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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

Dr. Wendy Askew
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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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Which birth control pill should I use if estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) had bad side effects?

Which birth control pill should I use if estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) had bad side effects?

Contraception: It depends on what side effects you had. There are so many different forms of birth control, including numerous pill types that you should be able to find one by reviewing your side effects with your doctor. Try to be as specific as possible--write them down before your visit. ...Read more

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Whats the side effects of using micronor (norethindrone)?

Whats 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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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.

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.

Most do fine : Most patients define on a progesterone only pills. The side effects if present at all would be different than a combined pill because it does not contain estrogen. ...Read more

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I was on Micronor (norethindrone) for 10 months but stopped due to bad side effects. Having my 1st period and it has been 10 days, very heavy w/ pain. Is this normal?

I was on Micronor (norethindrone) for 10 months but stopped due to bad side effects. Having my 1st period and it has been 10 days, very heavy w/ pain. Is this normal?

Painful periods: There are many treatments for heavy periods. Most of the birth control methods are great at helping. If you did not like Micronor then there are many other options. The Mirena (levonorgestrel) IUD is often a great choice for those with painful periods who do not want to become pregnant ...Read more

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How do norethindrone and etonogestrel compare in terms of side effects, health risks, and patient satisfaction?

How do norethindrone and etonogestrel compare in terms of side effects, health risks, and patient satisfaction?

Variations of Prog: These are just two different kinds of Progesterone and should be virtually indistinguishable from a patient perspective ...Read more

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How do norethindrone, etonogestrel, and levonorgestrel compare in terms of health/safety risks, side effects, and androgenic activity?

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 more

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Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone) hormon replacment -- any suggestion or experience any side effects?

Combipatch (estradiol and norethindrone) hormon replacment -- any suggestion or experience any side effects?

Tough in <400 char: Topical cream & transdermal patches for hormone (replacement) therapy appear to be safer than oral. However, it appears that some of the issues over the last decade re HRT may be due to progestin used, eg medroprogesterone acetate (mpa) or provera. Combipatch uses different one, Norethindrone acetate. I prefer vivelle dot (estradiol) & oral Prometrium (micronized progesterone) (bio-identical progesterone) as possibly safer. ...Read more

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Any major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

Any major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

No dif than others: This birth-control bill will have no side effects different than any other birth control pill. Typical side effects may include nausea and breast tenderness. All birth-control pills will help with cycle regulation. ...Read more

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Are there any bad, major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

Are there any bad, major side effects of norethindrone (birth control pill)?

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

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Birth control side effects; does anybody take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?

Birth control side effects; does anybody take estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) fe?

An older pill: I do not ahve any of my patients on that pill anymore. Side efefcts from any pill, could be break through bleeding, irregular bleeding, weight gain, bloating, breast tenderness, . Less common ones are blood clot heart attacck, stroke. No periods can also happen. Headaches. For most young people the benefits far out weigh the risks. My favorite pill is a low dose on loloestrin and loestrin. ...Read more

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On aygestin (norethindrone) 4 for 4ds 3x3 than 2.Have bipolar but take meds. Today i felt so overwhelmed w/emotion i was overcome w/tears! is this bad side effect?

On aygestin (norethindrone) 4 for 4ds 3x3 than 2.Have bipolar but take meds. Today i felt so overwhelmed w/emotion i was overcome w/tears! is this bad side effect?

Recommend followup.: Aygestin (norethindrone) can cause depression and mood swings in some people when it's prescribed. Given your history of bipolar, i'd recommend seeing your prescriber immediately. ...Read more

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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?

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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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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Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

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

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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 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

Dr. Barbara Lavi
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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