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User Reviews for Misoprostol to treat Abortion

Also known as: Cytotec

Misoprostol has an average rating of 8.0 out of 10 from a total of 433 ratings for the treatment of Abortion. 73% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 13% reported a negative effect.

Misoprostol Rating Summary

8.0/10 average rating

433 ratings from 483 user reviews.

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Reviews for Misoprostol

Name July 8, 2021

“I took the 2 pills orally and the other 2 vaginal at about 19h51 on Tuesday, After some time I had cramps 3 hours later I went to the bathroom I wasn't bleeding, there was just very very tiny blood on the tissue I used to wipe myself The next day there was still no blooding just spotting, today as I am writing it's Thursday 16h57 and I am still not bleeding just cramps (period like pain) and spotting when I wipe So I don't know if it worked or not....maybe this will help someone”

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furmama92 · Taken for less than 1 month May 10, 2021

“I just wanted to hop on here and say DO NOT READ THE AWFUL REVIEWS. They’re very unlikely to happen, I was bawling before taking my pills because I was so scared. Did I have bad cramps? Yes of course. Did I make it through? Yes, it only lasts for a short period of time! You CAN do it babe! Good luck!”

10 / 10
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Ambie July 11, 2021

Cytotec (misoprostol): “I have use cycotec for abortion I just felt cramps, no bleeding its almost 2 days and still tested positive what's wrong or going on”

2 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month July 19, 2021

“I’m 22 years and it’s my first time getting pregnant. I was so so scared about taking the pills. I was 6 weeks when I took the first pill at 9:00am few hours later I started bleeding. I was nauseous, passing gas and had palpitations, still I waited for 36 hours then inserted the second pill vaginally. I was given pain relief injection (diclofenac)...4hours after inserting the misoprostol I had cramps not even half to my normal period cramps. I went to the toilet saw the first blood clot, a few minutes later I passed something like a sac then another blood clot the size of a walnut and then the cramping stopped. I had a moderate bleeding....it’s been 2 days now just having very light bleeding. Mine was so smooth but every body is different...do not think about it too much. You can do it girl...”

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Me July 17, 2021

“I'm 39 with 3 kids. Got pregnant. By 6 weeks I was miserable with fatigue and feeling so sick. At 6 wks 5 days decided I can't do it any more. I went to a clinic while on vacation in Florida. Got first pill Thurs at noon. Fri I felt very nauseous, had a few cramps. By Friday at 3:30pm light bleeding and bloody watery fluids. Soon after had two ping pong ball size clots. About 8pm another. No pain just slid out. The morning sickness calmed down a lot. I was certain I passed it. Took misoprostol at midnight in cheeks. Right before took a piece of Phenergan for nausea and half 7.5mg vicodin. Went to sleep. Passed a small clot with bloody fluid at 2am. No pain. Saturday morning bleeding like a heavy period. Being in a toxic relationship and feeling so terribly sick and being very content with the children I have helped me come to my decision. I don't feel any regret at this time. Hugs to all reading this. Hope it helps.”

10 / 10
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Rossy July 21, 2021

“I was 3 weeks pregnant when I took misoprostol 2 orally then I insert 2 vaginally. After 3 hours I had mild to severe cramps but it was just like a mensural cramps, then came the bleeding and then a thick black blood was expelled. All this happened within 2-4 hours since then it has been small drops and mild cramps that comes and goes”

9 / 10
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Lucy July 8, 2021

“I'm 5 weeks pregnant Day 1: took 2 misoprostol under the tongue an 2 vaginally. A little cramping and no bleeding at all.Day 2: took 4 misoprostol under the tongue, had cold chills, diarrhea but still no bleeding I don't know what to do”

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nrusschar March 7, 2021

“I hope this helps other women looking into this route for medical abortion. I was 2-3 weeks pregnant when I was given the prescription. I took the first pill in clinic on a Friday afternoon at 2pm. I had no reaction at all. On Saturday I took four pills in my mouth and let them dissolve. I also took gravol/Advil before hand. I experienced mild cramps, mild nausea. I had no bleeding. I was worried the meds weren’t working because I wasn’t bleeding and had no clots. My abdomen was distended but the bleeding and cramping did not begin for 48. Very little bleeding, some small clots and little tissues passed. My belly was rock hard and had a lot of bloating. I kept googling why I wasn’t having a lot of bleeding and felt so scared I would need to repeat this. A week later I went to get my blood work and the clinic confirmed the meds worked. I’m still fatigued, very little bleeding. Stay calm, treat yourself well, have comforts with you and all will be ok. Xox”

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Reese pieces March 3, 2020

“I found out I was 7 weeks and 3 days when I made this personal decision to end this pregnancy. I read the reviews and was petrified of taking this medicine. I literally almost opted out but I did finish the process. Took the first pill at the office felt fine. Took the other 4 pills orally in my cheeks 32-36 hour’s later. I expected a really weird taste but it was super bland. After keeping them in for 30 mins I washed them down. Oh yeah I did take the pain meds they prescribe 30 mins before taking the 4 pills. I started to feel light stings but other than that I was just super tired I feel asleep about 4 woke up around 9 and I was concerned because it felt like nothing. I couldn’t feel the blood until I stood up. Big rush but other than that it was fine I was fine it all worked out. I’m super glad I chose this as my abortion rather than having the whole vacuum thing. Don’t worry just do it! You got this and know that whatever happens your gonna be OKAY ❤️”

10 / 10
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Heythere7 June 25, 2021

“! As always you will come across some bad ones that puts fear in you . So I’m going to tell you my experience, I took the first pill yesterday at the clinic at 2:10, I then took four today in my cheeks and let them dissolve ! Before I took them I took anti nausea tablet , and ibuprofen 800. About an hour or so into it the cramps got pretty bad, out of 10 I’d say 8! About three hours later I started bleeding, and I kept telling myself “It’s almost over". Cramps intensified and I ended up throwing up (only once). About an hour and a half after I started bleeding I went to the bathroom and pushed, and that’s when the blob came out, I advise you to not look like I did. After that I have clotting, and tissue coming out but the pain is manageable! I didn’t think I could do this, and I’m here to tell you that you can! I know it’s hard going through pain, but I promise you it gets better !”

9 / 10
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Sissy February 5, 2021

“Took the pills at 1am, put them under my tongue. Experienced mild diarrhea. Went to sleep and woke up at 4am to push the clots and pregnancy out. It was so painless I was shocked coz I was so scared from the reviews. Heavy bleeding but that’s just it. Take pain relievers before taking the pills and you’ll be fine. Trust me ❤️”

10 / 10
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Anonymous September 5, 2021

Cytotec (misoprostol): “I want to correct some ladies here if you are 1 to 3 weeks pregnant and you use any abortion pills don't expect to have heavy bleeding it will just give you your normal monthly menstruation which means it has work but from 4 weeks upward you can feel and see the difference from your normal menstruation all the pills do work a try to take hot tea or warm water and have warm water bottle will help”

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Reviewer123 · Taken for less than 1 month June 25, 2021

“I promised myself I will add a review once I'm done, because reading them really calmed me down. I used prescribed combination as recommended on Monday. I had no bleeding within 24h so contacted doc for scan which was scheduled for Thursday. Surprisingly, bleeding started on Thursday morning with zero pain. Just regular period. I was told its working. I felt Non of the side effects. I really wish you all that this will work as easy as it did for me.”

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ho1692 May 25, 2021

“Hello! I wanted to share my experience with Mifepristone and Misprostol. When I had my abortion I was just under 6 weeks pregnant. First, I took the Mifepristone at about 11pm on a Saturday night and I bled a tiny bit about 23 hours after taking the pill. About 25 hours after I took the first pill, I took the 4 Misoprostol pills by mouth and 800mgs of Ibuprofen. About an hour after I swallowed the pills I started cramping. It started out as light cramps, but then slowly turned into more intense cramps but they were very manageable. My bleeding was heavy but not as heavy as I thought it was going to be. About 12 hours after I took the 4 pills, I passed a decent sized clot which was me passing the pregnancy. I honestly think that I may have passed it earlier on but I was laying down all night so it was hard to tell until I got up and felt it come out of me. Once I passed the pregnancy, my bleeding and cramps became lighter. You’ve got this!”

10 / 10
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prochoicealways January 19, 2021

“I honestly spent about 4-5 hours reading horror stories upon horror stories about the MA pill, there were some lovely reassuring ones too, but not as many as I would have liked, so I’m here to tell you my experience because I wish I saw this comment. I took the 1st pill on the Monday at 2pm, no problem, slight cramping but literally nothing. I then took the second medication orally at 6pm the next day. Period type cramps started about 1 hour later, & gradually got worse until bleeding started. It’s just bad period cramps, they are strong but you get used to the pain if that makes sense & it’s bearable. I took codeine too which helped. Within 2 hours I had past the majority & then the pain subsided. I’m glad I was in my own home & was able to deal with the cramps how I wanted. Please do not be scared by these horror stories, they are 1 in 100. You know your body & your pain tolerance so choose what is best for you. X”

10 / 10
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Anonymous April 18, 2020

Cytotec (misoprostol): “First off, I’d like to say everyone is different and has a different tolerance for pain. I did this at 6 weeks. Before I took the pills I read these reviews and some had me scared to death, I thought about just not doing anything but I finally had the courage to go through with it. I took the 2 orally then the other 4 inserted vaginally around 9:10pm and maybe 2 hours later I started having mild cramps, like my normal period cramps. I went to bed and woke up still mild cramps but surprisingly no bleeding. I didn’t pass any clots till about 10 hours later I passed my first clot the size of a lollipop lol. Then it was just like a normal period afterwards. Was better than I expected. So relax guys!! All the best.”

9 / 10
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Jayy · Taken for less than 1 month January 25, 2021

“I went to have my abortion. By pill. I was 6 weeks. The process was simple, I took one pill at the clinic and then 4 pills at home to dissolve under my tongue. I was prepared to cramp badly and be in awful pain after but unlike the horror stories I read it was nothing like that. I barely cramped just had bleeding. I was prepared for the worst, the process was very simple & I experienced no physical pain. Other than the people that protest outside the building made me uncomfortable I had my mind made up and knew what I wanted to do.”

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Anonymous August 27, 2020

“I thought I would share my experience! I took my first 4 tablets vaginally yesterday at 12pm, had some light cramping and a little nausea but nothing else. Took another 2 at 4pm vaginally.. again apart from cramping nothing major! Started getting chills and fever that lasted about 3 hours but was bearable. Today I have woke up, still no bleeding! Ended up in A&E as I felt it was not working and am now being send for an emergency scan tomorrow morning with potential of an operation :( I was only 5 weeks I’m so scared and confused. I feel a little dizzy today and lethargic but more anxious over the fact it’s been 29 hours and I still have not bled! Hope you guys have a better experience xo”

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Mandy March 14, 2021

“I was 2 weeks and 5 days when I found out I was pregnant, And these reviews freaked me out, it was insane. I was so scared to even take the pills but I had to. I went to see a doctor and was told to take the drugs. I got to the pharmacy with a prescription from the doctor, took the first pill at 2:24pm and the four pills under my tongue 24 hrs later. I took a pain reliever 30 mins before the misoprostol 35 mins later there was cramping and discomfort but it wasn’t bad at all cause my period cramps were similar. Then I started bleeding almost immediately after the drugs had dissolved completely. Few blood clots were passed not the size of a lemon or the size of a golf ball just small blood clots and then an hour later It felt like something wanted to just gush out of me that was when I saw the sac and more blood clots. After that everything was okay cramps have reduced but still bleeding. Don’t worry ladies just prepare your minds and you’ll be fine❤️”

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Me · Taken for less than 1 month February 14, 2021

“Hi ladies, I took the first pill at 11am then at 11am today I inserted the 4 tablets in the vagina I felt mild periods pain type symptoms but wasn’t as bad as everything I read on here I was so scared and absolutely so worried I bought heat pads and even got some tramadol incase the pain was that bad. I started bleeding after the tablets then at 3pm I inserted the two more tablets. I’m still bleeding now and a bit off, belly ache but nothing bad at all, please do not read the horrible stories on this before scroll past them because not everyone is the same and we all are different. I was 5 weeks. Put a film on or a Netflix series and honestly you will be fine stay strong don’t stress about it. You can do this”

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Devika · Taken for less than 1 month January 23, 2021

“I was 6 weeks pregnant. I read a lot, I researched a lot and on top of that my friend shared her horrifying experience of the same and so I was so scared. I took 1st pill and next after 36hrs. I felt pain after 1 hour but really big clots started flushing out. 3-4 hrs heavy bleeding and mild cramps and felt comfortable after that. As per my experience, be mentally prepared for all conditions have someone by your side and a hot water bag. You'll be fine Always remember god is with you.”

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Alleviate · Taken for less than 1 month August 16, 2021

Cytotec (misoprostol): “Am 2 weeks and 4 days pregnant I used cytotec I insert 2 and swallowed 2 around 1am. I bleed from 5 am to 4pm heavy bleeding for just one day and it stopped flowing. The next two days I did another pregnancy test and is still positive... what should I do”

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Cat · Taken for less than 1 month August 27, 2021

“I was so scared to take this from the bad reviews, I cried soo much but I want to let others know of my experience because I wish I had read this. I took my orally first pill at 5:30pm on a Fri and I didn’t feel any pain & no bleeding, just some bloating & dizziness but that only lasted a couple of minutes. I took my second pills all orally at 5:50am on a Sunday and pain relief 20 mins before hand. I then slept until 9am. I woke up and felt cramps, went to the toilet and passed 2 clots & felt a bit nauseous. My cramps worsened for the next 30 minutes but still bearable, I went to the toilet passed 2 more clots and felt almost instant relief. I think that’s when I passed the pregnancy. I still bled quite heavy after that and passed clots throughout the day but the cramps lessened and I just chilled and watched some movies. I was so happy with how smoothly & bearable it all went. You are so strong girl, you can do this! Please don’t be scared, sending you my love x”

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AKG12334567 May 20, 2021

“I am writing this now one week post abortion. I took the first table on Tuesday at 11.30am I had a phone consultation and was deemed safe to have the procedure at home and the tablets sent through the post after the first tablet I went to bed and felt fine. The following day at 12.30 I took four more tablets vaginally, I was advised to lie down for 30 minutes to make sure the tablets didn’t come out. As I sat up I had started bleeding light cramping. I took ibroprofen 15 mins before the tablets and was fine. At 13:18 I passed the sac. Bleeding continued to be heavy with more clots for about two hours after no heavier than a heavy period and no more pain than heavy period. I went about my day as normal just took it easy and tried to stay as calm as possible. I was advised to take the medicine vaginally as you have less side effects. Since then I have stopped bleeding after one week, stay calm and don’t believe everything you read on the internet. You’ve got this!”

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Anonymous August 19, 2020

“2:40 p: Took 1 Mifiprex in MDs office 2:00 p next day: Ate light meal, took ibuprofen 800mg & percocet 5/325mg 4:00 p: Inserted 4 misoprostols vaginally, applied sanitary napkin. Laid in bed with an electronic heating pad on my abdomen/stomach 6:00 p: Felt something happening in my uterus. Wasn't quite cramps. Whatever it was, it wasn't pain. I continued to lay there. Took another percocet with snack just in case of pain. 8:00 p: Pain never intensified. Never felt anything more than very minor, weird uterine sensations (Uterus was contracting. Nothing major at all.) Got up to urinate. 8:05 p: Clots & blood came out while urinating. Nothing major again. 8:10 pm: Cleaned myself up. Changed sanitary napkin. Back in bed with abdominal heating pad. Fell asleep for the night. That was it. Some of these reviews are there to scare you. Prepare ahead of time and you'll do quite well. TRUST!”

10 / 10
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