... abortion..i bled a little and it stopped..i have taken 15pcs of it all in all... will it affect my unborn baby if i stop using it? could there be any effect on my baby if i continue my pregnancy?
There is a huge chance that your baby will have things wrong, and I would urge you to get your doctors advice. Please see below.
Do not use Misoprostol if you are pregnant. It has been shown to cause harm to the fetus. Avoid becoming pregnant while you are taking it. Avoid becoming pregnant for at least 1 month or through 1 menstrual cycle after you stop taking it. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. Misoprostol is found in breast milk. Do not breast-feed while taking Misoprostol.
Misoprostol Pregnancy Warnings
Misoprostol has been assigned to pregnancy category X by the FDA. Animal studies have failed to reveal evidence of fetotoxicity and teratogenicity. In studies of women undergoing elective first trimester abortion, the administration of misoprostol 400 mcg for two doses caused increased uterine contractions and bleeding in 41% of cases, and partial or complete expulsion of uterine contents in 11% of cases. In addition, frontotemporal congenital malformations in infants born of women who took misoprostol in an attempt to abort pregnancy have been reported. The use of misoprostol during pregnancy is considered contraindicated unless being used as single dose therapy following mifepristone administration for termination of early pregnancy.
Five cases of a congenital malformation, described as an "asymmetrical defect of the cranium and overlying scalp, with exposed dura mater through which the cerebrum can be seen", have been reported. The infants were all delivered of women who took 400 to 600 mcg misoprostol in the first trimester in an attempt to abort the pregnancy. A more recent evaluation of 29 pregnant women who also unsuccessfully used misoprostol in the first trimester in an attempt to abort pregnancy, failed to reveal evidence of teratogenicity. However, the use of misoprostol endangers pregnancy due to its ability to induce uterine contractions, uterine bleeding, and expulsion of uterine contents. Whether or not misoprostol is a human teratogen remains controversial. The Latin American Collaborative Study of Congenital Malformations reports an increased frequency of the following malformations in infants exposed to misoprostol in utero: arthrogryposis, hydrocephalus, holoprosencephaly, transverse limb defects, ring-shaped constrictions of the extremities, and exstrophy of the bladder.
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