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Is micronor (norethindrone) effective full 24 hrs when taken on time? Or is 1 hr before taking pill not good time for sex?

Is micronor (norethindrone) effective full 24 hrs when taken on time? Or is 1 hr before taking pill not good time for sex?

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 taking them consistently since your last period it does not matter what time of day you take it or when you have sex, for that matter. More important is the consistent daily use. ...Read more

Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Micronor (Definition)

Micronor is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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

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

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. ...Read more

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Been heavy bleeding nearly 3wks on ortho micronor (norethindrone). Stopped pills today. How long does it take for bleeding to stop?

Been heavy bleeding nearly 3wks on ortho micronor (norethindrone). Stopped pills today. How long does it take for bleeding to stop?

Breakthrough bleed: Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. ...Read more

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In micronor effective after 12 months?

In micronor effective after 12 months?

Should be fine: If you're asking whether the medication would expire in 12 months time, then no it would still be effective to take.
If you're asking whether the medication continues to be effective after 12 months, the the answer is yes.
Micronor is quite effective for birth control overall and generally well tolerated. ...Read more

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Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill?

Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill?

Progesterone: As with all progesterone contraceptive abnormal vaginal bleeding is a major side effect. Bleeding every day or no bleeding at all, or anything in between, can happen with micronor (norethindrone) or any progesterone only contraception. ...Read more

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Are all the ortho micronor (norethindrone) pills alike?

Are all the ortho micronor (norethindrone) pills alike?

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. ...Read more

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Orthro micronor (norethindrone) (mini pill) symptoms or pregnancy, what to do?

Orthro micronor (norethindrone) (mini pill) symptoms or pregnancy, what to do?

Pregnancy test: A negative home urine pregnancy test is the ultimate proof that symptoms that could be consistent with a pregnancy a actually not caused by a pregnancy. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I started taking micronor (norethindrone) and I've bled for three weeks and countingshould I try a new pill?

What do you advise if I started taking micronor (norethindrone) and I've bled for three weeks and countingshould I try a new pill?

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 body to adjust to Micronor (norethindrone). If you switch now, it could lead to even longer irregularity ...Read more

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Micronor (norethindrone) mini pill. When do I start talking it?

Micronor (norethindrone) mini pill. When do I start talking it?

Any time: Micronor (norethindrone) is used in conjunction with breastfeedinf for better contraception. You can take it anytime you want as long as you are breastfeeding, once you stop breastfeeding change it to a regular oral contraceptive that contains estrogen as well. ...Read more

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What's the benefits of taking micronor (norethindrone) instead of regular birth control pills?

What's the benefits of taking micronor (norethindrone) instead of regular birth control pills?

Micronor (norethindrone) advantages: Micronor (norethindrone) is the "mini" pill because it has a low dose of Progesterone and no estrogen. The advantage of it is that it does not interfere with breastfeeding and has fewer side-effects. The disadvantage is that it has a higher failure rate for preventing pregnancy than the traditional pills. ...Read more

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Which is better Cerazette or micronor (norethindrone) (birth control pills)?

Which is better Cerazette or micronor (norethindrone) (birth control pills)?

Neither one: Both pills contain a progestin only, no estrogen. Cerazette has desogestrel, Micronor norethindrone in it. It depends on the individual women, which pill she will tolerate better. ...Read more

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I was on ortho micronor from 1/23/17 til 2/19/17 and was wondering how long it will take for me to get pregnant?

I was on ortho micronor from 1/23/17 til 2/19/17 and was wondering how long it will take for me to get pregnant?

Short half life: Progesterone only birth control pills have a very short half life meaning they are out of your system shortly after you stop taking them. Within about one week one returns to their normal baseline fertility. We can not predict how fast an individual will get pregnant as that depends on your baseline fertility ...Read more

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I have stopped taking Micronor 13 days ago. I've been experiencing pregnancy symptoms, but have had 3 negative test. Are these symptoms from the pill?

I have stopped taking Micronor 13 days ago. I've been experiencing pregnancy symptoms, but have had 3 negative test. Are these symptoms from the pill?

Sounds like no: If your pregnancy symptoms were caused by pregnancy then that implies that your pregnancy hormones would be high enough for detection by a pregnancy test. Since your tests are negative that is not likely. If you do not want to be pregnant consider restarting your birth control. ...Read more

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On mini pill (micronor) for 10 mos now. 3 mos ago got period 4 x in 2 mos. (every other wk) last mo. Was really light. Now light brown period for 3day?

On mini pill (micronor) for 10 mos now. 3 mos ago got period 4 x in 2 mos. (every other wk) last mo. Was really light. Now light brown period for 3day?

Might be normal: I would check a pregnancy test, but it sounds like a normal side effect of the pill. Cycles can be very irregular. If you are seeking regularity and there are no contraindications a BCP containing estrogens might be an option for you ...Read more

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I'm on the Micronor (norethindrone) pill, have been irregular for the past week. I had unprotected sex. I had 2 pills before sex to make up, am I safe? What do I do

I'm on the Micronor (norethindrone) pill, have been irregular for the past week. I had unprotected sex. I had 2 pills before sex to make up, am I safe? What do I do

Take Plan B: Micronor (norethindrone) is most effective if you are also breast-feeding. If you are missing pills (and not taking them at around the same time every day) your chances of pregnancy are increased and its recommended that you use a back-up method such as condoms to prevent pregnancy. Taking 2 pills in one day will work if you only missed one pill the day before but if you have missed more than that it may not. ...Read more

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What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) after sex?

What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) after sex?

Risky: Micronor- as with all progestin only pills - work primarily by thickening the cervical mucous- not by inhibiting ovulation. The thickening effect wears off by about 22 hours - therefore necessary to take it exactly every day same time. ...Read more

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What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) two days after sex?

What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) two days after sex?

Pregnancy: Most likely nothing bad will happen but if you forget to take an oral contraceptive pill your risks of pregnancy and between period bleeding are increased. ...Read more

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On Micronor (norethindrone) (norethisterone) taken at 9pm everyday, I had unprotected sex on Tuesday, took pill that night but forgot Wednesday. Pregnancy possible?

On Micronor (norethindrone) (norethisterone) taken at 9pm everyday, I had unprotected sex on Tuesday, took pill that night but forgot Wednesday. Pregnancy possible?

Pregnancy: Pregnancy is always possible in the reproductive age group. The likelihood in your case is low assuming that you caught up by taking both the pill you forgot as well as the one for that day. Run a pregnancy test to be sure and let this be a lesson. ...Read more

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What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) two days after intercourse?

What happens if I forgot to take one birth control pill (micronor) two days after intercourse?

Take precautions: If you forgot to take the pill at any time, you should take the pill when you remember it and then take the next pill at the regularly scheduled time. Then, using a back-up method will provide security of not getting pregnant. Having forgot the pill 2 days after intercourse will probably not increase your chance of pregnancy. ...Read more

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I missed 3 pills of Micronor (norethindrone) during my period; will I likely ovulate right away?

I missed 3 pills of Micronor (norethindrone) during my period; will I likely ovulate right away?

Hard to tell: Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin-only (single ingredient) minipill. It is hard to tell if a woman taking Micronor (norethindrone) every day actually ovulates or not. This pill works in other ways to prevent pregnancy. She is probably more likely to ovulate if she is missing pills. If she misses some pills, she can use condoms for the next 2 days (if having sex)... while also taking the Micronor (norethindrone) every day. ...Read more

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What's the mini progestin pill Micronor? Is that in a combination pill pack like Trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

What's the mini progestin pill Micronor? Is that in a combination pill pack like Trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol)?

Same but different: Micronor has only a progesterone hormone in it, while trisprintec (norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol) has both a progesterone and estrogen hormone component. Both have a progesterone hormone but the actual chemical is slightly different. ...Read more

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I am on the micronor (norethindrone) mini pill; missed two pills & had unprotected sex 4 days ago. When should I do a test? (i don't have periods)

I am on the micronor (norethindrone) mini pill; missed two pills & had unprotected sex 4 days ago. When should I do a test? (i don't have periods)

2 weeks: Since you do not have menstruated flow. You should do a pregnancy test two weeks from the day you had intercourse. Then repeat one week later just to make sure. ...Read more

Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

Norethindrone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more