MTP kit consists of mifepristone and misoprostal tablets. Mifepristone medication is widely used mainly for the discard early pregnacy purpose while misoprostal medicine is useful to cause an abortion, treat stomach ulcers and to treat postpartum bleeding as well. This to medicines plays an important role in terminating the pregnancy effectively. The combination of these two medicines is ninety-five percent effective but should be consumed during first fifty days of pregnancy. Around 50 to 60 percent of pregnancies can be terminated using Mifepristone alone but misoprostal is less effective if consumed alone. Misoprostal is most effective when it is consumed in combination with other drug.
Most of woman consuming Mifepristone may experience the abdominal pain and vaginal bleeding as well. Mifepristone is taken by mouth along with water. Mifepristone blocks the harmone called as progesterone which is responsible for maintaining the pregnancy. Mifepristone helps to soften the cervix and may lead to bleeding. Later the second medicine is added within the time frame of twenty-four to seventy-two hours after the first medicine Mifepristone. The second medicine is generally the Misoprostal, often used for pregnancy termination. Misoprostal can also be used with Methotrexate to terminate pregnancies during the early stages. Methotrexate is also used in the treatment of ectopic pregnancies. Misoprostal is taken by mouth or placed in the vagina.