All You Need to Know About the Unwanted-Kit

Unwanted Kit: Uses, Side Effects, Dosage, and FAQs

The Unwanted-Kit is a brand of abortion pills available in India. It contains two types of abortion medications that are safe and effective for terminating a pregnancy.

Product description

The Unwanted-Kit includes two medications involved in an abortion: Mifepristone and Misoprostol. Mifepristone and Misoprostol are the generic names of these medications, but they are also sometimes referred to as their brand names. These medications are taken in combination to terminate a pregnancy. Each pill serves a different purpose in causing an abortion.

  • Mifepristone. Mifepristone is the first pill you take during a medication abortion. It operates by blocking the hormone progesterone, which is essential to maintain a pregnancy. When it blocks progesterone, it breaks down the uterine lining and stops the pregnancy from developing.
  • Misoprostol. Misoprostol is the second pill you take during an abortion. Once the pregnancy is ended by Mifepristone, Misoprostol empties the uterus’ pregnancy contents and expels them (1).

Benefits of the Unwanted-Kit

The Unwanted-Kit is a very safe and effective way to end a pregnancy. Likewise, it is widely used and recommended within the medical community for people seeking an abortion.

Unfortunately, around 21 million people undergo unsafe and illegal abortions yearly. Unsafe abortions are performed in dangerous conditions by uncertified personnel using inappropriate methods. Unsafe abortions lead to around 50,000 pregnant deaths annually (2). The Unwanted-Kit, however, is a safe abortion method that typically only causes mild and temporary side effects.

The Unwanted-Kit also gives you privacy and comfort when it comes to having an abortion. The alternative to the Unwanted-Kit is an in-clinic abortion procedure and though effective, it may not be accessible to everyone. With the Unwanted-Kit, you can take the abortion pills in privacy and in a place of your choosing, and you do not need to plan for transportation or assistance like you would with a procedure. Additionally, because it can be done at home, you may be more comfortable and have access to a support system during the process.

The Unwanted-Kit is also very effective for ending a pregnancy. When taken correctly, it almost always leads to a successful abortion (3).

What is the price of the Unwanted-Kit?

The price of an Unwanted-Kit is often quite low, but it will vary depending on your geographic location. Different countries have different laws about abortion, and this can also affect the price of the kit. In India, the Unwanted-Kit costs around Rs 386 (4).

How do I use the Unwanted-Kit?

To use the Unwanted-Kit, first start by taking the Mifepristone pill. This pill is available as a 200 mg dose. Taking this pill will block progesterone and stop the pregnancy from growing. It prepares the uterus to contract and the cervix to soften and dilate. After you have taken Mifepristone, wait 24–48 hours before taking the Misoprostol. If you vomit within the first 30 minutes of taking one Mifepristone, it is likely that the pill will not work, and in this case, you will need another Mifepristone pill.

There are four 200 mcg Misoprostol pills. You may need more Misoprostol pills, depending on how far along you are in the pregnancy (5). Keep the four Misoprostol pills under your tongue for 30 minutes before swallowing the remains with water. If you vomit within the first 30 minutes of taking the four pills, it is likely that they will not work, and in this case, you will need another four Misoprostol pills.

If you vomit within the first 30 minutes of taking Misoprostol, you should take it again as your system would not have had time to absorb it.

What can I expect from using the Unwanted-Kit?

The Unwanted-Kit, when used correctly, is very effective in ending a pregnancy. However, taking the pills can cause some temporary side effects. These may include:

  • cramping,
  • heavy bleeding,
  • nausea,
  • vomiting,
  • diarrhea,
  • chills, and
  • fever (6).

Symptoms like bleeding and cramping are intentional and expected, and they usually start in the next 24 hours after taking the pills but can take up to 72 hours. These side effects might feel like a very heavy period because your body is expelling the pregnancy and uterine lining, and you may have large blood clots. Most of the cramping occurs within the first two days of taking the pills, but lighter cramping can occur beyond that, and bleeding and spotting may continue for several weeks afterwards (7).

Is there anything I can do about the Unwanted-Kit’s side effects?

As previously mentioned, the Unwanted-Kit can cause some unpleasant side effects associated with ending the pregnancy and passing the pregnancy contents. If you experience pain and cramping, consider taking ibuprofen. You can take two 400 mg ibuprofen pills 30 minutes before the Misoprostol pills to prevent some of the associated cramping. You can also implement other measures to manage the pain, such as using a heating pad or taking a hot shower (7).

Who should not take the Unwanted-Kit?

The Unwanted-Kit is contraindicated in those with the following conditions:

  • an ectopic pregnancy,
  • intrauterine device (IUD) use,
  • serious anemia (low blood count),
  • bleeding disorders or people on blood-thinning medications, and
  • an allergy to Mifepristone or prostaglandins such as Misoprostol (8)(9).

Will the Unwanted-Kit interact with other medications?

The Unwanted-Kit does not interact with many medications, although there are some situations in which interactions must be considered. It is not recommended for people on chronic steroid medications (prednisone, dexamethasone) or for people on blood thinners that may be at a high risk of bleeding (warfarin, heparin, etc.). There are a few other potential interactions with specific medications, but a decision needs to be made based on the individual person and medication regimen.

Frequently asked questions

Who can take the Unwanted-Kit?

You can use the Unwanted-Kit to end a pregnancy that is up to 13 weeks of gestation.

How do I access the Unwanted-Kit?

The availability of the Unwanted-Kit will depend on where you live. You will likely need a prescription to get it at the pharmacy. Contact our counselors by email or live chat, and they will be able to help you locate a trustworthy provider near you.


The Unwanted-Kit is a safe and effective way to end a pregnancy, providing a private way to have an abortion at home. It contains two key medications, Mifepristone and Misoprostol, that serve different but important roles in the abortion process. You may experience some side effects, such as cramping and bleeding for several hours or days afterward. If you have any doubts, you can talk to a safe2choose counselor.

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  7. “How Does the Abortion Pill Work?” Planned Parenthood, Accessed April 2023.
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  9. “Misoprostol.” NIH, 2022,,adverse%20effects%20reported%20during%20pregnancy. Accessed April 2023.