Mifepristone belongs to a family of drugs used to end pregnancy in women who have been pregnant foe 49 days or less and may be used with other medicines. It functions by blocking the production of a hormone known as progesterone that is necessary for a pregnancy to continue. If this drug does not work surgery may be required to end the pregnancy.
It is suggested that women do not consume alcohol even moderate drinking while using this drug.
At this time the medical community defines moderate consumption of alcohol as no more than two drinks per day and no more than 14 drinks per week. If anything more than that it is considered an unhealthy dependency on alcohol that may have adverse social, family and health consequences.
If a person drinks only once or twice a week but drinks on the same days each week and more than two drinks this is considered as an alcohol dependency.
If a person binge drinks at any time during the week this is also considered as alcoholism.
Some consider alcoholism as a disease while others consider it an addiction which is the result of personal choice and character fault. This school of thought blames the alcoholism on life style choices.
Personally I consider alcoholism a genetic tendency as I have seen families of alcoholics even when they live far apart. These unfortunate people are probably dependent on alcohol from the first drink.
When alcohol interacts with prescription over the counter drugs it usually results in negative health effects most especially liver damage as the main organ affected.
Do not use if allergic to any ingredient, taking blood thinners, have an intrauterine device, have a pregnancy outside the uterus, have adrenal gland problems or Addison disease, bleeding problems, blood problems, have a growth in the abdomen, unable to meet your health care provider regularly or do not fully understand the side effects of this drug.
Before using Mifeprex advise your doctor if you are allergic to any other drug or substance, if you are using dietary or herbal supplements, are pregnant, plan to be or are breastfeeding, have heart, liver, lung or kidney problems, diabetes, anemia, high blood pressure, will be using general anesthesia, older than 35 years and smoke more than 10 cigarettes per day.
Less serious side effects are abdominal pain, cramping, anxiety, back pain, chills, diarrhea, dizziness, headache, indigestion, nausea, tiredness, vaginal bleeding, discharge or vomiting. If these occur call your physician for advice.
Serious side effects are severe allergic reactions such as hives difficult breathing, tight chest, swelling of the mouth, face, lips or tongue, fast heartbeat, chest pain, fever, heavy vaginal bleeding, infection, pelvic pain, severe abdominal pain, vaginal discomfort, itching or unusual discharge. If these occur get emergency medical help.
This site serves as an information source only and does not dispense medical advice or any other kind of advice. If you are seeking medical advice you are advised to consult your own physician.
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