Two medications are used to complete a medical abortion. Mifepristone (RU 486, Mifiprex) is a medication that blocks progesterone, the hormone necessary to maintain a pregnancy. After a consultation with the doctor, lab work to determine blood type and blood count, and a sonogram to determine how far along your pregnancy is, this medication is given orally at our office on the first day. The second medication, Misoprostol, is taken at home 24 hours later. This medication causes the uterus to contract and expel the pregnancy. Most women expel the pregnancy within 4 to 6 hours of taking this medication. Rh-negative women will also receive Rhogam.
The abortion pill method is extremely effective with a success rate of nearly 98%. If treatment fails, however, a surgical procedure is usually required. Therefore, if you choose the abortion pill you must be willing to have a surgical abortion if necessary.
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Office Located at the corner of Route 110(Walt Whitman RD) and Jericho Turnpike. Easily accessible from both the Northern State Parkway and the LIE. Also accessible by both the LIRR and MTA.