You’ve discovered you’re pregnant. Or you think you might be. This wasn’t planned, and it’s not a good time for you to be pregnant. You’re thinking about your options, and one of the many questions you’re wondering about is where to buy abortion pills.
We’re glad if this article can be helpful to you for this question. We would love to be able to assist you with other questions you may also have about the abortion pill or other abortion options. Avenue Women’s Center is a first step resource for women in the Chicagoland area who are seeking information and support when dealing with an unintended pregnancy. If you would find a private, confidential consultation to be useful – or if you need more practical services, such as confirming your positive home pregnancy test – please contact us today.
Where to buy abortion pills – a few things you may want to know right away.
Although not as invasive as a surgical abortion, a medication abortion utilizing RU486, the “abortion pill,” is still a medical procedure which must be done under the care of a qualified medical professional. This is mandated by the Federal Drug Administration.
An RU-486 medication abortion actually involves two distinct pills: the first is Mifeprex and the second, taken 24 to 48 hours later, is misoprostol. Here are some of the details of the FDA requirements for the administration of a medication abortion. The short answer to your question about where to buy abortion pills is covered in the first two bullet points. Additional requirements follow.
- Mifeprex must be ordered, prescribed and dispensed by or under the supervision of a healthcare provider who prescribes and who meets certain qualifications;
- Mifeprex may only be dispensed in clinics, medical offices, and hospitals by or under the supervision of a certified healthcare provider;
- Healthcare providers who wish to prescribe Mifeprex must complete a Prescriber Agreement Form prior to ordering and dispensing Mifeprex;
- The healthcare provider must obtain a signed Patient Agreement Form before dispensing Mifeprex.
Healthcare providers who prescribe Mifeprex are required under FDA regulations to provide the patient with a copy of the Mifeprex Medication Guide (FDA-approved information for patients).
These requirements have been established by the FDA to ensure the safe use of Mifeprex.
Perhaps you’ve heard that a medication is simpler and less complicated than a surgical abortion, and in some ways it may be. Still, it’s clear that the seriousness of this procedure needs to be understood and the requirements must be followed.
The government website which is the source for this information, available here, goes on to add:
“Do Not Buy Mifeprex Over the Internet
You should not buy Mifeprex over the Internet because you will bypass important safeguards designed to protect your health (and the health of others).
Mifeprex has special safety restrictions on how it is distributed to the public. Also, drugs purchased from foreign Internet sources are not the FDA-approved versions of the drugs, and they are not subject to FDA-regulated manufacturing controls or FDA inspection of manufacturing facilities.”
Did this article raise additional questions for you about the abortion pill?
- How are the pills typically administered?
- How effective is this method of abortion?
- Does it hurt? What will the process be like?
- Are there other requirements or restrictions?
Avenue Women’s Center is here to help you with answers to these questions as well.
There’s one more requirement/restriction for the use of the abortion pill you should know from the start: The mifeprex/misoprostol regimen can only be used to end a pregnancy through 70 days (10 weeks) of the pregnancy. That’s 70 days or less since the first day of a woman’s last menstrual period. Accurate dating of the pregnancy is very important, and the best way to gain that information is via ultrasound.
At Avenue Women’s Center, we may be able to provide you with a free limited medical ultrasound, regardless of your insurance situation. Please call us to discuss options for services related to your pregnancy.
Our offices are located in Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn / Lombard, Naperville, and Wood Dale, Illinois. We are here so that no woman has to go alone through the complex and difficult journey that begins with an unplanned pregnancy. Please call, text, email or chat with us, and allow us to take this journey with you.
The information provided here is general in nature. It is not a substitute for a consultation with a medical professional. Before any medical procedure, it is imperative that you discuss your personal medical history, risks, and concerns with your doctor. If you have questions during or after a procedure, your doctor should be immediately contacted. Avenue Women’s Center is not an emergency center. If you are experiencing severe symptoms, such as bleeding and/or pain, seek immediate medical attention. Contact your physician, go to an emergency room, or call 911.