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Type

Progesterone Only Pill (POP)

Uses

Prevents Pregnancy
SAFE FOR THOSE:
Breastfeeding
With Migraine w/ Aura
With High Blood Pressure
With Hypertension
With High Risk for Heart Disease

Active Ingredients

Norethindrone (Progestin) [0.35mg]

Risks

Do NOT use if allergic to Norethindrone.

Equivalent Generic Brands

Nora-Be
Sharobel
Deblitane
Errin
Jolivette
Heather
Jencycla
Camila

Name Brand

Micronor Nor Qd

Popular Birth Control Pill Brands

Sprintec

Apri

Viorele

Yasmin

Yaz

Jolessa

New Questions

Periods are optional! The only reason that we build the lining of our uterus every month and pop out an egg (ovulation) is to make a baby. On average in the US, periods start at 12 years old and women have their first baby at 26 y/o. If we aren’t going to make a baby, then why bother with that? Every time we shed our lining and pop out an egg unnecessarily, that adds to the risk of endometrial and ovarian cancer. That’s 14 years of monthly periods for no good reason. So you can turn those off with the ring or pill or IUD with hormones. It prevents endometrial and ovarian cancer and anemia. Women and physicians have done it since 1960s. And the natural state of a woman is pregnant or breastfeeding and she has no periods during that time. Refer her to the wings of inspired business podcast for more info.  

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Yes. Generics, by law, have the same active ingredients as their name-brand versions. Generics may differ on the inactive ingredients.  

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What is Norethindrone?

Norethindrone 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.

POPs are prescribed to women who: have migraines with aura, are breastfeeding, have high blood pressure, are taking blood pressure medications, can’t take estrogen for high blood pressure or other risks of blood clots.

How to use Norethindrone Birth Control?

Norethindrone 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 Norethindrone 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.

Dosage

Norethindrone birth control pills have only one main active ingredient, Norethindrone [0.35mg].

Benefits of Norethindrone Birth Control

  1. Is the safest birth control pill for those women who: are breastfeeding, have high blood pressure, have migraines, or have hypertension.
  2. Periods get lighter. If you are usually a 7 day person, it goes down to like 5 days. If you use 5 pads/tampons a day, it goes down to 3.

Norethindrone Birth Control Side Effects

The risks of side effects are very low, but some women have experienced side effects when taking Norethindrone. 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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Pandia Health’s doctors are always happy to help you choose the right birth control for you. Pandia Health’s doctor team can prescribe Norethindrone at special request or other generic equivalents: Heather, Nora-Be, Norlyda, Jolivette, Jencycla for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15/pack (3 pack minimum) without insurance.

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FAQ

DOES NORETHINDRONE CAUSE WEIGHT GAIN?

A few women might experience weight gain when taking Norethindrone and other hormone-based birth control pills. While it might cause some munchies, it’s mostly water retention (and not actual fat) that’s to blame.

DOES NORETHINDRONE STOP PERIODS?

No, on norethindrone or Progesterone Only Pills some women have lighter periods, others stop bleeding completely, and others have no changes in their period flow. The medication has 28 tablets.

HOW DOES NORETHINDRONE WORKS?

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.

CAN YOU GET PREGNANT ON NORETHINDRONE?

TLDR: Yes. you can get pregnant on any birth control method if you don’t take it properly or there are drug interactions. If you take a progesterone only pill (norethindrone) every day at the SAME TIME, the chances of getting pregnant are very low. However, if you are late by 3 hrs, you will need emergency contraception. 

 

HOW EFFECTIVE IS NORETHINDRONE?

Theoretically, Norethindrone (Progesterone Only Pills) are as effective as any other birth control pill. However if you are late by 3 hrs and had sex in the past 3-5 days, you will need emergency contraception.

HOW MUCH IS NORETHINDRONE WiTHOUT INSURANCE?

If you choose to pay out-of-pocket, Noretindrone is quite affordable since it’s a generic brand, as low as $15 per pack when ordering 3 packs or more.

WHAT SHOULD I AVOID WHILE TAKING the NORETHINDRONE PILL?

TLDR: do NOT be late in taking the pill. Take it at the SAME TIME every day.  If you are late by 3 hrs and had sex in the past 3-5 days, you will need emergency contraception

As with any new prescription, you should go over anything you’re already taking with your doctor. This includes recreational drugs, over-the-counter meds, and even herbal supplements. Even something that seems relatively harmless such as St. John’s wort can cause Jolessa to be less effective at preventing pregnancy. There are certain meds you should absolutely bring up with your doctor. These are aromatase inhibitors, cancer, HIV, seizure, and chronic hepatitis C medications.