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Medications for Abortion

Drugs associated with Abortion

The following drugs and medications are in some way related to, or used in the treatment of this condition.

What is Abortion: 1. The premature expulsion from the uterus of the products of conception of the embryo or of a nonviable foetus. The four classic symptoms, usually present in each type of abortion, are uterine contractions, uterine haemorrhage, softening and dilatation of the cervix and presentation or… Read more

Drug name Rx / OTC Pregnancy CSA Alcohol Reviews Rating Popularity
misoprostol Rx X N 5 reviews
8.0

Generic name: misoprostol systemic

Brand name:  Cytotec

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Cytotec Rx X N 2 reviews
9.0

Generic name: misoprostol systemic

Drug class: miscellaneous GI agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
mifepristone Rx X N Add review
9.0

Generic name: mifepristone systemic

Brand name:  Mifeprex

Drug class: uterotonic agents, progesterone receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph

 
oxytocin Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: oxytocin systemic

Brand names:  Pitocin, Syntocinon

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Pitocin Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: oxytocin systemic

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Hemabate Rx C N Add review
10

Generic name: carboprost systemic

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Mifeprex Rx X N Add review
9.0

Generic name: mifepristone systemic

Drug class: uterotonic agents, progesterone receptor modulators

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
Syntocinon Rx X N Add review Add

Generic name: oxytocin systemic

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Prostin E2 Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dinoprostone topical

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
Cervidil Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dinoprostone topical

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
carboprost Rx C N Add review
10

Generic name: carboprost systemic

Brand name:  Hemabate

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: dosage, side effects

For professionals: AHFS DI Monograph

 
dinoprostone Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dinoprostone topical

Brand names:  Prostin E2, Cervidil, Prepidil

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: A-Z Drug Facts, AHFS DI Monograph, Prescribing Information

 
Prepidil Rx C N Add review Add

Generic name: dinoprostone topical

Drug class: uterotonic agents

For consumers: dosage, interactions, side effects

For professionals: Prescribing Information

 
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Off Label This medication may not be approved by the FDA for the treatment of this condition.
Prescription Only / Over the Counter
Rx Prescription Only
OTC Over the Counter
Rx/OTC Prescription or Over the Counter
Pregnancy
A Adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
B Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
C Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
D There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
X Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
N FDA has not classified the drug.
Controlled Substances Act Schedule
N The drug is not subject to the Controlled Substances Act.
1 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. There is a lack of accepted safety for use of the drug under medical supervision.
2 The drug has a high potential for abuse. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States or a currently accepted medical use with severe restrictions. Abuse of the drug may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence.
3 The drug has a potential for abuse less than the drugs in schedules 1 and 2. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to moderate or low physical dependence or high psychological dependence.
4 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 3. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 3.
5 The drug has a low potential for abuse relative to the drugs in schedule 4. The drug has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Abuse of the drug may lead to limited physical dependence or psychological dependence relative to the drugs in schedule 4.
Alcohol
X Interacts with Alcohol.

Synonym(s): Complete Abortion

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