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A 38-year-old female asked:

How effective is micronor (norethindrone) if i am ovulating and getting normal periods but take pill same time each day?

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Dr. Alvin Lin
Geriatrics 30 years experience
Micronor (norethindrone): Ortho micronor (norethindrone) (http://www.Drugs.Com/cdi/ortho-micronor.Html) is a progestin-only birth control pill that requires much stricter attention to timing of dose, such as you describe. Under those conditions, it is a very effective form of contraception by preventing ovulation. Some women still get normal periods while on pill but that doesn't imply they're ovulating.

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Last updated Oct 27, 2016

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