Medication information

Mifegymiso 200mcg+200mg tablet

This medication is typically used to induce pregnancy termination. It requires several days to take effect.


Important: Follow the instructions on the label. Do not use more of this product, or more often, than prescribed. This information handout only provides an overview of your treatment. Given the complex nature of your treatment, you will receive information that is much more comprehensive and that deals specifically with your needs. Make sure that you have all the relevant information regarding your medication.

If you vomit within one hour after taking the medication, contact your health care professional, an additional dose may be prescribed. If you forget a dose, contact your pharmacist.

Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice during your treatment. Grapefruit can seriously affect how this medication works.

Side effects

In addition to its desired action, this medication may cause some side effects, notably, it may cause:

  • heavier bleeding, stronger cramps and pain than during your usual menstrual period;
  • nausea, vomiting and diarrhea;
  • headaches;
  • fever and chills;
  • fatigue and dizziness - use caution if driving.
  • However, some signs and symptoms may indicate complications and require a medical consultation or a visit to the emergency department, such as:

  • very heavy bleeding (e.g. full use of two maxi pads per hour for two consecutive hours);
  • loss of consciousness;
  • dizziness or lightheadedness;
  • increased heart rate;
  • fever (38°C or over) for more than 6 hours, especially if it continues or occurs more than 24 hours after taking the second medication, misoprostol;
  • severe pain unrelieved by an appropriate treatment.

Each person may react differently to a treatment. If you think this medication may be causing side effects (including those described here, or others), talk to your health care professional. He or she can help you to determine whether or not the medication is the source of the problem.


As with most medications, this product should be stored at room temperature. Store it in a secure location where it will not be exposed to excessive heat, moisture or direct sunlight. Make sure that any leftover portion is disposed of safely. To remain effective, this product must be kept in its original packaging. Do not transfer it to another container.

Additional Information

This medication may interact with other medications or supplements, sometimes significantly. Many interactions, however, may be dealt with by a dosage adjustment or a change in medication schedule. Check with your pharmacist before using this medication in combination with any other medications (including non-prescription products), vitamins or natural products.

Women of childbearing potential should use an effective contraceptive method for several weeks after treatment. Ask your health care professional for details.

A treatment with this medication requires regular monitoring by a doctor. Be sure to see your doctor for all regularly scheduled appointments.

Blood donation is usually refused during this treatment.

General notes

When meeting with any health professional, it is important for you to share the following information:

  • Your medical history and allergies (medication, food, or other);
  • If you're pregnant or want to become pregnant, or if you're breastfeeding;
  • If you use tobacco or cannabis or its derivatives, or if you use recreational drugs;
  • The names of all the medications you take, whether you take them regularly or once in a while, including over-the-counter medications, vitamins, and natural health products.

It is also strongly recommended that you keep an up-to-date list of all the medications you take and carry it with you at all times. This could be useful if you have to see a health professional or need emergency care.

Keep all your medications out of the reach of children and pets and return any unused or expired medications to the pharmacy for proper disposal.