Can I get abortion pills in Saudi Arabia?

Can I get abortion pill in Saudi Arabia? Did you know that the abortion pill is now available in Saudi Arabia? It is! And as it becomes more available and accessible to people across the country, there are naturally lots of questions about it. This post covers some of our most frequently asked questions about the abortion pill.

What is Mifegymiso (Mifepristone and misoprostol pills)?

Mifegymiso, also known as Mifepristone in other places in the world, is a medical abortion drug you take orally. It can be used to end pregnancies of up to 9 weeks. (If you are more than 9 weeks pregnant, you will likely need to look into other abortion methods: Link).

Mifegymiso is a package that contains two drugs:

  1. Mifepristone which stops the pregnancy from continuing, and
  2. Misoprostol which expels the pregnancy tissue.

Mifegymiso comes in a box with one mifepristone tablet, and 4 misoprostol. First you take the one mifepristone tablet. About 24-48 hours later you take the 4 misoprostol tablets by putting them between your cheek and your gums and letting them dissolve. They should dissolve after half an hour. The pregnancy tissue generally releases within 24 hours.

How Can I Get It?

Cytotec Mifepristone and misoprostol pills in Saudi Arabia can be recommended for people who are up to 9 weeks pregnant. You can only get it with a prescription. This can come from any clinician who has taken the training to administer the drug. This could be from a dedicated abortion provider, some sexual health care providers, and potentially even your family doctor.

You can take your prescription to any pharmacy who carries the pill. You will still need to schedule a follow-up appointment with the clinician who wrote you the prescription.

How much does it cost?

Currently, Cytotec Mifepristone and misoprostol pills cost around 1,200 - 2,000 SAR is free in Saudi Arabia for foreign people. Cytotec Mifepristone and misoprostol pills is also available in Riyadh, Dammam, Qatif, Jubail, Jeddah in B.C and in Khobar. If you're a citizen abortion pills will cost you 2,500 SAR.

Are there any side-effects?

Cytotec Mifepristone and misoprostol pills is a medical abortion procedure, which, like any medication, affects people differently.

Common side-effects could include:

  • breast tenderness
  • chills or hot flushes
  • diarrhea
  • fatigue
  • headache
  • dizziness, nausea or vomiting

Remember to check with your clinician if you notice any symptoms that you're concerned about.

For more info on possible after-abortion side-effects and ways to take care of yourself, check out our info page: Link.

Is Cytotec Mifepristone and misoprostol pills right for me?

This is tough to say. It depends on your individual situation, and what your priorities are. There are pros and cons to any abortion procedure. Here are some things to consider when deciding if Cytotec Mifepristone and misoprostol pills is right for you:

  • Some people prefer medical abortions because you can do it earlier on in a pregnancy, it can feel more private, and you can do all or part of it at home or some other place you feel comfortable.
  • There is a small chance that the process may take up a few days or weeks to complete. There is also a small chance that mifegymiso may not be entirely effective, in which case, a surgical abortion is usually required.

To find out where to get Cytotec Mifepristone and misoprostol pills near you, you can contact us to help you find a provider Whatsapp/Call +27640211696