FAQs on the Abortion Pill
How late can you take the abortion pill? Is it safe?
What is the abortion pill?
The abortion pill is actually two drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, and it is usually taken in two separate doses. Another name for the abortion pill is a medical, medication, or chemical abortion. It is also known as a self-managed or at-home abortion.
how does it work? when is it taken?
It is usually taken between 4-6 weeks but is FDA-approved up through ten weeks after a woman's last menstrual period. The abortion pill is not an option for people with certain medical conditions or if the pregnancy occurs outside of the uterus.
Can I order the abortion pill online?
While you can order abortion pills by mail, it is a risk to your health and safety. Make an appointment today to confirm your pregnancy and how far along you are. We provide education on abortion and pregnancy options, but Real Options does not refer for or perform abortion services.
FDA Warning on Abortion Pills By Mail: Do Not Buy Mifeprex Over the Internet
You should not buy Mifeprex over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health. Mifeprex has special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. Also, drugs purchased from foreign Internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities.
is reversal possible?
Reversal is possible if action is taken after the first dose. If you have recently taken the first pill and decided not to take the second, please contact Abortion Pill Reversal. If you live in Hillsborough County, contact us at 603-883-1122 or 603-623-1122 for a referral to a local provider that can facilitate the abortion pill reversal.
what if I'm in my second trimester?
At your appointment, we can answer all your questions about second-trimester or late-term abortion procedures and give you information and resources for pregnancy options in your first, second, or third trimester.