A medical termination pack or GESTAREST 200MG/200MCG KIT consists of two medicines Mifepristone and Misoprostol that are used to medically terminate the pregnancy. The kit contains 5 tablets. One tablet of Mifepristone and four tablets of Misoprostol.
It is medically prescribed if you are within 63 days of gestation. Doctors do not opt for this process if you are over 10 weeks pregnant. Mifepristone is a synthetic steroid taken orally with water. It interferes with the Progesterone Secretion that terminates the Pregnancy.
Misoprostol is a Synthetic Prostaglandin that causes the cervix to soften, contract the Uterus and allows the emptying of the uterine contents. It is administered vaginally or orally depending on the patient’s condition.
Misoprostol may be self-administered or administered under a gynecologist’s supervision so that the patient has access to the health facilities, if necessary. In case of an intrauterine pregnancy, termination by surgery is recommended.
The dosage is 1 tablet of Mifepristone, followed by 4 tablets of Misoprostol after 1-3 days. If abortion fails to occur after the administration of Misoprostol, the second dose of Misoprostol (2 tablets) is administered. In case of an intrauterine pregnancy, termination by surgery is recommended.
USES OF GESTAREST TABLET
- Medical Abortion
SIDE EFFECTS OF GESTAREST TABLET
- Stomach cramp
- Uterine contractions
- Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual bleeding)