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Please describe the medication: estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Please describe the medication: estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Birth control pill: Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) in a combination oral contraceptive pill that contains Norethindrone as the Progesterone component and ethinyl Estradiol as the estrogen. It gets its name because the estrogen dose steps up from 20 micrograms the first week to 30 micrograms the second to 35 micrograms the third week. The last 7 pills contain iron to help offset menstrual blood loss. ...Read more

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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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What is norethindrone?

What is norethindrone?

A type of progestero: Progesterone, it is used in many bc pills along with the estrogen or by itself to treat other problems. ...Read more

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What is aygestin (norethindrone)?

What is aygestin (norethindrone)?

Brand name: Aygestin (norethindrone) (r) is a brand name for a synthetic progestin, Norethindrone acetate. It is often prescribed for help with frequent heavy bleeding, when believed due to irregular ovulation. There are other appropriate uses as well. ...Read more

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What are effects of norethindrone?

What are effects of norethindrone?

More info: Help me give you a better answer: what would you be taking Norethindrone for? ...Read more

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What are the uses of norethindrone?

What are the uses of norethindrone?

It's about control: Norethindrone is a potent well tolerated progestin. It's most often used to control abnormal heavy bleeding but is also indicated for treatment of endometriosis. Like provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it can also be used to bring on a period. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about norethindrone?

Can you tell me about norethindrone?

Norethindrone: It's a synthetic progestin sold by prescription in the US, commonly given to either start - or sometimes delay - a woman's menstrual period. ...Read more

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What is aygestin (norethindrone) for?

What is aygestin (norethindrone) for?

Norethindrone!: Norethindrone acetate. This medication is a hormone called progestin. It is used to regulate the menstrual cycle and treat unusual absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) and endometriosis. Progestins help other hormones start and stop the menstrual cycle. Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than that which I mentioned. ...Read more

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What r normal symptoms taking norethindrone?

What r normal symptoms taking norethindrone?

Moodiness: The most common side effects with synthetic progesterones are moodiness and bloating. ...Read more

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Is there a website for aygestin/norethindrone?

Is there a website for aygestin/norethindrone?

Here it is: See:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000278/.

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Is it wrong to take norethindrone if you don't need it?

Hard to answer: I don't understand - it probably wouldn't be "wrong" but- why would one take it if you didn't need it? What's the reason? ...Read more

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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

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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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Taking Aygestin (norethindrone) 1/2 of 5mg tab for 12 months. Is it okay to be on Aygestin (norethindrone) this long? Thought only used for 10 days then stop?

Taking Aygestin (norethindrone) 1/2 of 5mg tab for 12 months. Is it okay to be on Aygestin (norethindrone) this long? Thought only used for 10 days then stop?

Different reasons: The same medication may be given for different reasons. The doctor who prescribed your regimen will be more than happy to explain to you again, why he/she put you on this particular regimen. ...Read more

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What are micronor (norethindrone) side effects?

What are micronor (norethindrone) side effects?

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

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Does micronor (norethindrone) help perimenopause?

Does micronor (norethindrone) help perimenopause?

Doubtful: Micronor (norethindrone) is a Progesterone only birth control pill. As such it would not be effective at regulation the cycle. It would not offer any support for the falling estrogen levels associated with the perimenopause. ...Read more

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Can I take norethindrone 4 days after taking plan b?

Can I take norethindrone 4 days after taking plan b?

Yes: Taking Plan B implies you are trying to prevent a pregnancy, so starting the progestin neta or Norethindrone makes sense. However, get a pregnancy test in 2 weeks to make sure there was not a failure or a pregnancy. High doses of neta can alter female genital formation if you were pregnant (in the 1960's with 10, 000 mcg doses this was the risk, modern pills use only 1000 mcg typically). ...Read more

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Do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Yes: Yes, Aygestin (norethindrone) (brand-name), or nor Norethindrone (generic name) is a synthetic progesterone. This would most commonly be prescribed by a gynecologist, although sometimes a family practitoner or internist might also prescribe it. ...Read more

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What's the side effects of using micronor (norethindrone)?

What's the side effects of using micronor (norethindrone)?

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

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How do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

How do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Just ask: Just ask - but have in mind an explanation for why you want it, and be prepared to listen to the answer if he/she disagrees. ...Read more

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I want information on nor-qd (norethindrone) USP 0.35 mg.?

I want information on nor-qd (norethindrone) USP 0.35 mg.?

A "mini-pill": This is one of the Progesterone only birth control pills known as "mini-pills." they are birth control pills minus the estrogen and are perfectly fine as birth control but are very prone to irregular bleeding. I only use them for postpartum women who are breast feeding. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between norethindrone and norgestimate?

Yes and no: They are different forms of synthetic Progesterone know as progestins found in birth control pills. For all practical purposes, they are the same. ...Read more

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Is micronor (norethindrone) good for people entering their premenopausal stage?

Yes: Micronor (norethindrone) is a good option for anyone who wants an oral contraception and who can't take estrogen or the regular birth control pill. Perimenopausal women def need to continue to use birth control. ...Read more

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Is micronor (norethindrone) good for people entering their pre-menopausal stage?

Is micronor (norethindrone) good for people entering their pre-menopausal stage?

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

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Is micronor (norethindrone) a good choice when entering their premenopausal stage?

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

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How long after take last pill of norethindrone should mense start? Took it 5mg for 10 days.

How long after take last pill of norethindrone should mense start? Took it 5mg for 10 days.

Within 2 weeks: You should get a withdrawal period within 2 weeks after taking the last pill. Most times it starts within 7 days. ...Read more

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Bleed to death. How much does a 60 day supply of norethindrone or aygestin 5mg cost? What is purpose of

Bleed to death. How much does a 60 day supply of norethindrone or aygestin 5mg cost? What is purpose of

Withdrawal bleed: Progestins (aygestin, norethindrone) help with frequent heavy bleeding when due to irregular ovulation. The women bleed unpredictaby because they don't get the regular sloughing effect of a period. Progestins, once stopped, force a 'normal' menstrual bleed, which clears out the uterus so no further inappropriate bleeding occurs. For costs, you need to call your pharmacy. ...Read more

Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Nor Qd (Definition)

Nor-QD is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...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