CONTRA KIT is a medicine that combines Mifepristone and Misoprostol and is classified as an anti-progestational steroid and a synthetic prostaglandin. It is used to end a pregnancy medically no later than 63 days after the start day of your last menstrual cycle.
Inform your doctor if you have any of the following conditions before taking CONTRA KIT: anemia, malnutrition, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, or issues with your kidneys, liver, or respiratory system.
CONTRA KIT is not recommended if your pregnancy has not been verified, your last period began more than 63 days ago, or if your doctor fears an ectopic pregnancy, you have genetic porphyria, or you suffer from chronic adrenal insufficiency.
The risk of birth problems like facial paralysis, head malformations, and limb malformations increases if the pregnancy is not terminated (continued) after using CONTRA KIT. Before using it, check with your physician.
Once you have used CONTRA KIT, you should cease breastfeeding since it may enter breast milk. Before using it, speak with your doctor. Without first seeing a doctor, CONTRA KIT should never be stopped abruptly, as this could result in an incomplete abortion. Avoid drinking grapefruit juice while using CONTRA KIT.
Uterine contractions, lower abdominal cramps, heavy bleeding, gastrointestinal cramping, nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea are some common side effects of CONTRA KIT. See your doctor for advice if any of these side effects worsen.
Uses of Contra Kit
It is used to end a pregnancy medically no later than 63 days following the start of your last menstruation.
How Contra Kit Works
CONTRA KIT consists of Mifepristone, which inhibits the function of the progesterone hormone, which is essential for women to carry on a pregnancy. Misoprostol causes the uterus to contract and dilate, resulting in the pregnancy being expelled. As a result, the combination of Mifepristone and Misoprostol induces pregnancy termination.
Directions of Use
As directed by your doctor, use CONTRA KIT. Before using, read the label. Your doctor will determine the appropriate dosage based on age, body weight, and illness.
Side Effects of Contra Kit
- Uterine contractions
- Lower abdominal cramps
- Heavy bleeding
- Nausea, vomiting
- Infection (following abortion)
- Hypersensitivity reactions
- Skin rashes
- Malaise (feeling unwell)
- Hot flushes
- Low blood pressure
- Hives and skin disorders
- Uterine rupture
- Fatal toxic shock
If you experience any of the adverse effects listed below, stop taking CONTRA KIT and immediately call your doctor.
- Severe stomach discomfort, dizziness, a rapid heartbeat, and a fever that lasts longer than four hours
How to Manage Side Effects
Keep yourself hydrated by drinking plenty of water. To cure diarrhea, try to avoid taking any medications on your own and seek medical attention if the condition worsens.
Dizziness Or Drowsiness
Try to rest and relax. Get proper sleep. While feeling dizzy, avoid driving or using any devices. Consuming alcohol may increase your dizziness. If the problem does not improve, consult your doctor.
Nausea And Vomiting
Use this medication before or right after meals. Maintain an essential diet. Eat less fried or spicy meals. If the symptoms do not go away, talk to your doctor.
Warning & Precautions
There is limited information available on the hazards to an unborn baby. Failure to terminate a pregnancy (continuing pregnancy) after using CONTRA KIT after the first drug (Mifepristone) has been linked to a threefold increase in the risk of birth abnormalities (particular facial paralysis, head and limb malformations). Before you take it, consult your doctor.
After using CONTRA KIT, you should cease nursing since it can enter into breast milk. Before using it, speak with your doctor.
Driving and Using Machines
If you have dizziness after using CONTRA KIT, do not drive or use machinery.
Avoid drinking alcohol while using CONTRA KIT since it may induce dizziness.
If a patient has compromised renal function, CONTRA KIT should be used cautiously. Before using CONTRA KIT, seek medical advice from your doctor.
Patients with liver disorders should take CONTRA KIT with care. Before taking it, get medical advice from your doctor.
If you have an allergy to Mifepristone, Misoprostol, or any other component of CONTRA KIT, do not use it.
If you have severe asthma that cannot be well controlled with medicine, CONTRA KIT is not advised. Before using CONTRA KIT, get guidance from your doctor.
Those who have cardiac issues, high blood pressure, or high blood cholesterol levels should take CONTRA KIT with caution. Before using CONTRA KIT, get guidance from your doctor.
It is not advised to use CONTRA KIT if:
- More than 63 days have passed since the start of your last menstruation.
- Your doctor thinks you’re pregnant ectopically.
- You were born with porphyria (a disorder of the blood)
- You have ongoing adrenal dysfunction.
Tell your doctor before taking CONTRA KIT if you:
- have had their genitalia cut or circumcised
- Have a disease that might prevent your blood from clotting
- are underweight or anemic
Tell your doctor if you are currently taking any of the following medications before using CONTRA KIT:
- Medicines used to treat inflammation or asthma (e.g.. dexamethasone)
- Drugs for treating a fungus infection (e.g.. ketoconazole, itraconazole)
- Antibiotics (Ex. erythromycin)
- John’s wort (natural remedy used to treat mild depression)
- Drugs used to treat seizures or epilepsy (e.g.. phenytoin, phenobarbital)
- Medicines that are used to stop the body from rejecting an organ transplant (e.g.. cyclosporine, tacrolimus, sirolimus)
- Painkiller medicines (e.g.. alfentanil, fentanyl)
- Drugs for the treatment of migraines (Ex. ergotamine, ergotamine)
- Medications that assist in maintaining a healthy heartbeat (e.g.. quinidine)
- Many medicines used while under general anesthesia
Drug – Food interaction:
While using CONTRA KIT, avoid drinking grapefruit juice. Before using the drug, speak with your doctor.
See your doctor immediately or go to the nearest hospital if you or anyone else takes too much CONTRA KIT.
- Keep CONTRA KIT away from children.
- Keeping kit at room temperature
FAQs About Contra Kit
Q: What precautions are necessary following CONTRA KIT treatment?
A: Uterine bleeding often begins one to two days after taking the medication, so you should know this after treatment. If the bleeding is severe and persistent, get medical attention right away. The bleeding usually lasts for two to three weeks.
Q: Is it possible to become pregnant again right away following a medical abortion?
A: It is advised that you refrain from getting pregnant again soon after the pregnancy has ended. So, after 3 to 9 days of taking the CONTRA KIT, you should begin using contraception. See your doctor about further safety measures.
Q: Throughout the CONTRA KIT therapy, do you experience any pain?
A: There may be symptoms, including uterine contractions, lower abdominal cramping, heavy bleeding, and discomfort when receiving therapy with CONTRA KIT. If you feel sick, speak with your doctor.
Q: What if I miss the dose of CONTRA KIT?
A: If you skip a step in the therapy, it could not be as successful as it should be, and your pregnancy might not be ejected. Contact your physician immediately since you might require further care to halt the pregnancy.
Q: How many days of bleeding are typical following CONTRA KIT therapy?
A: After the initial few days, the bleeding should become mild and typically lasts a few days to two weeks. Also, you could pass some tissue, blood clots, or mild bleeding lasting longer than two weeks. If there is prolonged bleeding, speak with your doctor.