The Abortion Pill

Is the abortion pill safe? How much do at-home abortions cost?

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The Abortion Pill (also may be labeled as Mifeprex™, mifepristone, or RU-486) causes a chemical abortion. The Abortion Pill uses two drugs in two different medications typically taken within 72 hours: mifepristone which blocks hormones needed for a pregnancy to continue and misoprostol which induces a miscarriage of the developing baby.

Plan B One-Step ™ is a single medication taken within 72 hours of unprotected sex to prevent pregnancy by halting fertilization. Plan B may also cause an early abortion by preventing a newly formed embryo from implanting in the uterus. Make an appointment with our medical staff to understand the difference between Plan B, Ella, and the Abortion Pill.

RU-486 is a drug that is also known as mifepristone, the Abortion Pill, or Mifeprex™. Because RU-486 is only approved by the FDA for use earlier in pregnancy, it is very important to confirm the gestational age of your pregnancy via ultrasound prior to taking RU-486. Schedule your ultrasound (no-cost, no-obligation) with our caring medical team today.

The Abortion Pill can cost from $500-700 in Annandale, Alexandria, and Springfield depending on insurance, lab fees, and other services. Because taking the Abortion Pill can be expensive, Metro Women’s Care always recommends obtaining in-person medical care to confirm that your pregnancy is viable before you pay for a medication abortion. At our convenient clinic location, you’ll never receive an invoice because our medical services are provided at no cost to you.

The Abortion Pill has decreasing effectiveness the later in pregnancy you are. Because severe complications can result for some women later in pregnancy, it is very important to have an ultrasound prior to taking the abortion pill at home. An ultrasound will confirm your gestational dating (how far along you are), rule out ectopic pregnancy (a life-threatening condition in which the embryo implants outside the uterus), and also confirm that you are not already miscarrying. Metro Women’s Care provides free ultrasound services to give you clarity and rule out medical risks.

Medication abortion has a number of reported side effects, including abdominal pain, severe cramping, extended bleeding, vomiting, diarrhea, nausea, headaches, fever, and chills. Other serious complications can include the risk of a failed abortion, infection, and the discomfort of passing recognizable fetal body parts at home. Because of possible impacts on your physical and emotional health, we recommend consulting with our caring medical professionals before you order the abortion pill online or begin a medication abortion alone at home.

The abortion pill is frequently available up to 70 days (10 weeks) in pregnancy or even later as an “off-label” (not FDA approved) medication abortion. Confirming the gestational age of your pregnancy can only be done via an ultrasound exam by trained medical professionals. At Metro Women’s Care, our friendly staff will help you know exactly how far along you are and discuss your questions about an at-home abortion. Insurance is never needed at our clinic to access the compassionate and respectful care of our services.

Some women may regret beginning an at-home abortion and want to stop their abortion. If you have only taken the first pill (mifepristone), time-sensitive treatments are available which may allow you to continue your pregnancy. Learn more from the Abortion Pill Reversal website or by calling the Abortion Pill Reversal medical helpline available 24/7 at 877-558-0333.

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