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Overview

Uses of Contra Kit

Contra Kit side effects

Common
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Stomach cramp
  • Uterine contractions
  • Heavy menstrual periods

How to use Contra Kit

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Check the label before use. Contra Kit is to be taken with food.
Taking this medicine with milk or food helps in reducing the likelihood of having stomach upset.

How Contra Kit works

Contra Kit is a combination of two medicines: Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which causes abortion. Mifepristone 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. Mifepristone increases contractions of the uterus to cause abortion.

Contra Kit related warnings

Alcohol
Interaction with alcohol is unknown. Please consult your doctor.
Pregnancy
CAUTION
Contra Kit is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.
Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the fetus. Please consult your doctor.
Lactation
CAUTION
Contra Kit is probably unsafe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggest that the drug could represent a significant risk to the baby.
Driving
Contra Kit may make you feel dizzy, sleepy, tired, or decrease alertness. If this happens, do not drive.
Kidney
There is limited information available on the use of Contra Kit in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
Liver
Contra Kit is probably safe to use in patients with liver disease. Limited data available suggests that dose adjustment of Contra Kit may not be needed in these patients. Please consult your doctor.

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Expert Advice

  • Contra Kit helps terminate a pregnancy.
  • Use caution 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.
  • For pregnancy termination:
    • Take it no later than 63 days after the first day of your last menstrual period.
    • Take Misoprostol 36 – 48 hours after taking Mifepristone.
    • Rest for at least 3 hours after taking the Misoprostol.
    • Take it only as prescribed by the doctor. Miscarriages, if incomplete, may result in serious medical complications leading to hospitalization, surgery and possible infertility.
    • Vaginal bleeding lasting for approximately 12 days may occur after taking this medicine. Inform your doctor immediately if excessive bleeding occurs or if you suffer from severe abdominal pain.

Patient Concerns

Questions Related to Contra

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I m pregnant for 1.5 months now. We dont want this pregnancy now so witch medicine should i take to avoud this pregnancy. Gestarest kit of macleods company will work in this situation? Thanking you
Dr. Dharna Gupta
Gynaecologist and General Physician
Get an usg done firstAnd don't take any medical abortion meds without doctor's prescription. These meds can't be prescribed online.
I had my medical abortion using unwanted kit. it is now 10 days. Slight bleeding. My stomach is still the same size, my thighs got fatter and they r getting rubbed each other while walking leading to pain. Having irritation in stomach after having food.What may be the problem.
Dr. Sonu Balhara Ahlawat
Infertility
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FAQs

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

Contra contains two medicines, Mifepristone, and Misoprostol. Contra is used for medical termination 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 take Contra?

Contra should only be taken as per the advice of the doctor. The course is started with Mifepristone. Misoprostol is advised after 36-48 hours of taking Mifepristone. However, Misoprostol should only be taken under the supervision of a gynecologist, at a clinic or hospital setting.

Q. What should I expect after completing my course of Contra?

After taking Mifepristone, you may or may not experience vaginal bleeding. However, you may experience abdominal cramping, diarrhea, stomach pain, and nausea immediately after taking Misoprostol. You may also have vaginal bleeding within 4 hours of taking Misoprostol. You may also be asked to stay at the clinic or healthcare center for at least 3 hours after taking this medicine. After 14 days of taking Mifepristone (pill you took before Misoprostol), your gynecologist may run some blood tests or perform ultrasonography to confirm whether pregnancy has been terminated or not.

Q. Can Contra 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 those who have not taken this medicine.

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

The common side effects of using Contra are abdominal pain, abdominal cramping, nausea, diarrhea, dizziness, uterine contractions, pelvic pain, and shivering. If you experience a very heavy vaginal bleeding or if any of these side effects bother you please consult with your gynecologist.

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