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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
Minor: Micronor (norethindrone) is a Progesterone only contraceptive. Se are rare but could be similar to the pms time of your cycle, such as bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, headache, acne, or weight gain. It is not quite as effective as the pills containing estrogen but is often used when estrogen needs to be avoided, such as breast-feeding, migraines, or clotting history. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
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. ...Read more
Micronor, (norethindrone) Period: Micronor (norethindrone) is a mini pill and has progersterone only. It is usually prescribed while a woman is breastfeeding and therefore a woman may not have any periods while taking it. If a woman takes micronor (norethindrone) under other circumstances, they may have extra breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more
No: It is a type of birth control pill, and you should not be getting your period while on this pill. It actually is a Progesterone only pill and inhibits the lining from forming so there really should not be a lot of lining to shed anyway. All bodies tolerate each medication differently however. ...Read more
I’ve been using micronor for 6 months now and for the last 2-3 months I’ve had a period every 2 weeks. What should I do?
BCP: Sometimes women need to try a differetn OCp with differet comination of estrogen and progesteron. It is not uncommon to see breakthrough bleeding with low estrogen pills but there can be many other reasons.\. You should discuss this with your provider., who would be able to work with you on this. ...Read more
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
What do you advise if i started taking micronor (norethindrone) and i've bled for three weeks and countingshould i try a new pill?
Possibly: it is a possible interaction.Please consult your GYN. ...Read more
Yes: Micronor (norethindrone progestin -only medication) common sides effects include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breast tenderness. If headaches persist see your doctor for re-evaluation and possible use of a different medication.Some studies report increased headaches in users of progestin-only oral contraceptives. Always remember to practice safe sex, . Use condoms. Take care. ...Read more
Yes: Miconor is also known as the "mini pill" for birth control as it does not contain any estrogen. For a smoking woman 35 years or older, miconor would be a good birth control pill choice. There is no improvement of menopausal symptoms with micronor (norethindrone). It's usefulness usually leads to use as a birth control pill for nursing mothers as well as to regulate periods. ...Read more
Micronor (norethindrone) Contracepti: Micronor (norethindrone) is the mini pill and has Progesterone only as compared to other birth control pills that have estrogen and progesterone. Micronor (norethindrone) has a higher failure rate for contraception than other pills and hormonally may not provide you with relief of any menopausal symptoms. It does provide contraception and is a viable option, but if y9ou have menopausal symptoms, consider something else. ...Read more