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Mifepristone (By mouth)

Mifepristone (mif-e-PRIS-tone)

Ends a pregnancy that is less than 10 weeks along (70 days or less since the start of your last menstrual period). Also used to control high blood sugar in patients with Cushing syndrome.

Brand Name(s):

Korlym, Mifeprex

There may be other brand names for this medicine.

When This Medicine Should Not Be Used:

This medicine is not right for everyone. Do not use it if you had an allergic reaction to mifepristone, misoprostol, or similar medicines, or if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding, endometrial cancer, a bleeding disorder, or porphyria. Patients with Cushing syndrome should not use this medicine if they are pregnant.

How to Use This Medicine:


Drugs and Foods to Avoid:

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

Warnings While Using This Medicine:

Possible Side Effects While Using This Medicine:

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:

If you notice other side effects that you think are caused by this medicine, tell your doctor

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088

Last Updated: 12/12/2016

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