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First-trimester medical abortion with mifepristone 200 mg and misoprostol: A systematic review

Published
January 31st, 2013
Type
Staff Publication
Topic
Medical Abortion
Authors
Raymond, Elizabeth G., Winikoff, Beverly, Shannon, Caitlin, Raymond, E.G., Shannon, C., Weaver, M.A., Winikoff, B.

The dose of mifepristone approved by most government agencies for medical abortion is 600 mg. The aim of this review was to summarize extant data on the effectiveness and safety of regimens using the widely recommended lower mifepristone dose, 200 mg, followed by misoprostol in early pregnancy and to explore potential correlates of abortion failure.

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