About Mi Kit
Mi Kit should be taken with food or as per your doctor’s advice. You must start with a dose of Mifepristone. It should be taken orally, by swallowing the tablets whole with a glass of water. If you experience vomiting within 30 minutes of tablet intake, inform your doctor or take another tablet. The medicine may take 24- 48 hours to show its action and you might experience spotting or bleeding. After a period of 36-48 hours, you have to take a Misoprostol tablet, either orally or vaginally. You are suggested to have proper rest after this dose intake
Mi Kit belongs to a group of gynecological medications called ‘Abortifacient’ used for the medical termination of the pregnancy 63 days after the first day of the last menses period. Mi Kit also works in the second trimester of the pregnancy.
Mi Kit contains two medicines, namely: Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Mifepristone is an anti-hormone (anti-progestogen) that acts by blocking the effects of the progesterone hormone required in women to continue the pregnancy. On the other hand, Misoprostol is a prostaglandin that increases the womb’s (uterus) contraction and dilates the cervix, thereby expelling the pregnancy. Thus, Mi Kit together causes termination of pregnancy and must be used one after the other for medical abortion.
A medical abortion generally involves 2-3 visits to a doctor or clinic, which includes giving of medicines and then confirmation of termination of pregnancy. Following are the schedule involved in medical abortion:
- Day 1: Medical counseling and examination where doctor instructs to take 1 tablet of mifepristone (200 mcg)
- Day 2 to 3: You must return to the hospital/clinic 36 to 48 hours after taking the first dose of mifepristone. Your doctor will tell you about this. The tablet of misoprostol (800 mcg) will be now given either orally or vaginally.
- Day 7 to 14: The doctor will confirm and make sure whether the medical abortion has been completed or not. If the abortion is not complete, you might require more follow-up visits.
You may experience nausea, uterine cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, infection following abortion, dizziness, and uterine bleeding in some cases. Most of these side effects of Mi Kit subside with time. But if vaginal bleeding does not stop, please visit the doctor immediately, as it requires immediate medical attention.
Mi Kit should not be stopped abruptly without consulting the doctor as it may lead to incomplete abortion. Inform your doctor before starting Mi Kit if you have or ever had an ectopic pregnancy (when the womb grows in the fallopian tube), using an intrauterine device, or you are breastfeeding, any bleeding disorder, or heart problem. Do not do strenuous activities like running, heavy exercise, or driving to avoid excessive bleeding. The doctor will also check with ultrasound if the absorption is complete as no bleeding does not mean that abortion is complete.
Uses of Mi Kit
Mi Kit contains Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Mifepristone works by blocking the effect of progesterone (female hormone), needed to maintain a pregnancy. In the absence of progesterone, the lining of the uterus breaks down as it does every month during the menstrual cycle, and the growth of pregnancy is stopped. It takes approximately 24-48 hours for Mi Kit to show effect. Once it starts acting, you will experience uterine bleeding. But no uterine bleeding does not mean that the abortion is complete. On the other hand, the second medicine is Misoprostol, which is a prostaglandin analog, which helps in increasing the uterine contractions and relaxing the cervix. Thus Together Mi Kit terminates the state of pregnancy. Misoprostol should be taken at least 24-36 hours after taking mifepristone either orally or vaginally. This is a non-surgical method that is 90% successful.
Directions for Use
Like all medicines, Mi Kit also has some side effects, though it is not mandatory for everyone to experience them. You may experience nausea, uterine cramps, vomiting, diarrhea, dizziness, infection following abortion, and uterine bleeding in some cases. Most of these side effects of Mi Kit subside with time. But if your vaginal bleeding does not, please visit the doctor immediately, and it requires immediate medical attention.