MTP kit or abortion pill is a renowned combination of drug which is used to end up the surprised pregnancy of up to the 63 days or 9 weeks. It is manufactured by Cipla.

To take the decision of abortion is very difficult for the couple. The abortion is usually done by surgical method and medical method. If gestation period is between 14 weeks to 20 weeks than surgical abortion is done with the help of anesthesia and instrument. The medical abortion is done with the help of medicine Mifepristone and Misoprostol up to the gestation period 63 days or 9 weeks.

Benefits of MTP kit

  • It is non invasive, non surgical method of termination.
  • It is economical.
  • It provides a private way for the termination of pregnancy.

What is MTP kit?

MTP kit is a combo pack of Mifepristone and Misoprostol, which is used to terminate the pregnancy of 63 days or 9 weeks

Mifepristone Tablets inhibit the working of progesterone, a female hormone which is required for the growth of the fetus as it nurtures or provides nutrient and oxygen to the fetus. It just binds to the progesterone receptor ending pregnancy.

Misoprostol Tablets causes the contraction of the uterus muscle and expelled out the dead baby from the mother's womb.

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How to use MTP Kit

The MTP Kit (Mifepristone and Misoprostol) contains total 5 tablets, 1 tablet (200mg) of Mifepristone and 4 tablets (200 mcg) of Misoprostol. These medicines can be consumed easily, and administered personally without any support. The tablets should not be crushed, broken or chewed.

On day first: medical termination should be started with the consumption of 200mg tablet of Mifepristone orally with a glass full of water. It is best to take this tablet with an empty stomach. It has been suggested not to use Mifepristone with erythromycin, ketoconazole, grape fruit juice and itraconazole as these augment the abortion pill’s serum concentration in blood, causing a severe drop in blood pressure.

After 1 to 3 days of Mifepristone take 200mcg tablet of Misoprostol taken vaginally or can be taken orally also. The woman ought to keep 4 Misoprostol tablets under tongue (200mcg x 4) and engulf melted contents after half an hour, without water. Antacid should never be taken along with Misoprostol otherwise GI disturbance may be occurs.

After 14 days the female need to visit the nearby clinic to confirm the complete termination of pregnancy with the help of ultrasonography scan.

MTP Kit - Precautions

  • Quit smoking or alcohol while taking MTP kit.
  • Don’t take it in case of breast feeding.
  • If you are allergic to Mifepristone or Misoprostol, do not carry on with medical pregnancy ending procedure.

MTP Kit - Side Effects

Misoprostol tablets can lead to mild side effects like abdominal cramping, headache, nausea, vomiting, appetite loss, diarrhea and vaginal bleeding, fatigue, mood swings, Fever and chills, menstrual heavy flow, pale skin, insomnia, anxiety etc.

Some basic thing you can do after an abortion

  • Take plenty of liquid fluid
  • If possible, stay off from your work for a couple of days.
  • Take complete rest and have a balanced diet
  • Take the supplements prescribed by the doctor!
  • Don't do any kind of physical exercise for two weeks
  • Don't swim or tub baths for 2 weeks
  • Lifting heavy weight over 15 pounds for two weeks is totally restricted,
  • Don't do sex to minimize the infection, or use tampons or douches for 2-4 weeks.
  • You can use your contraception devices or medicine just after an abortion
  • Don't take alcohol for 48 hours after an abortion as it increases the risk of heavy bleeding.