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The Abortion Pill | Medical Abortion Information

Learn more about medical abortions and the potential risks.

What is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is two drugs and it is usually taken in two separate doses. The abortion pill goes by many names including missed period pills, at-home abortion, self-managed abortion, 10-week-after pills, medication, medical, or chemical abortion. ​​It is not the same as Plan B, the morning-after pill or emergency contraceptives.

Side Effects of the Abortion Pill

The abortion pill is not an option for people with certain medical conditions, if the pregnancy is not viable, or if the pregnancy occurs outside of the uterus. 

It's important to rule out an ectopic pregnancy or a natural miscarriage and find out how far along you are through an ultrasound. Conception calculators can only estimate a potential due date.


Side effects from the abortion pill include:

  • cramping

  • contractions

  • heavy bleeding

  • fever

  • headaches

  • nausea

  • abdominal pain

  • blood clots

  • allergic reactions

  • infection

  • vomiting

  • diarrhea

  • hospitalization

  • in rare cases, death


Make an appointment for a free consultation to learn more about risks, side effects, abortion pill reversal, and what you need to know before you decide.

How We Can Help

Make an appointment today for a free pregnancy confirmation and options consultation. We can help you determine how far along you are, available options, and answer questions you may have about pregnancy, abortion, and the abortion pill. 

Because we believe that women deserve a place to learn about their options without pressure or a sales pitch, all our services are available at no cost. We do not refer for or perform abortion procedures. Contact us to learn more.

What If I Change My Mind? Is It Possible to Reverse the Effects of the Abortion Pill?

Reversal is possible when action is taken after the first dose. If you have recently taken the first dose and decided not to take the second, learn more about abortion pill reversal. If you're reaching out during business hours, please call us immediately. If not, please reach out to the Abortion Pill Reversal Network.

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