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Abortab 200mg Tablet


Overview

Introduction

Abortab 200mg Tablet is an anti progestational steroids class of drug used for medical termination of pregnancy. It works by blocking the action of progesterone, essential hormone for the growth of pregnancy.

Abortab 200mg Tablet is given alone or in combination with some other medicine to attain the maximum benefit. It should be taken with food or as your doctor's advice. It should be taken orally, by swallow the tablets whole with a drink of water. If you experience vomiting within 45 minutes of tablet intake, inform your doctor or take another tablet. The medicine may take 24- 48 hours to show its action and you experience bleeding.

The most common side effects of this medicine include nausea, vomiting, uterine cramps, diarrhea, infection following abortion, and uterine bleeding. If these bother you, or appear serious, let your doctor know. There may be ways of reducing or preventing them. Some side effects may mean you should inform your doctor immediately include heavy vaginal bleeding or abdominal pain.

Before taking this medicine, tell your doctor if you have ever had an ectopic pregnancy, or you are breastfeeding or using an intrauterine device. Your doctor should also know about all other medicines you are taking as many of these may make this medicine less effective or change the way it works. You must avoid strenuous activity like heavy exercise, running and driving while abortion as it can affect the bleeding. Your doctor may perform an ultrasound or pelvic examination to check for abortion completion.

Uses of Abortab Tablet

Side effects of Abortab Tablet

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Uterine cramps
  • Diarrhea
  • Infection following abortion
  • Uterine bleeding

How to cope with side effects?

The occurrence of side effects varies from person to person. The following are a few ways of dealing with some of the common side effects. However, consult your doctor if these persist.

  • Coping with Nausea
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop from feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Vomiting
    You can help yourself by eating small, frequent meals rather than large ones and drinking plenty of fluids. Eat slowly. Avoid fatty, fried, spicy and very sweet foods. Eat cold or slightly warm food if the smell of cooked or cooking food makes you feel sick. Get plenty of fresh air. You could also try chewing ginger or drinking ginger tea. Eat bananas to replace potassium in your blood which can drop if you are sick (vomit). Use oral rehydration salts to replace vitamins and minerals lost through being sick. There are some medicines that can help you stop feeling sick. Speak to your doctor if your condition does not improve.
  • Coping with Diarrhea
    Keep up your intake of fluids and electrolytes (sugars and salts) to avoid getting dehydrated. Eat less fiber (avoid raw fruits, fruit juice and vegetables). Talk to your doctor about possible medication to manage diarrhea. Ask about reducing the dosage of your drug or other suitable treatments.

How to use Abortab Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. Abortab 200mg Tablet is to be taken with food.

How Abortab Tablet works

Abortab 200mg Tablet blocks the effects of progesterone, a natural female hormone which is needed for the pregnancy to sustain. Without this hormone, the lining of the uterus (womb) breaks down as it does during a menstrual period and stops the growth of the pregnancy.

Safety Advice

Alcohol
UNSAFE
It is unsafe to consume alcohol with Abortab 200mg Tablet.
Pregnancy
UNSAFE
Abortab 200mg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy. Seek your doctor's advice as studies on pregnant women and animals have shown significant harmful effects to the developing baby.
Breastfeeding
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
Abortab 200mg Tablet is probably unsafe to use during breastfeeding. Limited human data suggests that the drug may pass into the breastmilk and harm the baby.
Driving
UNSAFE
Abortab 200mg Tablet may decrease alertness, affect your vision or make you feel sleepy and dizzy. Do not drive if these symptoms occur.
Kidney
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Abortab 200mg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
CONSULT YOUR DOCTOR
There is limited information available on the use of Abortab 200mg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.

What if you forget to take Abortab Tablet?

If you miss a dose of Abortab 200mg Tablet, please consult your doctor.

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Quick Tips

  • Abortab 200mg Tablet helps in medical termination of pregnancy.
  • If you vomit within 45 minutes of taking the tablet, talk to your doctor immediately. You will need to take another tablet.
  • Take it only as prescribed by the doctor. Miscarriages, if incomplete, may result in serious medical complications leading to hospitalization, surgery and possible infertility.
  • Be cautious while driving or doing anything that requires concentration as it can cause dizziness and sleepiness.
  • It does not affect fertility. Use contraception to avoid pregnancy.
  • Take it no later than 63 days after the first day of your last menstrual period.
  • Vaginal bleeding may or may not occur after taking this medicine. Inform your doctor immediately if excessive bleeding occurs or if you suffer from severe abdominal pain.

Interaction with Drugs

Taking Abortab with any of the following medicines can modify the effect of either of them and cause some undesirable side effects
Brand(s): Becoride, Rhinase, Bevent
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Brand(s): Densol, Catrisol, Betaforte
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Brand(s): Ducort, Defmark, Zacdef
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Brand(s): Dexam
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Patient Concerns

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How to acquire medical abortion?
Dr. Asmita Kaundal
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
plz visit a gyanec in person and get an ultrasound done. abortificients are only prescribed after ultrasound by a registered partitioner in person to avoif its misuse
Sir, i m 56 days of pregnancy. I m married and i do not want baby now. Is medical abortion is legal in india. And can i do that at home by taking tablet. Is there heavy blooding after taking it.
Dr. Suman Rao
Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Yes it's legal. Consult a Gynae nearby. Don't take tab of your own
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FAQs

Q. What is Abortab and what it is used for?

Abortab contains a medicine called Mifepristone. It helps in medical termination of the pregnancy. It works by blocking the effect of progesterone (a female sex hormone) which is required for maintenance of pregnancy. It is only used to terminate a pregnancy which should not be more than 63 days old, counting from the first day of the last menstrual period.

Q. How and in what dose should I use Abortab?

Abortab can be taken orally with a glass of water. It should be taken under the supervision of a doctor.

Q. What should I expect after taking Abortab?

You may or may not experience vaginal bleeding or spotting after taking this medicine. After 48 hours of taking Abortab, your doctor shall examine you and may prescribe you another medicine (Misoprostol) for complete termination of pregnancy. After 14 days of taking Abortab, your gynaecologist may run some blood tests or perform ultrasonography to confirm whether the pregnancy has been terminated or not.

Q. Can Abortab affect my future chances of getting pregnant?

No, studies have shown that this medicine does not impair the fertility of the women. Your future chances of getting pregnant are as equal as of those who have not taken this medicine.

Q. What are the common side effects of taking Abortab?

Vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramping are the most common side effects of using Abortab. The other common side effects include diarrhea, nausea, and vomiting. If you experience a very heavy vaginal bleeding or if any of these side effects bother you please consult with your gynaecologist.

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