Sometimes Women on Web provide abortion pill packs that contain only four pills. This is because the Misoprostol tablets in these packs are double strength (each one contains 400mcg instead of the usual 200mcg). The packs look like the one below, and contain one Mifepristone tablet (marked green) and three Misoprostol tablets (marked orange).
These packs are used as follows:
- The Mifepristone tablet is taken first. It is swallowed with a glass of water.
- 24 hours later, two of the Misoprostol tablets are taken by being placed under the tongue for 30 minutes, where they dissolve. The miscarriage should start shortly after.
- After another three hours, the last Misoprostol tablet is taken by being placed under the tongue for 30 minutes, where it dissolves. This last tablet helps ensure the miscarriage is complete.