever, with or without abdominal pain, but with leukocytosis with a marked left shift, tachycardia, hemoconcentration, and general malaise.

 

Uterine Bleeding

  • Uterine bleeding occurs in almost all patients during a medical abortion. Prolonged heavy bleeding (soaking through two thick full-size sanitary pads per hour for two consecutive hours) may be a sign of incomplete abortion or other complications and prompt medical or surgical intervention may be needed to prevent the development of hypovolemic shock. Counsel patients to seek immediate medical attention if they experience prolonged heavy vaginal bleeding following a medical abortion.
  • Women should expect to experience vaginal bleeding or spotting for an average of 9 to 16 days. Women report experiencing heavy bleeding for a median direction of 2 days.  Up to 8% of all subjects may experience some type of bleeding for 30 days or more.  In general, the duration of bleeding and spotting increased as the duration of the pregnancy increased.
  • Decreases in hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, and red blood cell count may occur in women who bleed heavily.
  • Excessive uterine bleeding usually requires treatment by uterotonics, vasoconstrictor drugs, surgical uterine evacuation, administration of saline infusions, and/or blood transfu­sions. Because heavy bleeding requiring surgical uterine evacuation occurs in about 1% of patients, special care should be given to patients with hemostatic disorders, hypocoagulability, or severe anemia.

 

Mifepristone REMS Program

Mifepristone is available only through a restricted program under a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) called the mifepristone REMS Program, because of the risks of serious complications. Notable requirements of the mifepristone REMS Program include the following:

  • Prescribers must be certified with the program by completing the Prescriber Agreement Form.
  • Patients must sign a Patient Agreement Form.
  • Mifepristone must be dispensed to patients only in certain healthcare settings, specifically clinics, medical offices and hospitals by or under the supervision of a certified prescriber

 

Ectopic Pregnancy

Mifepristone is contraindicated in patients with a confirmed or suspected ectopic pregnancy because mifepristone is not effective for terminating ectopic pregnancies. Healthcare providers should remain alert to the possibility that a patient who is undergoing a medical abortion could have an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy because some of the expected symptoms experienced with a medical abortion (abdominal pain, uterine bleeding) may be similar to those of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.

Women who became pregnant with an IUD in place should be assessed for ectopic pregnancy.

 

Rhesus Immunization

The use of mifepristone is assumed to require the same preventive measures as those taken prior to and during surgical abortion to prevent rhesus immunization.

 

Adverse Reactions

Most common adverse reactions (>15%) are nausea, weakness, fever/chills, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and dizziness.

 

For additional information about mifepristone, click for the Full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning.

 

Important Safety Information
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Mifepristone tablets, 200mg is indicated, in a regimen with misoprostol, for the medical termination of intrauterine pregnancy through 70 days gestation.

WARNING: SERIOUS AND SOMETIMES FATAL INFECTIONS OR BLEEDING

  • Serious and sometimes fatal infections and bleeding occur very rarely following spontaneous, surgical, and medical abortions, including following mifepristone use. No causal relationship between the use of mifepristone and misoprostol and these events has been established.
    • Atypical Presentation of Infection. Patients with serious bacterial infections (e.g., Clostridium sordellii) and sepsis can present without fever, bacteremia or significant findings on pelvic examination. Very rarely, deaths have been reported in patients who presented without fever, with or without abdominal pain, but with leukocytosis with a marked left shift, tachycardia, hemoconcentration, and general malaise. A high index of suspicion is needed to rule out serious infection and sepsis.
    • Bleeding. Prolonged heavy bleeding may be a sign of incomplete abortion or other complications and prompt medical or surgical intervention may be needed. Advise patients to seek immediate medical attention if they experience prolonged heavy vaginal bleeding.
  • Because of the risks of serious complications described above, mifepristone is only available through a restricted program under a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) called the mifepristone REMS Program.
  • Before prescribing mifepristone, inform the patient about these risks. Ensure the patient knows whom to call and what to do, including going to an Emergency Room if none of the provided contacts are reachable, if she experiences sustained fever, severe abdominal pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or syncope, or if she experiences abdominal pain or discomfort or general malaise (including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) for more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol.
  • Advise the patient to take the Medication Guide with her if she visits an emergency room or another healthcare provider who did not prescribe mifepristone, so that provider knows that she is undergoing a medical abortion.

 

Contraindications 

  • Administration of mifepristone and misoprostol for the termination of pregnancy is contraindicated in patients with any of the following conditions:
    • Confirmed or suspected ectopic pregnancy or undiagnosed adnexal mass (the treatment procedure will not be effective to terminate an ectopic pregnancy)
    • Chronic adrenal failure (risk of acute renal insufficiency)
    • Concurrent long-term corticosteroid therapy (risk of acute renal insufficiency)
    • History of allergy to mifepristone, misoprostol, or other prostaglandins (allergic reactions including anaphylaxis, angioedema, rash, hives, and itching have been reported)
    • Hemorrhagic disorders or concurrent anticoagulant therapy (risk of heavy bleeding)
    • Inherited porphyrias (risk of worsening or of precipitation of attacks)
  • Use of mifepristone and misoprostol for termination of intrauterine pregnancy is contraindicated in patients with an intrauterine device (“IUD”) in place (the IUD might interfere with pregnancy termination). If the IUD is removed, mifepristone may be used.

 

Warnings and Precautions

Infection and Sepsis

  • As with other types of abortion, cases of serious bacterial infection, including very rare cases of fatal septic shock, have been reported following the use of mifepristone. Healthcare providers evaluating a patient who is undergoing a medical abortion should be alert to the possibility of this rare event. A sustained (> 4 hours) fever of 100.4°F or higher, severe abdominal pain, or pelvic tenderness in the days after a medical abortion may be an indication of infection.
  • A high index of suspicion is needed to rule out sepsis if a patient reports abdominal pain, discomfort, or general malaise (including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea) more than 24 hours after taking misoprostol. Very rarely, deaths have been reported in patients who presented without fever, with or without abdominal pain, but with leukocytosis with a marked left shift, tachycardia, hemoconcentration, and general malaise.

 

Uterine Bleeding

  • Uterine bleeding occurs in almost all patients during a medical abortion. Prolonged heavy bleeding (soaking through two thick full-size sanitary pads per hour for two consecutive hours) may be a sign of incomplete abortion or other complications and prompt medical or surgical intervention may be needed to prevent the development of hypovolemic shock. Counsel patients to seek immediate medical attention if they experience prolonged heavy vaginal bleeding following a medical abortion.
  • Women should expect to experience vaginal bleeding or spotting for an average of 9 to 16 days. Women report experiencing heavy bleeding for a median direction of 2 days.  Up to 8% of all subjects may experience some type of bleeding for 30 days or more.  In general, the duration of bleeding and spotting increased as the duration of the pregnancy increased.
  • Decreases in hemoglobin concentration, hematocrit, and red blood cell count may occur in women who bleed heavily.
  • Excessive uterine bleeding usually requires treatment by uterotonics, vasoconstrictor drugs, surgical uterine evacuation, administration of saline infusions, and/or blood transfu­sions. Because heavy bleeding requiring surgical uterine evacuation occurs in about 1% of patients, special care should be given to patients with hemostatic disorders, hypocoagulability, or severe anemia.

 

Mifepristone REMS Program

Mifepristone is available only through a restricted program under a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) called the mifepristone REMS Program, because of the risks of serious complications. Notable requirements of the mifepristone REMS Program include the following:

  • Prescribers must be certified with the program by completing the Prescriber Agreement Form.
  • Patients must sign a Patient Agreement Form.
  • Mifepristone must be dispensed to patients only in certain healthcare settings, specifically clinics, medical offices and hospitals by or under the supervision of a certified prescriber

 

Ectopic Pregnancy

Mifepristone is contraindicated in patients with a confirmed or suspected ectopic pregnancy because mifepristone is not effective for terminating ectopic pregnancies. Healthcare providers should remain alert to the possibility that a patient who is undergoing a medical abortion could have an undiagnosed ectopic pregnancy because some of the expected symptoms experienced with a medical abortion (abdominal pain, uterine bleeding) may be similar to those of a ruptured ectopic pregnancy.

Women who became pregnant with an IUD in place should be assessed for ectopic pregnancy.

 

Rhesus Immunization

The use of mifepristone is assumed to require the same preventive measures as those taken prior to and during surgical abortion to prevent rhesus immunization.

 

Adverse Reactions

Most common adverse reactions (>15%) are nausea, weakness, fever/chills, vomiting, headache, diarrhea, and dizziness.

 

For additional information about mifepristone, click for the Full Prescribing Information, including Boxed Warning.