Question: Can you pls tell me the name of the drugs used in abortion pill

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011 by Dr Joan F.

The abortion pill is a common name for a combination of pills used to terminate early pregnancy.  The first medication is Mifepristone (other names are Mifeprex®, or RU486).  Mifepristone blocks the hormones of pregnancy, and causes the pregnancy to start to detach from the uterus.  The second medication is Misoprostol or Cytotec®.  Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and the cervix to dilate.  This causes the pregnancy lining to be expelled.  

The abortion pill can be used to nine weeks of pregnancy. 

I hope this is helpful,

Dr. Joan