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Mifepristone Side Effects and Warnings

Written by FoundHealth.

What are the precautions when taking this medicine?

• You must make three visits to your healthcare provider (days 1, 2, and 14).

• If you have anemia, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have diabetes, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have heart disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have high blood pressure, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have lung disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you have kidney disease, talk with healthcare provider.

• If you are a heavy smoker, talk with healthcare provider.

• Check medicines with healthcare provider. This medicine may not mix well with other medicines.

• Avoid grapefruit and grapefruit juice.

• Do not take St John's wort with this medicine. It may make this medicine less effective.

• After ending pregnancy, use birth control that you can trust.

What are some possible side effects of this medicine?

• Headache.

• Belly pain.

• Nausea or vomiting. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard, sugar-free candy, or chewing sugar-free gum may help.

• Diarrhea.

• Vaginal bleeding. There may be more bleeding than from a heavy menstrual period.

Reasons to call healthcare provider immediately

• If you suspect an overdose, call your local poison control center or emergency department immediately.

• Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing; chest tightness; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits; or swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.

• Signs or symptoms of infection. These include a fever of 100.5 degrees or higher, chills, severe sore throat, ear or sinus pain, cough, increased sputum or change in color, painful urination, mouth sores, wound that will not heal, or anal itching or pain.

• Excessive bleeding (soaking through one pad per hour).

• Severe dizziness or passing out.

• Severe belly pain.

• Severe nausea or vomiting.

• Severe diarrhea.

• Weakness with or without belly pain and fever.

• Feeling extremely tired or weak.

• For females, menstrual changes. These include lots of bleeding, spotting, or bleeding between cycles.

• Any rash.

• No improvement in condition or feeling worse.

 
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