What happens if you do not use Misoprostol in time?

While the Misoprostol should be taken 24 hours after Mifepristone, it can also be used from 12 hours to 72 hours after swallowing Mifepristone.

How long after Mifepristone can I take Misoprostol?

We instruct women to take Misoprostol 24 hours after Mifepristone and strongly encourage women to follow all of the instructions for proper use. However, if a woman takes the Misoprostol pills slightly earlier or later, it will not impact the outcome of the medical abortion. [1]

Do I have to wait 24 hours to take Misoprostol?

The doctor advises you to use the Misoprostol 24 hours after swallowing the Mifepristone tablet. However, it can also be used earlier or later, from 12 hours to 72 hours after swallowing Mifepristone.

Can I take Misoprostol 6 hours after Mifepristone?

If you cannot wait the recommended 24 hours between taking Mifepristone and Misoprostol, then the doctor recommends that you wait at least 12 hours before taking Misoprostol.


[1] Wedisinghe, L., Elsandabesee, D. (2010) Flexible mifepristone and misoprostol administration interval for first-trimester medical termination. Contraception, Volume 81, Issue 4, April, Pages 269-274