Taking Misoprostol tablets alone can terminate pregnancies from 3 to 24 weeks nearly 100% of the time if the proper instructions and steps are followed. Additionally, the complications associated with the use of the medical abortion procedure which not only include failed abortion but incomplete abortion, heavy vaginal bleeding with a small percentage of patients requiring blood transfusions
The two medications used are RU486 and Misoprostol. RU486 is an anti-progestin that causes sloughing and necrosis of the blood vessels in the uterus leading to increased pressure and uterine contractions. Misoprostol is a prostaglandin that prevents ulcers from occurring in the stomach when patients take non-steroidal anti-inflammatories. There is a 90 to 98% success rate with using the combination of RU486 and Misoprostol tablets. The success rate depends on many factors. One of the factors is the one size fits all steps that most physicians and clinics use for performing the abortion pill or medical abortion method. Just as there are different ways to perform surgical procedures, there are different ways and methods to perform the medical abortion or abortion pill procedure.
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