What is norethindrone birth control pill?
What brand names are available for norethindrone birth control pill?
Brand names for norethindrone oral contraceptive include:
- Nor QD
- Ortho Micronor
Why is norethindrone birth control pill used?
What are the side effects of norethindrone birth control pill?
Common side effects of norethindrone include:
Other possible side effects of norethindrone include:
- Long bleeding episodes
- Lack of
- Weight gain
- Pain in extremity
- Genital discharge
- Breast pain
- Menstruation delayed
- Suppressed lactation
- Vaginal bleeding
- Heavy menstruation
- Withdrawal bleeding
Possible serious side effects of norethindrone include:
What is the dosage for norethindrone birth control pill?
- The recommended dose is one tablet daily at the same time of the day.
Which drugs or supplements interact with norethindrone birth control pill?
- phenytoin (Dilantin)
- rifampin (Rifadin)
- St. John’s wort
- bosentan (Tracleer)
Is norethindrone birth control pill safe to use during pregnancy or while breastfeeding?
Oral contraceptives are generally avoided
during pregnancy. Use of norethindrone during pregnancy has been associated with
masculinization of female infants.
- Small amounts of progestin pass into breast
milk and are detectable in the infant. Use of
birth control pills during
lactation has been associated with decreased milk production. Norethindrone may
be used by
What else should I know about norethindrone birth control pill?
What preparations of norethindrone birth control pill are available?
- Tablets: 0.35 mg
How should I keep norethindrone birth control pill stored?
- Norethindrone tablets should be stored at room temperature, 15 C to
30 C (59 F to 86 F).
How does norethindrone birth control pill work?
- Norethindrone is a progestin, and progestins prevent pregnancy by inhibiting
(release of the egg), making it more difficult for sperm to penetrate the
uterine mucus that surrounds the egg, and therefore, for
fertilization to take
place. Progestins also change the uterine lining to prevent the fertilized egg
from implanting in the uterus.
When was norethindrone birth control pill approved by the FDA?
- The FDA approved norethindrone in January, 1973.