Safe abortion in Egypt: Cytotec,Misotec

medical abortion: is the termination of pregnancy (when gestational age more than 42 days and less than 63 days) using drugs. one of the most popular drugs used in termination of pregnancy in Egypt, Cytotec , Misotec  , Misoprost .

what are the requirements for medical abortion?

In order for a woman to abort her pregnancy using abortion pills : 

  1. The gestational age is less than 63 days (less than 9 weeks).
  2. Pregnancy should be intrauterine.
  3. The uterus should be free of any contraceptive for pregnancy (IUD or coli).
  4. Women should be free of chronic blood diseases.

How to buy ABORTION PILLS in Egypt ?

It is difficult to get abortion pills in Egypt because Egyptian law does not allow abortion.If you try to get abortion pills in Egypt, you may be subject to harassment.

In Egypt, You CAN NOT get Misoprostol (Cytotec or Misotac or Misoprost) from pharmacies. Misoprostol products not intended for sale in community pharmacies, according to Egyptian MOH regulations, Misoprostol is for hospitals use only.

Can I get abortion pills through international organizations? Women on web and Women on waves ,both are international organizations concerned with women’s right to access to safe abortion. Their online services  enable women around the world to access abortive medicines. However, due to the restrictions imposed by customs on the entry of medicines, shipments do not reach women in Egypt. In addition, the arrival of shipments takes at least 10 to 15 days, while most women who want to end their pregnancy need these drugs quickly. Summary: If you are living in Egypt, the online services offered by international organizations are not practical.

Although abortion pills (Mifeprostone – Misoprostol combination) can be purchased through Women on Web in the Netherlands (, Shipment to Egypt cannot be delivered due to customs complications in releasing medicines.

Failure of abortion pills

8 out of every 100 women fail to END pregnancy with the medication (CytotecMisotec) and have to undergo surgical abortion to end the pregnancy with a stroke or suction.

Why abortion medication fail?

medicines may fail to empty the contents of the uterus for a number of reasons, including:

  1. The body’s reaction to medications varies from woman to woman.
  2. The use of drugs (Cytotec-Misotec) in the wrong doses.
  3. Use of non-original medicines (fake or forged).
  4. Age of pregnancy (gestational age greater than 12 weeks).
  5. tightness in the cervix.

Is medical abortion dangerous?

There is no risk of using drugs to terminate pregnancy, and the World Health Organization recommends the use of medical abortion  to terminate early  pregnancy due to its safety. The most common side effects of abortion pills are:

  1. Headaches.
  2. Diarrhea.
  3. Vaginal bleeding.
  4. Pain in the lower back.
  5. Pain in the lower abdomen.

Frequently asked questions

Is it safe ?

 A medical abortion can be done safely at home as long as you have good information and have access to emergency medical care in the rare case that there are complications.

You are not eligible for home abortion  if you have sever illness (esp. blood disorder like sever anemia ), if your preganacy is ectopic ( i.e. foetus outside the womb ) .

Cytotec pills in Egypt- Abortion Pills
Cytotec pills in Egypt- Abortion Pills

Is there a difference between Cytotec and Misotec ?

Both misoprostol brands available in Egypt  ( Cytotec & Misotec ) are the same in efficacy and content. Both are 85 % effective in terminating early pregnancy ( when pregnancy less than 12 weeks ) .

What if abortion failed?

You have to repeat the whole procedure after 72 hours from the first attempt .

Is there any drug interactions between misoprostol and other medications ?

Generally , No serious drug interactions.

How long does it take to receive my medications ?

Depending on your geo. Location , but in general it takes around 48 hours to get you pills .

Misotac pills in Egypt- Abortion Pills
Misotac pills in Egypt- Abortion Pills

How the pills delivered ?

Via shipping company , or in some cases by Our delivery agent

Can I pay via credit card ?

The only acceptable paying method is cash , and payment done on delivery .

How to use Cytotec or Misotec tablet ?

Please read the information in the following websites carefully:

How do I get Misoprostol in Egypt

Click the next link, you will be redirected to another page(Egypt- Safe abortion Pill and non-judgmental support), at (How do I get the abortion pills) section.

Misoprost pills in Egypt- Abortion Pills
Misoprost pills in Egypt- Abortion Pill

Related PDF

Misotac tablet – Patient Information Leaflet.

Cytotec tablet – Patient Information Leaflet.

Misoprost tablet – Patient Information Leaflet.

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  3. Safe early medical abortion in Egypt.
  4. Egypt: access to safe abortion procedure.
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  6. Misoprostol Photo Album.


For more information on medical abortion, consult these web sites: 

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Disclaimer: Some women choose to terminate their pregnancies early for various reasons, we believe that all women anywhere, have the right to have safe abortion options, and we work to provide facts and information related to abortion drugs such as what should be taken into account in advance before using drugs How to get high-quality abortion pills, how to use them safely, what you can expect and when to seek medical help when needed. Our mission is to educate women about the information needed to pass the process of early termination of pregnancy safely and securely. We have made every effort to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page, but this content is subject to change from time to time, and the authors of the site will not accept any responsibility for the accuracy of the information provided at any time. Ref:G02AD06 .

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