A 41-year-old member asked:

Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

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Dr. Carolyn Quist
Gynecology 37 years experience
Progestin related : Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only birth control pill and therefore common side effects include breast tenderness; changes in menstrual flow, including breakthrough bleeding or spotting; dizziness; headache; nausea. The unpredictable irregular bleeding is the most bothersome to most people.
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A 43-year-old member asked:

When do I need to start ortho micronor (norethindrone)?

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Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
After neg. preg. Tes: Once you are assured that you aren't pregnant, you can start the progestin only pill. Don't forget take it the same time everyday.
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A 37-year-old member asked:

Are all the ortho micronor (norethindrone) pills alike?

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Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Supposedly: However, while the generics are supposedly alike are definately tolerated differently by the same patient so there are some differences. I sometimes have to specify a specific generic that is tolerated so the brand of generic is not changed each month or so.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Does ortho micronor (norethindrone) make you gain weight or get upset stomach?
Dr. Marsha Davis
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Possibly: It is possible to gain weight and get an upset stomach on Ortho Micronor (norethindrone) but most people tolerate this medication very well.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Can ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control wipe out your libido?
Dr. Wayne Ingram
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Sometimes: Micronor (norethindrone) is a very low dose contraceptive and has been known to decrease libido. Unlike alcohol abuse which "increases the desire but ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
When can you have sex without a condom after starting ortho micronor (norethindrone)?
Dr. Paul Hartlaub
Preventive Medicine 36 years experience
2-4 weeks: Oral contraceptives work by preventing ovulation, and it is felt to take at least 2 weeks to be effective in preventing pregnancy. I usually recommend... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Ortho micronor (norethindrone) birth control and absolutely no libido. Is it me or wat?
Dr. David Kurss
Obstetrics and Gynecology 37 years experience
It's possible: Occasionally i will hear from a pt. Who strongly feels that her reduced libido is related to her birth control pill or her iud, libido is influenced ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Can you tell me if i switch from ortho tri-cyclen to micronor, (norethindrone) will my acne come back?
Dr. Robert Varady
A US doctor answeredLearn more
Possibly so: Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only medicine and you are more likely to have acne with it vs. the other BCP. Doesn't mean however that you w... Read More
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Last updated Sep 28, 2016

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