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What are the Side Effects of the Abortion Pill?

Mifepristone (RU-486) is a very strong drug and you may experience side effects after taking it. The side effects vary from person to person and no two women’s experiences are alike. Check out the list below to have a better understanding of how the drug may affect you.

Common side effects of Mifepristone Oral

Severe Less Severe
Uterine Cramps High Blood Pressure
Bleeding Not Related to Menstrual Period Overgrowth of the Uterine Lining
Backache Joint Pain
Stomach Cramps Dizzy
Low Amount of Potassium in the Blood Low Energy
  Fluid Retention in the Legs, Feet, Arms or Hands
  Loss of Appetite
  Head Pain
  Feel Like Throwing Up
  Throwing Up
  Diarrhea

Infrequent side effects of Mifepristone Oral

Severe Less Severe
Infection Indigestion
Chills Inflammation or Infection of Vagina
  Chronic Trouble Sleeping
  Fever

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