Health Conditions That Could Interact With Abortion Pills

Mifepristone is generally safe, but can cause complications if you have: 

  • a heart condition
  • asthma (but only if you are on long-term steroids)
  • high blood pressure
  • abnormal blood clotting
  • kidney or liver disease
  • an IUD in place (there is a greater risk of ectopic pregnancy)

The following medicines can block mifepristone, or cause other exacerbate existing health concerns: 

  • corticosteroids (used for asthma and inflammatory treatments)
  • St. John’s Wort (natural medication used to treat depression)
  • Erythromycin, Rifampicin (antibiotics)
  • Phenytoin, phenobarbital, carbamazepine (epilepsy treatments)
  • Ketoconazole, Contractile (antifungal medications)

Do NOT take anti-inflammatory medications while taking mifepristone: 

  • ibuprofen
  • aspirin
  • diclofenac

Also–strangely enough, do not drink grapefruit juice. It can prevent the mifepristone from blocking progesterone.