A 30-year-old member asked:

Whats the side effects of using micronor (norethindrone)?

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Dr. Jonathan Song
Specializes in Gynecology, Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
Possible bleeding: Most birth controll pills contain both estrogen and Progesterone which is how the pills help establish a balance and thus, facilitate the regulation of menstruation. Micronor (norethindrone) only contains progsterone, and is used for patients who may have contraindications to estrogen or for breastfeeding patients (estrogen drys up milk production). Therefore, expect some spotting to irregular bleeding.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Are you suppose to get period on micronor (norethindrone)?
Dr. Michael Sparacino
Family Medicine 39 years experience
Kindof: Women using micronor (norethindrone) as their chosen method of contraception have reported episodes of bleeding more commonly than birth control pills... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Is micronor (norethindrone) effective full 24 hrs when taken on time? Or is 1 hr before taking pill not good time for sex?
Dr. Matthew Palmer
Gynecology 16 years experience
OCP efficacy : As with all oral contraceptives (especially Progesterone only pills) it is important to take the pills at consistent time each day. If you have been t... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
What do you advise if i started taking micronor (norethindrone) and i've bled for three weeks and countingshould i try a new pill?
Dr. Robert Varady
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Not yet: I would recommend that you try to stick with the Micronor (norethindrone) or a few more weeks or even a month if you can. Often it takes time for the... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Are all the ortho micronor (norethindrone) pills alike?
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 h... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
When do I need to start ortho micronor (norethindrone)?
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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