Progesterone Only Pill
Treats Irregular Periods
Less Painful Periods
Decreases Heavy Periods
Decreases Monthly Blood Loss
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cysts
Decreases Risk of Ovarian Cancer
Decreases Risk of Endometrial Cancer
Decreases Risk of Colorectal Cancer
Do NOT use if allergic to progestin.
Micronor or Ortho Micronor (generic norethindrone) is a progesterone-only pill (POP). This means Micronor contains just one type of hormone, progesterone, unlike combination oral contraceptive pills which contain both progestin and estrogen.
Micronor is used to prevent pregnancy in sexually active women by thickening cervical mucus to block sperm from reaching the uterus and by thinning the uterine wall (endometrium) so that if an egg does become fertilized by a sperm, the egg won’t be able to stick to the uterine wall. Some women may be prescribed Micronor in order to treat conditions like menstruation disorders, endometriosis, or abnormal vaginal bleeding caused by hormonal imbalances.
POPs are a great alternative birth control method for women who are breastfeeding, women who have high blood pressure or are taking blood pressure medications, and women who have an increased risk of blood clots.
If they appear at all, Micronor side effects are generally mild and go away within a few weeks or months of using it. They may include irregular or sometimes frequent periods, breast tenderness, acne, headaches, nausea, ovary cysts, and changes in sex drive.
Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe Micronor at special request or other similar brands, including Errin, Lyza, Heather, Sharobel, Deblitane, Camila, Nora-Be, Norlyda, Jolivette, Jencycla for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.
Some women notice minor fluctuations in their weight while taking Micronor or other oral contraceptives. This is usually due to water retention and not an actual increase in body weight. Some women experience an increased appetite while on birth control, which can be handled with simple lifestyle strategies.
Certain recreational, prescription, and over-the-counter drugs or even supplements like St. John’s wort may interact with Micronor, leading to a decrease in the effectiveness of your POP or an increased risk of adverse effects. You should always talk to one of our Patient Care Advisors or your physician about all the medications and supplements you’re currently taking to make sure Micronor is a good fit for you, given your routine. Certain medications that should absolutely not be taken with Micronor include aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.
It is incredibly important to take Micronor or any other type of POP at the exact same time every day. Before taking this medication, you must be certain that you can take it exactly as prescribed. Even being late by as little as 3 hours will require you to abstain from sex for 48 hours and take emergency contraception if you’ve had heterosexual sex within the prior five days.
Like any medication, Micronor might lead to itching, dizziness, and skin rashes in a small percentage of women who are allergic to its ingredients. Stop taking Micronor immediately if you notice any of these symptoms and call your provider or one of our Pandia Health Patient Care Advisors. If you experience serious signs of an allergic reaction, like trouble breathing or swelling in the face, lips, tongue, or throat, call 911 immediately.
Always discuss your past medical history thoroughly with your physician or one of our Patient Care Advisors before taking Micronor, especially if you have a history of high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer, or heart disease.
Micronor should be as easy for you to get as any other birth control pill! You’ll just need a prescription from one of our Pandia Health doctors or from your own physician. We encourage women from any state we serve to talk to one of our Patient Care Advisors and find out about our online birth control prescription and delivery if you’re interested in the privacy, confidentiality, and convenience of our services!
We gladly accept most major types of insurance. If you’re without insurance or paying out of pocket, Micronor is still generally affordable and could be as little as around $8 per pack. We can also help you explore other related birth control pill options, including Lyza, Heather, Sharobel, Deblitane, Camila, Nora-Be, Norlyda, Errin, Jolivette, Jencycla.
No insurance? Not a problem. We offer many payment options to help you get the birth control you need!
Micronor contains hormones that make your body think it’s pregnant, which prevents a real pregnancy from happening. It works best when used as directed, and has an expected effectiveness rate of 92 to 99% at preventing unintended pregnancies. To use as directed, simply take one pill of Micronor every day at the same time. Our team of doctors at Pandia Health often suggest taking it at bedtime or with a large meal if you experience nausea. Micronor and other POPs all contain the active hormone; there are no inactive or placebo pills. As soon as you finish one pack, you start a new pack on the following day.
It’s simply not true that Micronor or any other type of birth control causes infertility or long-term fertility problems for women. When and if you reach a point in your life when you’re ready to start a family, simply stop taking your prescription birth control. Women can get pregnant right away after stopping Micronor, and most women notice a normal return in their fertility within one to two menstrual cycles.
For more information about birth control and fertility, watch our video by Co-Founder and CEO Dr. Yen.