Using Misoclear for incomplete abortion

Misoclear contains misoprostol, and can be used as a non-surgical alternative for treatment of incomplete abortion.

It is a safe and non-invasive option that has shown to be 91% effective in clinical trials when used according to the dosing instructions. More than 9 in 10 women said they would choose misoprostol for treatment of incomplete abortion and post abortion care.

How does Misoclear work for incomplete abortion?

Misoclear misoprostol causes contractions of the womb and softening of the cervix (mouth of the womb) to expel the pregnancy. You can expect to experience some side effects after taking misoprostol, including mild to strong cramping and heavy bleeding.

Take a look at our step-by-step guide to learn how to use Misoclear safely.

When can Misoclear be used for incomplete abortion?

Misoclear can be used up to 13 weeks since your last menstrual period. If your last menstrual period was more than 13 weeks ago, please consult a healthcare professional before using Misoclear after an incomplete abortion.

How do you take Misoclear?

Misoclear should only be used after consultation with a healthcare professional, and it is important that the correct dose is used as incorrect dosing can lead to complications.

For treatment of incomplete abortion, you can either take Misoclear orally or sublingually (under the tongue), as follows:


Swallow 3 tablets (600mcg) with a glass of water.


Sublingually (under the tongue)

Place 2 tablets (400mcg) under the tongue and allow to dissolve for 30 minutes. Swallow what is left in your mouth with water.

Take a look at our step-by-step guide to learn how to use Misoclear safely.

When should Misoclear not be used?

There are several contraindications where Misoclear is not appropriate. You should not use it if:

  • Experiencing severe or persistent abdominal pain
  • You have an IUD in place
  • You have known allergies to misoprostol
  • You have inherited porphyria
  • You have a bleeding disorder or are taking blood thinning medicines
  • You have a suspected ectopic pregnancy
  • You have adrenal or hepatic failure
  • If you have significant anaemia, heart disease or are on long term oral steroids or steroid injections you should exercise caution.

Speak to a healthcare professional or contact us if you have any questions.

How to prevent further pregnancy

You can get pregnant again soon after an abortion, but contraception can help you avoid unwanted pregnancies. There are a number of contraceptive methods and which one is right for you will depend on your circumstances. You can read lots of information about short term, long term and permanent contraceptive methods on this website. 

Step by step guide

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