Mifegymiso Update

Information on the availability of Mifegymiso in Canada (Update: Monday, January 23, 2017)

After a long approval process, Mifegymiso is now available in Canada and is currently being offered by a handful of health centres in Calgary, Vancouver, and Toronto.

Mifegymiso is the Canadian brand name for two pills (Mifepristone and Misoprostol) that are taken sequentially to terminate a developing pregnancy.

Also known in the United States as RU-486, the drug is available in over 60 countries and is included on the World Health Organization’s list of essential medicines. Mifegymiso is a safe and effective form of medical abortion and may serve to reduce barriers to accessing reproductive health services across Canada.  

While not yet available on the East Coast, HSHC is planning on including Mifegymiso as part of our service menu once it is offered in pharmacies in Nova Scotia.

Although no roll-out date has been confirmed, HSHC’s physicians are preparing by registering for the related training modules developed by the Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC). Further, our skilled nursing team is always ready to support our patients with confidential pregnancy options counseling. 

Please check back with us for updates.

If you are looking for general information about Mifegymiso, we encourage you to visit the following recommended sources on the web:

Action Canada for Sexual Health & Rights

Society of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists of Canada (SOGC)

Health Canada

If you think you might be pregnant and want to talk to a health care professional:

Call HSHC at 902-455-9656 to book an appointment.

Call 811 to speak to a Registered Nurse in Nova Scotia 24/7.

If you live on PEI, the Women’s Wellness Program has services located across the province at various sites. Whatever the services you need, call 1-844-365-8258 (toll-free) to find the answers you need. 

Call Action Canada’s 24/7 toll-free Access Line to receive information on reproductive and sexual health referrals along with information on pregnancy options: 1-888-642-2725