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.
Q. What is Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet and what it is used for?
Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet 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 Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet?
Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet 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 Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet?
You may or may not experience vaginal bleeding or spotting after taking this medicine. After 48 hours of taking Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet, your doctor shall examine you and may prescribe you another medicine (Misoprostol) for complete termination of pregnancy. After 14 days of taking Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet, your gynaecologist may run some blood tests or perform ultrasonography to confirm whether the pregnancy has been terminated or not.
Q. Can Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet 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 Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet?
Vaginal bleeding and abdominal cramping are the most common side effects of using Mefetrac 200 mg Tablet. 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.
Information last updated by Dr. Varun Gupta, MD Pharmacology on 17th May 2021. The medicine details are for information purpose only. Consult a doctor before taking any medicine.