Official Title: "A Randomized Study of Sublingual Versus Oral Misoprostol Administration Following Mifepristone 200 mg for Abortion up to 63 Days Gestation"
This open-label, randomized study is being conducted to determine whether a dose of 400 mcg of sublingual misoprostol (i.e., under the tongue) taken 24 hours following administration of mifepristone 200 mg is effective and acceptable at inducing an abortion compared with misoprostol taken orally.
The goal of this study is to provide answers to the following four questions:
1. Is a regimen of medical abortion with mifepristone using sublingual misoprostol at least as effective as using oral misoprostol up to 63 days since the last menstrual period (LMP)?
2. Are the side effects with sublingual use tolerable for women?
3. Is sublingual administration of misoprostol acceptable to women?
4. Is one of the regimens (sublingual or oral) superior in terms of efficacy, safety (side-effects) or acceptability?
- Study Type: Interventional
- Study Design: Allocation: Randomized, Endpoint Classification: Safety/Efficacy Study, Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment, Masking: Open Label, Primary Purpose: Treatment
Interventions Used in this Clinical Trial
- Drug: Mifepristone, misoprostol
Outcome Measures for this Clinical Trial
- Need for surgical completion for incomplete abortions or ongoing viable pregnancies at follow up visit Study day 15.
- Side effects
- Acceptability for women
Criteria for Participation in this Clinical Trial
- Women presenting for medical abortion who consent to participate
- Possibility of final gestational age of less than or equal to 63 days
- General good health
- Willing to provide contact information for purposes of follow-up
- Conditions which contraindicate the use of mifepristone or misoprostol
- Women presenting for medical abortion who do not consent to participate
Gender Eligibility for this Clinical Trial: Female
Minimum Age for this Clinical Trial: N/A
Maximum Age for this Clinical Trial: N/A
Are Healthy Volunteers Accepted for this Clinical Trial: Accepts Healthy Volunteers
Clinical Trial Investigator Information
- Lead Sponsor
- Gynuity Health Projects
- Provider of Information About this Clinical Study
- Dr. Beverly Winikoff, Gynuity Health Projects
- Overall Official(s)
- Sheila Raghavan, M.Sc., Study Director, Gynuity Health Projects
- Beverly Winikoff, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Gynuity Health Projects
- Rasha Dabash, MPH, Study Director, Gynuity Health Projects
- Selma Hajri, MD, Principal Investigator, Reproductive Health Consultant
- Ayse Akin, MD, MPH, Principal Investigator, Baskent University
- Ilana Dzuba, MHS, Study Director, Gynuity Health Projects