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Sublingual misoprostol after mifepristone

Published:
Feb. 2009
Type:
Staff Publication
Topic:
Medical Abortion
Authors:
Bracken, Hillary, Raghavan, Sheila, Winikoff, Beverly Raghavan, S. Comendant, R., Digol, I., Ungureanu, S., Friptu, V., Bracken, H., Winikoff, B.

This study compares a dose of 400mcg misoprostol taken sublingually or orally 24 hours after mifepristone administration for medical abortion in pregnancies through 63 days' gestation. The study was conducted with local colleagues in Chisinau, Moldova. The sublingual route was found to be superior to the oral route (98.7% vs. 94%).

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