If you’re facing an unplanned pregnancy, a chemical abortion may be an option you’re considering (also called medication abortion or the abortion pill). Or, perhaps you’ve already taken the first drug in the abortion regimen and wonder if you can safely reverse your decision.
Regardless, keep reading for more information about how the abortion pill works and whether or not it can safely be counteracted.
How Abortion Pill Reversal Works
The abortion pill is a regimen of two pills: mifepristone and misoprostol.
The first medication, mifepristone, is used as an antiprogestin. It blocks progesterone so the pregnancy can no longer develop.
Then 24-48 hours later, the second drug, misoprostol, is taken to induce uterine cramping and expel the pregnancy tissue.
The Abortion Pill Reversal (APR) protocol works if taken before misoprostol by flooding the body with progesterone to counteract the antiprogestin. In one study, it was successful up to 64-68% of the time.
Is Abortion Pill Reversal Safe?
Doctors have effectively used progesterone to treat pregnant women with low progesterone for decades. A study of 754 patients concluded that “The reversal of the effects of mifepristone using progesterone is safe and effective.”
How Can I Learn About Abortion Pill Reversal?
If you are facing an unplanned pregnancy and have already taken the abortion pill, time is of the essence.
Abortion pill reversal is an option within the first 72 hours after taking mifepristone, sometimes even later, depending on your situation.
To connect with an AscentCare or another healthcare professional for abortion pill reversal treatment, call 877-558-0333 (the 24/7 Abortion Pill Reversal Hotline) as soon as possible.
You can contact AscentCare with questions about the abortion pill or the reversal protocol. We also offer no-cost pregnancy services such as ultrasounds or options consultations if you are still considering your pregnancy options.
Contact us today to schedule your appointment!