Misotrol for Abortion: Everything You Need to Know
There are many different types of abortion pills on the market and availability is different around the world. Misotrol is among the most common of these pills. Whether you are concerned about how Misotrol works, pricing, dosage or where to get it, we hope this guide will be useful. If you have additional questions, please contact our counselors, and we will be happy to support.
What is the Misotrol Abortion Pill?
Misotrol is a pill used for abortion in pregnancies up to 13 weeks. It is a prostaglandin medication, which means it causes softening and dilation of the cervix and uterine contractions when used during pregnancy. It is produced by the Pfizer pharmaceutical company. 
How Does Misotrol Work for Abortions?
Misotrol works by softening and dilating the cervix, and it also causes the uterus to contract. All of these actions help to expel the pregnancy. Typically it will start working within ~1 hour of use, but it can take more. 
Dosage of Misotrol
Typically Misotrol comes in pills of 200mcg, and the recommended dosing varies based on how far along the pregnancy is.
For pregnancies under 9 weeks gestation, the recommended Misotrol dosage is 2 sets of 800mcg (a total of 1600mcg, or 8 pills).
For pregnancies between 9-13 weeks gestation, the recommended Misotrol dosage to have available is 3 sets of 800mcg (a total of 2400mcg, or 12 pills). 
To find more about the abortion with pills protocol using Misotrol only, visit this page.
What is the Misotrol Dosage for under 6 Weeks Pregnant?
For pregnancies 6 weeks or less, the recommended Misotrol dosage is 2 sets of 800mcg (a total of 1600mcg, or 8 pills). In some cases, it is also recommended to have an extra set of 800mcg (4 pills). 
What is the Misotrol Dosage for under 9 Weeks Pregnant?
For pregnancies under 9 weeks gestation, the recommended Misotrol dosage is 2 sets of 800mcg (a total of 1600mcg, or 8 pills). In some cases, it is also recommended to have an extra set of 800mcg (4 pills). 
What is the Misotrol Dosage for 9 to 13 Weeks Pregnant?
For pregnancies between 9 to 13 weeks gestation, the recommended Misotrol dosage to have available is 3 sets of 800mcg (a total of 2400mcg, or 12 pills). 
Price of Misotrol
The price of Misotrol is often quite low, but it will vary depending on geographic location. Different countries have different laws about abortion, and this can also affect the price of Misotrol. It is possible that in countries with legal restrictions on abortion, the price of Misotrol without a prescription could be more costly.
How to Take Misotrol
safe2choose recommends using Misotrol under the tongue (or sublingually). The best way to do this is to place the 4 pills (each 200mcg) of Misotrol directly under the tongue (sublingually), and let the tablets dissolve there for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, any remaining tablets can be washed down and swallowed with water.
3 hours after the first dose (800mcg) of Misotrol, the next dose should be repeated in the same manner. If a third dose is indicated by the protocol, it should be performed 3 hours after the second dose. 
Side Effects of Misotrol
When used for abortion, the intended effects of Misotrol are to cause abdominal cramping and bleeding. In addition to these effects, it is possible to experience side effects including nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fevers, and chills.
Typically these symptoms are limited to 24 hours. 
What Does Misotrol Abortion Pills Look Like?
Misotrol 200mcg tablets are small, white, hexagonally shaped pills. They are scored in the center and will have “searle” and/or “1461” imprinted onto them. 
How to Get Misotrol Abortion Pills?
The availability of Misotrol abortion pills is variable depending on geographic location. Misotrol is also indicated for stomach ulcers, so it can sometimes be found over-the-counter without a prescription. If this is the case, the Misotrol is likely to be located near the stomach medications in your local pharmacy. If they are not found there, it is likely that it requires a prescription at the pharmacy.
This website may be useful in finding out the accessibility of Misotrol in your location , or you can get in touch with our counselors, and they will be able to help you locate a trustworthy provider near you.
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