Magic pills or abortion pills refer to mifepristone and misoprostol. the combination of mifepristone and misoprostol (combi pack) or misoprostol alone can be used to induce abortion.
Mifepristone or first known as RU-486, is antiprogestin medication typically used in combination with misoprostol to cause an abortion(s).
Misoprostol is a synthetic prostaglandin E1 analogue first used for gastric ulcer treatment. Misoprostol also used off-label for a variety of obstetrics and gynecology indications.
DID YOU KNOW…
The way misoprostol works like miscarriage is the basic idea of using misoprostol to terminate pregnancy. This genius idea was discovered decades ago by the women in Brazil – where abortion restricted by the law, and these women perform various trials with drugs that can lead to miscarriage.
Their experiment eventually attracted researchers to develop research on misoprostol for safe abortion. And now, decades later its proven that Misoprostol saves women’s lives. WHO recommended Misoprostol for medical abortion, and it is also on the list of essential medicine.
The objective of this guideline is to present the complete set of all WHO recommendations and best practice statements relating to abortion. While legal, regulatory, policy and service-delivery contexts may vary from country to country, the recommendations and best practices described in this document aim to enable evidence-based decision-making with respect to quality abortion care.