Abortion is a very personal decision and is not allowed in many countries, but if it is carried out, the World Health Organization ( WHO ) has a manual for professionals in the field. who indicates a medicine of choice for medical abortion: Misoprostol .
Misoprostol is used in so-called "medical" or pharmacological abortions that differ from the surgical g  icos those with widening and uterine evacuation and which in turn are divided into abortions of manual emptying (AVM) or electrical discharge (AVE).
The use of one or the other method depends on many factors, including the number of weeks of pregnancy and the age of the pregnant woman, but usually depends on what the doctor or physician deems most appropriate.
What is it?
The WHO defines misoprostol (PGE1) as a medication traditionally used for to treat ulce gastric race . That is why in many countries it is not even indicated for applications in the field of obstetrics, such as the interruption of pregnancy.
And that is that Misoprostol also causes a hyperstimulation of the uterus according to the dose, strong uterine contractions.
The WHO considers it the most recommended drug when it comes to performing medical abortions: because of the low associated mortality and because it is easy to obtain, preserve, manage and it is cheaper than other methods that previously existed.
How it works
In most cases, Misoprostol is given 24 hours after taking another medicine called mifepristone but this has ended difficult access and its sale is banned in many countries.
Abortion can also only be performed with Misoprostol, but the dose is different and will always depend on the age of the pregnant woman, her weight and does not matter what the pregnancy is. Only the doctor can decide which dose is suitable to perform a safe abortion.
Misoprostol can be taken by oral or vaginal . In the first case the pill is placed under the tongue so that it falls apart. After 30 minutes the patient can swallow normally.
If it is vaginal, the pill is inserted through the vagina, as deep as possible and according to the necessary hygiene protocols (clean hands, etc …), and the patient must also lie for 30 minutes until the tablet falls apart.
All of this is given at different doses and with a certain frequency to be indicated by the doctor.
What your body experiences
Misoprostol causes maturation of the cervix, which enlarges and expands it. There are contractions in the uterine walls that cause severe cramp in the patient and bleeding. This is how the maternal tissue is removed in the form of rather large clots.
It is generally a painful and unpleasant process. [BloodclottingcoagulationproceedsbetweenfourandsixhoursofdosingofMisoprostolmonochromeandcanlastfortwodaysandbloodspellspersist
Other symptoms may be vomiting mild fever, diarrhea dizziness and fatigue. To relieve pain, ibuprofen and other medicines recommended by the physician can be taken, but never aspirin, it facilitates bleeding.
After a few days you must make an appointment with the doctor or physician to ensure that all the endometrial tissue has been removed by completing and the abortion has been successfully completed.