Mifeprex (mifepristone), also known as RU-486, is a pharmaceutical drug primarily used as an abortifacient in the first months of pregnancy, and in smaller doses as an emergency contraceptive.
Though it is generally considered a safe drug, a number of young women who took this drug for its intended use died from unforeseen side effects.These cases involved otherwise healthy young women who contracted a Clostridium sordellii bacterial infection. In each case, the women became very ill within days of their medical abortion and died of toxic shock syndrome related to the infection.
Serious C. sordellii infection, especially in the uterus, is extremely rare, so to have five known fatal infections occurring in less than three years suggests a real link to the women's use of Mifeprex.
If you or a loved one has taken Mifeprex and suffered serious, unexpected side effects, contact us today.