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is RU486 legal in newjersey and what time line is it safe to

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is RU486 legal in newjersey and what time line is it safe to use?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
Hello and welcome to Just Answer

RU 486 is the old term for the medical abortion protocol or the medical abortion pill. And yes it is legal in NewJersey.

It is safe and approved to use until 9 weeks or 63 days from the first day of the last menstrual period. Is actually a combination of 2 pills taken under a Drs supervision. It is effective in about 97% of cases and is safe.

You can easily locate a center that does medical abortions through Planned Parenthood on their website. They are affordable and safe. Let me know if you have questions.
Expert:  Dr. K. replied 4 years ago.
Ru486 has been legal for about 10 years, it is known as mifepristone or Mifeprex. It is given in a clinic or Drs office after confirmation of the pregnancy with ultrasound and pregnancy testing.


Depending on the protocol, one to three days later 4 misoprostol tablets are taken at home. Usually bleeding and strong cramping starts within a few hours. The pregnancy tissue is expelled at home like a miscarriage. Bleeding may continue for several weeks on and off.

An office visit is scheduled for about two weeks to be sure all of the tissue was expelled. The pill is successful about 97 percent of the time.

I hope this information is helpful for you.