Misoclear is a safe and effective treatment for early medical abortion when used according to instructions.
Before starting the treatment you should:
Place 4 tablets of misoprostol under the tongue and allow to dissolve for 30 minutes. Swallow what is left in your mouth with water. Wait 3 hours.
The misoprostol can also be placed in the vagina. However, the pills dissolve faster under the tongue.
After 3 hours, place another 4 tablets of misoprostol under the tongue or in the vagina.
If you placed the tablets under the tongue, allow them to dissolve for 30 minutes, and then swallow what is left in your mouth with water. Wait another 3 hours.
This step should only be followed if the pregnancy has not passed already.
After another 3 hours (only if the pregnancy has not been expelled), place the final 4 tablets of misoprostol under the tongue or in the vagina.
If you placed the tablets under the tongue, allow them to dissolve for 30 minutes, and then swallow what is left in your mouth with water.
The medical abortion should now be complete.
Bleeding and cramping generally begins within 3-4 hours of using misoprostol, but can begin as quickly as 30 minutes following the first step.
You can expect moderate to heavy bleeding with passage of clots. It’s normal to have some bleeding and spotting for several weeks after your abortion.
You may have cramping on and off for 1 or 2 more days. You may also get other side effects such as chills, vomiting, and diarrhoea.
Bleeding and cramps are a sign the abortion is working, and this will usually lessen once the pregnancy tissue has passed.
You should seek medical help immediately if you have any of these symptoms:
Visit our side effects page for more information.
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.