NSAIDs best for pain relief in early medical abortion: Aussie-first guidelines

Blood group typing for Rh D factor is also unnecessary in early abortion, the guidance states.
Dr Heather McNamee.

All women seeking early medical abortion should be offered NSAIDs for pain relief, starting with a 1600mg dose of ibuprofen, recommend Australian-first guidelines published this week. 

This single off-label dose should be followed by 400-600mg ibuprofen eight hourly, with a maximum daily dose of 2400mg while pain persists, according to the RANZCOG-developed guidance.