POPULAR DRUGS USED FOR ABORTION IN NIGERIA
(Disclaimer): This post does not in anyway serve as a recommendation, prescription or confirmation of the effectiveness of the drugs mentioned below. The post is purely meant for academic purpose and enlightenment.
We want to reiterate that, as a brand that has ethics at the core of its operations, we do not support or seek to promote abortion which is still an unlawful act in Nigeria. This post is purely meant for academic purpose.
In Nigeria, abortion remains an illegal act that attracts a 14 year jail sentence except if done to save the life of the woman involved.
However, the rate of unintended pregnancies in the country as a result of lack of family planning among married women and the non-use/effective contraception methods among the general populace has made abortion a popular illegality in Nigeria.
Despite being an illegal act in the country, there are a lot of on-the-counter drugs that many Nigerian women over the years have resulted to in terminating unwanted pregnancies.
Here is a list of some of the popular drugs that women in Nigeria often use for abortion.
Note: this post is in no way encouraging abortion. It is strictly for educational purpose.
Abortion pills in Nigeria
PROSTIN E2- this drug is used by many women across the country to terminate pregnancy that is about 12 to 20 gestational weeks.
In the management of missed abortion, the drug is also used to evacuate uterine content.
CYTOTEC: this is a drug that is primarily meant to be used as a prophylaxis to prevent NSAID induced ulcers but, it is today popular in Nigeria as an effective medication for the termination of unwanted pregnancies.
MIFEPREX: A brand of mifepristone, it is used to block the actions of a hormone needed to maintain a pregnancy. It is most effective for the termination of a pregnancy that is not more than 10 weeks (70 days) after the first day of your menstrual period.
MISO-FEM- A brand of misoprostol
PITOCIN: A brand name for Oxytocin
Here you have it. Feel free to add yours to the list in the comment box bellow.