March 24, 2023

Misoprostol the second medication you have been given to take causes strong painful cramps this should accompany bleeding sometimes heavy and it can start 1 to 2 hours after using the tablets bleeding pain are often greater when the pregnancy is being expelled many women pass the pregnancy within 2 to 4 hours but timings can vary it’s okay if this happens sooner or

Later if you’ve not had any bleeding or only a little bleeding for hours after the first dose of misoprostol use the additional two tablets either in the vagina or between your cheek and gum you’ll be given codeine to help you manage the pain and you can also use pain relief from supermarkets and pharmacies to once the pregnancy passes the amount of bleeding and

Cramping should reduce noticeably it is likely you will feel cramping on and off for a week or so and this should be easily managed with ibuprofen or paracetamol after the pregnancy passes most women will have light bleeding for about 2 weeks but you can have spotting up to your next period sometimes you may have a short episode of pain with a gush of blood or a

Clot several weeks after the abortion if this continues contact us as well as using the pain medication we advise such as ibuprofen encoding there are other ways to lessen the pain extra things you could do are wear comfortable clothes stay somewhere familiar and relaxing apply a heating pad or hot water bottle to your lower stomach and back you can buy ibuprofen

Tablets in eva at 200 milligrams or 400 milligrams shrimps at your local pharmacy a b pass healthcare professional will also offer you codeine in 30 milligram prescribed by one of our doctors to take home codeine 30 milligrams is only available with a prescription some products that you can buy at the pharmacy have a lower dose of codeine combined with iva ibuprofen

Or paracetamol however they will not give you the same amount of pain relief as the codeine we have provided ibuprofen is for mild to moderate pain codeine is for moderate to severe pain you can start with ibuprofen adding codeine when you need stronger pain relief or you can just start with coding it’s up to you you can alternate the medicines depending on how

You feel always follow the instructions contained in the medicine packaging if these medicines do not control your pain please call the clinic or aftercare line once the pregnancy passes the pain should reduce noticeably it is likely you will feel cramping on an off for a week or so after this should be easily managed with ibuprofen or paracetamol most women

Experience cramping on and off for about a week after a surgical abortion you can take ibuprofen and paracetamol if needed you can buy these over-the-counter pain medicines from a pharmacy supermarkets or other shops without a prescription there are two strengths of ibuprofen tablets you should carefully follow the instructions that apply to the strength that you

Take if using just one of the medicines does not control your pain you can use paracetamol and ibuprofen as long as you don’t exceed the recommended dosage

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Pain during and after early medical abortion (abortion pill up to 10 weeks) By British Pregnancy Advisory Service