Abortion Pill

Choices Women’s Clinic provides information for the abortion pill in Orlando, Florida. We offer free pregnancy and sexual health services. Before taking an abortion pill or any other medication, get information from a trusted source so that you understand how it works and the possible side effects. Women have trusted Choices Women’s Clinic with pregnancy decisions since 1983. Contact us to speak with our staff, ask a question, or schedule an appointment.

What is the Abortion Pill?

The abortion pill is a steroid that causes an abortion when taken orally. It’s actually a combination of two drugs that cause early abortion. The abortion pill should not be used if it has been more than 70 days since your last period. It is NOT the same as the Morning After Pill.

Possible Ways the Abortion Pill May Affect Your Health:

  • Side effects may include heavy bleeding, headache, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, cramping.
  • In a surgical abortion, the patient does not see the products of conception.
  • In a chemical abortion the fetus is usually expelled while you are alone. For some women this is very traumatic.

How Does the Abortion Pill Work?

This drug breaks down the uterine lining and the growing fetus is shed from the uterus over a period of about 12 days. For this type of abortion, you may need as many as three appointments. The approved abortion pill dosage is:

  • Day 1: 200 mg of the abortion pill taken by mouth.
  • 24 to 48 hours after taking the abortion pill: 800 mcg of the abortion pill taken buccally (in the cheek pouch), at a location appropriate for the patient.
  •  7 to 14 days: follow-up with the healthcare provider to make sure the abortion is complete and you’re no longer pregnant.
  • For women who change their minds after taking just the abortion pill, it may be possible to rescue the pregnancy. For more information, see Abortion Pill Reversal.

Because of the risk of serious complications, the abortion pill is only available through a restricted program. This program requires abortion providers to warn patients about the risks and what to do if complications happen.

Women who have taken the abortion pill should seek immediate medical care for the below symptoms as they could be a sign of serious complications:

  • Sustained fever, severe abdominal pain, prolonged heavy bleeding, or fainting.
  • Abdominal pain or discomfort, or general malaise (“feeling sick” including weakness, nausea, vomiting or diarrhea, with or without fever) for more than 24 hours after taking the abortion pill.
    The typical cost of the abortion pill ranges from $350 to $700, and it may be even higher depending on the provider. To get the information you need, find out how far along you are in your pregnancy with our no-cost ultrasound services. Requesting an appointment online for no-cost pregnancy confirmation and ultrasound services. Choices Women’s Clinic offers no-cost and confidential Abortion Pill Information in Orlando, Florida.


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