Mifecon 200 MG Tablet

Manufacturer: Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd
Medicine composition: Mifepristone
Prescription vs.OTC: Prescription by Doctor not required

Mifepristone is a steroid used to terminate pregnancy. It inhibits the secretion of progesterone that is needed to maintain the pregnancy. It should only be used if the pregnancy is within 70 days (10 weeks). It is recommended that you do not use it if you are over 10 weeks pregnant. It can only be bought with a prescription. For a complete medical termination of the pregnancy, Mifepristone is used with Misoprostol. Mifepristone is taken as a tablet once. After 24-48 hours, Misoprostol is taken.

  • Termination Of Pregnancy

    Mifepristone is prescribed for terminating pregnancies, which are less than 70 days and also to induce labour in case of fetal death. It may also be given to treat high blood sugar level in patients with Cushing’s syndrome.

  • Ectopic Pregnancy

  • Unexplained Vaginal Bleeding

  • Chronic Adrenal Failure

  • Other Bleeding Disorders

  • Heavy Vaginal Bleeding

  • Infections

  • Unusual Tiredness And Weakness

  • Abdominal Pain And Cramps

  • Uterine Cramping

  • Nausea Or Vomiting

  • Headache

  • Dizziness

  • Diarrhoea

  • Pain In The Legs

  • Decreased Appetite

  • Sleeplessness

  • Difficulty In Swallowing

  • Loss Of Strength

  • Difficulty To Breath

  • How long is the duration of effect?

    The effect of this medicine lasts for an average duration of 7-10 days.
  • What is the onset of action?

    Mifepristone starts producing the required effects within 1-2 hours of administration.

  • Are there any pregnancy warnings?

    It is advised that Mifepristone is used to terminate a pregnancy that is within 63-70 days. Use of this drug to control elevated blood sugar level should not be done if you are pregnant.

  • Is it habit forming?

    It is not habit forming.

  • Are there any breast-feeding warnings?

    It is recommended that you do not breastfeed your child if the administration of this drug is highly necessary.

  • Is It safe with alcohol?

    Interaction with alcohol is still unknown. Consult your doctor before proceeding

  • Is it safe to drive while on this medicine?

    Mifepristone may cause sleepiness. It is advised that you do not drive if you are experiencing this side-effect.

  • Does this affect kidney function?

    There is no reported impairment to the kidney functioning.

  • Does this affect liver function?

    There is no reported impairment to the liver functioning.

Below is the list of medicines, which have the same composition, strength and form as Mifecon 200 MG Tablet , and hence can be used as its substitute.

  • Are there any missed dose instructions?

    For termination of pregnancy, it is a single dose therapy; it is not possible to miss a dose. If you are taking it for controlling blood sugar level and miss a dose, take it as soon as possible. But do not double dose.

  • Are there any overdose instructions?

    If you overdose on Mifepristone, contact your physician right away.

Mifecon 200 MG Tablet blocks the effect of progesterone by competitively binding to the specific receptors and sensitizing the inner linings of the uterus inducing bleeding and contractions. It also blocks the effect of cortisol at the specific receptors and reducing the effect caused by an excess of this hormone.

Whenever you take more than one medicine, or mix it with certain foods or beverages, you"re at risk of a drug interaction.

  • Interaction with Alcohol


    Interaction with alcohol is unknown. It is advisable to consult your doctor before consumption.

    There are no known alcohol interactions.

  • Interaction with Medicine

    Mifepristone severely interacts with the following drugs- dexamethasone, erythromycin, hydrocortisone, ketoconazole, simvastatin, pimozide, warfarin and ergotamine.

  • Interaction with Disease


    Information not available.
  • Interaction with Food

    Grapefruit juice

    Avoid the consumption of large quantities of grapefruit juice while taking mifepristone as it can alter the levels of this medicine in the blood.

    It is recommended that you avoid grapefruit juice while taking this medication. It may modify the effects of the drug.

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About Mifecon 200 MG Tablet
What are the uses of Mifecon 200 MG Tablet
What are the contraindications of Mifecon 200 MG Tablet ?
What are the side effects of Mifecon 200 MG Tablet ?
Key highlights of Mifecon 200 MG Tablet
What are the substitutes for Mifecon 200 MG Tablet ?
What are the dosage instructions?
How does this medication work?
What are the interactions of Mifecon 200 MG Tablet ?