mefipristone

mefipristone

An oral agent used to induce abortions. It is typically administered for this purpose with misoprostol or methotrexate. The drug was formerly known as RU-486.
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These drugs include the aromatase inhibitors, mefipristone, selective oestrogen-receptor modulators, selective progesterone-receptor modulators, GnRH antagonists, pentoxyfylline and drugs that inhibit the effects of tumour necrosis factor, [alpha]-matrix metalloproteinase, and angiogenesis.