Seeking Guidance on Mifepristone & Misoprostol Timing?

Seeking Guidance on Mifepristone & Misoprostol Timing?
Published on, 04 June, 2024. Answered by Dr. Shoroq Elbeshbeshy and Verified by Dr.Galen Team
Patient Question

Hello Doctor,


I have a query regarding the usage of mifepristone and misoprostol. Specifically, I would like to know how long after taking mifepristone it is safe to take misoprostol.



Thank you for reaching out to Dr. Galen. Please find the below response to your query.


I appreciate your trust in seeking guidance on this matter. Allow me to provide you with the necessary information regarding the timing between taking mifepristone and misoprostol.


In general, it is recommended to wait at least 48 hours after taking mifepristone before initiating the dose of misoprostol. This waiting period is crucial to ensure the effectiveness and safety of the medication regimen.


By allowing this interval between the administration of mifepristone and misoprostol, we aim to optimize the outcome of the medical abortion procedure while minimizing the risk of adverse effects.


If you have any further questions or concerns regarding the usage of these medications or any other aspect of your healthcare, please do not hesitate to reach out.



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Dr. Shoroq Elbeshbeshy

Obstetrician and Gynecologist

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