The medical abortion performed using Misoprostol (Cytotec – 200mcg) is a process that may take for periods up to a week. Therefore, it is important do divide this same process in two major stages:
- The medication intake (STAGE 1)
Comprises the fasting period of 6 hours before taking the medication + the use of the initial dosage + 4 hours break + the use of the second dosage + fasting period of 6 hours after the last dosage.
- The week after the medication intake (STAGE 2)
Comprises the time it takes for the body to expel the pregnancy. We assume one week as the minimum period of time where the abortion can occur. This is the reason why medical examinations to confirm wheter the abortion was succesful or not are only relevant when performed one week after taking the pills.