This compound gets the first part of its name from the French company, Roussel Uclaf, which first developed the abortion pill back in 1980.The "486" designation is the shortened version of the original "38486" compound number the pill was first assigned in the Roussel Uclaf laboratory.
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(1) RU486 is also known by its generic name, mifepristone, and by Mifegyne, the name under which RU486 is marketed in Europe.
(2) "Mifeprex," is the name under which it is to be sold in the United States, (3) though it will also be marketed as the "Early Option" pill.
It is at about the fifth week of pregnancy (measured from a woman's last menstrual period) that a mother first begins to suspect she is pregnant, so this is likely to be about the earliest that the chemical abortifacient is used.
At this point, the child is about three weeks old (14) and approximately 2mm long (about 1/10 of an inch).
The baby detaches and is swept out of the body along with the decayed uterine lining. Those pills operate in a different way and during a different time frame than RU486.
Morning after pills, or "emergency contraception," are essentially very high, multiple dosages of birth control pills taken within 72 hours of unprotected intercourse.
It also suppresses normal uterine contractions which could dislodge the child implanted and growing on the wall of the mother's womb.