Description and Brand Names

Drug information provided by: IBM Micromedex

US Brand Name

  1. Korlym
  2. Mifeprex

Descriptions


Mifepristone is used in a regimen together with misoprostol to end a pregnancy that is less than 70 days in duration. It works by stopping the supply of hormones that maintains the interior of the uterus. Without these hormones, the uterus cannot support the pregnancy and the contents of the uterus are expelled.

Mifepristone is also used to control high blood sugar (hyperglycemia) in patients with Cushing's syndrome who also have type 2 diabetes and have failed surgery or are not candidates for surgery.

This medicine is available only with your doctor's prescription.

This product is available in the following dosage forms:

  • Tablet

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