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Norethindrone Side Effects
26, irregular periods, never had sex, doctor suggested Regestrone 5 mg with active element Norethindrone, can it cause side effects also..?
Are the side effects of norethindrone similar whether in a combined pill or mini pill? I did well on a combined pill but am switching to mini.
How do norethindrone and etonogestrel compare in terms of side effects, health risks, and patient satisfaction?
Yes, there are some: Common and serious side effects can be found here: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a604034.Html#side-effects here is detailed information on norethindrone: http://www.Nlm.Nih.Gov/medlineplus/druginfo/meds/a604034.Html (full disclosure: this is from medline of the nlm. I was on the board of directors of friends of the national library of medicine when it launched medline. Py). ...Read more
How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?
Some answers: Androgenic activity wise from high to low: levonorgestrel, norethindrone, etonogestrel. Overall the health/safety risks are very similar. There is some small suggestion that 3rd generation progestins, like etonogestrel, have increased risk of thromboembolic disease like DVTs. Otherwise the androgenic effects are related to oily skin, acne, weight gain, glucose metabolism issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Minor: Micronor 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 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
I am on norethindrone, for past 2 week having nasea and missed period, taken 5 pregnant tests- all negative. Is this a normal side effect?
Maybe, maybe not: Normally, women don't take 5 pregnancy tests in 2 weeks (once a week works better, because in early pregnancy, it takes a few more days after a negative test for the HCG level to get high enough to show up on a urine pregnancy test). The pills are hormone pills, and can cause nausea or menstrual changes even without pregnancy, too. One should call the prescribing doctor for the next step. ...Read more
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