Can I use abortion pills vaginally?

The only effective way to use Mifepristone is by swallowing it.

Misoprostol can be used effectively in 3 different ways:

  • Sublingual
  • Buccal
  • Vaginal

When used sublingualy, Misoprostol pills should be placed under your tongue for 30 minutes. During that time the pills will be absorbed. Afterwards, you can swallow with water any remains of the pills.

When used buccally, Misoprostol pills should be placed between your gums and cheeks for 30 minutes. During that time the pills will be absorbed. Afterwards, you can swallow with water any remains of the pills.

When used vaginally, Misoprostol pills should be placed inside your vagina and remain there for 30 minutes. The pills are usually absorbed, but sometimes the pills come out of the vagina during the process.

Although using Misoprostol pills sublingual, buccal or vaginally are equally effective, we do not recommend placing them in your vagina. This is because sometimes Misoprostol can leave traces that can be visible for health staff if you need medical care. Using Misoprostol sublingual or buccally does not leave visible traces of the pills.