RU 486 is another name for “the abortion pill.” It has been available in the United States for over a decade.  Like surgical abortions, it is a safe option that many women consider each year.

RU 486 is commonly known by several other names:  Mifepristone, Mifeprex, non-surgical abortion or medical abortion.

RU486

RU486

RU 486 is actually a combination of two medications, mifepristone and misoprostol.   It is safe and effective when used within nine weeks of pregnancy.  Your doctor will explain to you how the abortion pill works in more detail but generally when you take the mifepristone it blocks the hormone progesterone levels that are needed to maintain a successful pregnancy.  Due to the blockage of this hormone, the uterine lining begins to shed, the cervix is softened and bleeding (an indication of abortion) may occur.  The bleeding may be light much like spotting towards the end of a menstrual period or heavy. In some cases, you may experience no bleeding until you take the second pill, which is the misoprostol.  Misoprostol will be taken orally or inserted vaginally within 48 hours of taking the mifepristone. It causes uterine contractions (cramps) and expels the uterine contents from the body.

RU486

RU486

RU 486 is not recommended if you have certain medical conditions such as heart disease, asthma, diabetes, bleeding problems or hypertension or if you use an intra-uterine device. It is ineffective in the case of ectopic pregnancy.

The World Health Organization (WHO) has found that 95 women out of every 100 have aborted successfully with the intake of RU 486 in the first nine weeks of pregnancy.  Moreover, with RU 486, the risk of infection is very low and maternal death is virtually non-existent.

RU 486 is provided through a doctor’s office or clinic.  Many women choose it to avoid surgery. Others feel that using RU 486 is more private because they can end their pregnancy at home. Some feel that it is more natural than a surgical abortion.  In addition, you must be able to commit to two or more visits to the clinic.

For a list of clinics that offer RU 486 go to:

www.Mifepristone.com
www.Abortion.com

www.RU486.com

37 Responses to “RU486”

  1. Pat Richards Says:

    I would be remiss if I didn’t acknowledge on this page that this week marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Abortion Pill (RU 486). Although it did not precipitate the “social revolution” that some predicted, providing this non surgical option to women is certainly an advancement in women’s reproductive health. Kudos to those brave people who fought had to get the pill into this country, among them the Feminist Majority Foundation.

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    1. Carolyn Says:

      RU486 is critical.

      Women should always have the choice of RU486.

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      1. Kathy Says:

        I had an RU486 abortion, and RU486 worked very well for me to.

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      2. Elisa Says:

        We use RU486 routinely, RU486 works very well.

        Most patients describe the use as the best choice they could have made.

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        1. Terry Says:

          I am so Glad someone discovered RU486 for abortion.

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          1. Ethica Says:

            I’m ipmressed you should think of something like that

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      3. Abortion Rights Says:

        Thank you Danco for distributing RU486

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    2. Tina Says:

      I had an RU486 abortion, and it was like a bad period. RU486 was easy.

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    3. Terence Says:

      My wife used The Abortion Pill.

      We are both very happy now. The Abortion Pill was very safe.

      Now we can properly take care of our three beautiful children and use the IUD the Doctor’s office told us about.

      So far my wife really is happy with her IUD.

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  2. Taylor Says:

    That is incredible,

    It took Depo Provera, just Birth Control, well established in Europe years to get FDA approval in America.

    Just cray pro lifers!

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    1. Kathy Says:

      That’s crazy, RU486 also took forever. Glad that RU486 is readily available.

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    2. Elisa Says:

      It was a crime how the FDA handled RU486 and Depo Provera.

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      1. Tina Says:

        RU486 is great. I am glad they finally allowed RU486.

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    1. Remira Says:

      Thank you that was a useful site

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      1. Elisa Says:

        RU486.com is a very useful site,
        We get inquiries from there routinely.

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        1. Pat Richards Says:

          It is a great site!

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  3. Ariel Says:

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Thanks, Ariel. Have you read my posts on the main page? Would be interested in your joining the conversations “over there”

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  4. Thurod Says:

    Yes, another very helpful site

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Thanks, Thurod. We help many women each year and are pleased to provide this service.

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      1. Lacey Says:

        Most help articles on the web are inaccurate or interohenc. Not this!

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  5. Fr. Gionna Says:

    A pill to induce Abortion is a horrible Invention.

    Abortion is not the right choice.

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Fr Gionna – why is it not “the right choice?” Would love to hear your thoughts and have a civil conversation….

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  6. Abortion is legal Says:

    He is probably catholic, and Abortion is the right choice for women that choose it.

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Actually, the majority of people who obtain abortions are Catholic!

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      1. Carolyn Says:

        That is a funny fact that the majority of people getting abortions and using ru486 are Catholic.

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        1. Pat Richards Says:

          yeah, Carolyn, it’s kind of interesting, isn’t it? Their church rants a raves about abortion but right behind the priest’s back, his parishioners are out there aborting….

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      Yeah, but it helps!

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  8. HELL Says:

    ABORTION IS WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      NO IT AIN’T!!!!!!!!! NANNY, NANNY POO POO….

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  9. Claudia Says:

    The abortion pill is wrong.

    How can you people not understand how wrong an abortion is.
    Birth control should be outlawed also!

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    1. Pat Richards Says:

      So, Claudia, ,the over one million women a year who have abortions are “wrong?” Exactly who are you to judge? Do you have sex?

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  10. Lakshmi Says:

    Hi i want to know that it can abort after 1month 15days period RU486 as i am a mom of one three years boy so i dont want to carry now please suggest me with this and where the pill will get in bangalore. and if know a price of it.

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  11. RU for real Says:

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