Nora Be is a Progesterone Only Pill (POP) (oral contraceptive pill, OCP, birth control medication, birth control pills). It prevents pregnancy by thickening the cervical mucus which blocks the sperm from getting into the uterus and getting to the egg and by thinning the uterine lining (endometrium) such that if the egg/sperm hook up, there’s nowhere to stick and grow. Read More
Nora Be birth control it’s super easy to use. Simply take one pill every day, at the same time each day. You take a pill every day. There are no sugar/placebo pills with Nora Be or other POPs (Progesterone Only Pills). It is important to know that this medication requires that you take them at the SAME TIME every day. If you are late by 3 hours, you will need Emergency Contraception (if you had heterosexual intercourse [sex] in the past 5 days) and to abstain from sex for the next 48 hrs.
Nora Be birth control pills have only one main active ingredient, Norethindrone [0.35mg].
The risks of side effects are very low, but some women have experienced side effects when taking Nora Be. Minor ones include irregular periods, acne, breast tenderness, headaches, nausea, cysts on your ovaries, and changes in sex drive (up or down). These side effects are most likely during the 1st few months and generally improve over time and should stop within a few months.
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Nora Be is unlikely to cause weight gain. Some women actually lose weight because Nora Be birth control can have a mild diuretic effect, although any weight lost is typically retained water and not actually body fat.
One of our Patient Care Advisors or licensed physicians will always review the medications and supplements you’re currently taking before prescribing Nora Be. Certain drugs (recreational, over-the-counter, or prescription) can interact with Nora Be and make it less effective at preventing pregnancy. Drugs that may interact with Nora Be include HIV drugs, anti-seizure drugs, antibiotics, and even herbal supplements like St. John’s wort.
Women who have high blood pressure or take medications to control blood pressure should not take Nora Be. Our Pandia Health medical team recommends other options including progestin-only pill (POPs), IUDs with hormone (Mirena, Liletta, Kyleena, Skyla), copper IUDs, implants (nexplanon), the birth control shot (depo-provera), or condoms and spermicide.
If you have certain health conditions like chronic kidney disease, liver disease, or Addison’s disease, you shouldn’t use Nora Be, or its equivalents.
Hormone-based birth control like Nora Be might not be right for you depending on your medical history. If you have a history of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, or other medical conditions, let one of our Patient Care Advisors know. We’ll help you select a good alternative.
You might be allergic to an ingredient in Nora Be, if you experience symptoms like dizziness, itchiness, or a skin rash. It’s extremely unlikely, but serious allergic reactions may occur. If you experience trouble breathing or swelling of the lips and tongue, call 911 immediately.
It’s easy to get Nora Be at just about any pharmacy near you with a doctor’s prescription. Concerned about your privacy? Our doctor-founded, doctor-led team at Pandia Health is happy to connect you with a licensed physician who can help you get Nora Be or any other birth control you need, discreetly and conveniently.
If you don’t have insurance, don’t worry! Pandia Health has a range of payment options.
It’s not true that Nora Be causes infertility. If you’re taking Nora Be and want to have a baby, talk to your doctor and then stop taking the medication. Normal fertility should return within one or two menstrual cycles after your last pill. Dr. Yen explains more about birth control and infertility in this video. Watch to learn more!