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Doctor insights on: Norethisterone While Taking Cerazette

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Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

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


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What are the differences between ethynodial, norethindrone, levonorgestrel, and desogestrel?

What are the differences between ethynodial, norethindrone, levonorgestrel, and desogestrel?

Progestins: While their main effect is on the progesterone receptors, they also bind to estrogen and androgen receptors to various degrees. These differences in affinity explain desired and undesired side effects of birth control pills that contain these compounds. ...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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Can tell me about taking norethisterone for a long time and problems?

Can tell me about taking norethisterone for a long time and problems?

Fluid retention: Norethindrone Acetate is a moderate potency progesterone compound. It will suppress bleeding, and is often used to suppress the activity of endometriosis tissue. While it is not labelled as a contraceptive, it is contraceptive in nature if taken daily. Fluid retention is the biggest and most consistent side effect. It may increase libido in some women. ...Read more

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I'm taking norethisterone. I've taken a few tablets on the wrong day, Taken next Sunday's tablet this Sunday and then a Tuesday one on a Monday.

I'm taking norethisterone. I've taken a few tablets on the wrong day, Taken next Sunday's tablet this Sunday and then a Tuesday one on a Monday.

Pharmacist review: It is likely that all of the tablets are the same although you can check with your doctor or pharamcist. You can check with your local pharmacist to clarify what the medication is and the dosing. They can clarify the instructions for use and determine if all the tablets are identical and interchangeable. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking norethisterone?

What are the risks of taking norethisterone?

Norethisterone: I presume you are taking the norethisterone as a progestin only birth control pill. The usual side effects are edema, weakness, anorexia, and irregular uterine bleeding. Other less common side effects are blood clots or thrombosis, depression, headache, breast tenderness, nausea, etc. The dosage of progestin only pills are generally smaller than the regular pills. ...Read more

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When will be the next ovulation after taking norethisterone?

When will be the next ovulation after taking norethisterone?

What did your doctor: Say u need to ask your doc that as he knows your details, just cause u take that medicine to I assume make u have a period, does not mean you will ovulate after you have the period. ...Read more

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I am taking norethisterone and have been for about 2 weeks. Today I had a bit of bleeding even though I didn't stop taking it. Is this normal?

I am taking norethisterone and have been for about 2 weeks. Today I had a bit of bleeding even though I didn't stop taking it. Is this normal?

Yes: Yes, irregular bleeding is expected for the first several months of therapy with a progestin-only birth control pill. It can be quite frequent in some women but generally slows down after 3 - 6 months. After 6 - 12 months of therapy or sometimes sooner, menstruation can stop altogether with regular use, and this is not unhealthy or unsafe. ...Read more

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I have been taking norethisterone to stop bleeding after my coil fell out. Its been over a week now and I am still bleeding very heavy is this normal?

I have been taking norethisterone to stop bleeding after my coil fell out. Its been over a week now and I am still bleeding very heavy is this normal?

Yes it may be: Normal as your body is trying to get back into the normal cycle that your ovaries/ hormonal system dictates. And you should have heavy bleeding after months of being on the impregnated hormone coil. Keep trying with the estrogen and keep the faith. ...Read more

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While taking norethisterone is it necessary to take ipill?

While taking norethisterone is it necessary to take ipill?

Norethisterone: Norethisterone (aka Micronor) can be used alone or in combination for birth control. Norethisterone is also used in different doses for other purposes, e.g. to stop heavy menstrual bleeding or for endometriosis. If you are in doubt about your prescription of norethisterone, your pharmacist and doctor can give you more details. ...Read more

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I've stopped taking norethisterone aftr 5 days, but there is still no sign of blood or bleeding. Pls advice?

I've stopped taking norethisterone aftr 5 days, but there is still no sign of blood or bleeding. Pls advice?

Estrogen status?: This will usually cause a withdrawal bleed if there is adequate estrogen. Difficult to explain without knowing more. For example, have you had menstrual periods in the past etc. ...Read more

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Will norethisterone stop period once it starts-have been taking 4 2 days but feel period is coming (due sat/sun). If I continue pills will it stop it?

Will norethisterone stop period once it starts-have been taking 4 2 days but feel period is coming (due sat/sun). If I continue pills will it stop it?

Typically: We can not always predict exactly what I going to happen with Progesterone use. Sometimes it depends on why you are using it. It is not particularly typical to prescribe it days before someone is due to start their cycle. The pills will try and stop your period. Your uterus thinks its time for one. Only one will win. ...Read more

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Have been taking norethisterone to stop bleeding after my copper coil fell out. Its been over a week now and I am still bleeding heavy is this normal?

Have been taking norethisterone to stop bleeding after my copper coil fell out. Its been over a week now and I am still bleeding heavy is this normal?

Call your doc.: Bleeding for more than 7 days, means you need to call your doc to find out what to do next, or if you need to get seen. No one can predict the effect of hormones on periods exactly the first time you have been tried on them. So, since this is not working, you need to try something else. ...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 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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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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I am taking norethisterone to help stop vaginal bleeding. Been bleeding for 3 months now! How long does it take to work?

I am taking norethisterone to help stop vaginal bleeding. Been bleeding for 3 months now! How long does it take to work?

Daily bleeding x3mo?: Sounds like a Gynecologic evaluation is overdue. By the way, is the Norethisterone a shot, an OTC supplement, part of your contraceptive, or a prescription? ...Read more

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Will taking aygestin (norethindrone) stop me from having a period?

Will taking aygestin (norethindrone) stop me from having a period?

Maybe: Some women don't bleed on it while some do and others have constant bleeding -- it varies. The dose matters, too. ...Read more

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How long does bleeding last after taking norethindrone for endometrail thickening?

How long does bleeding last after taking norethindrone for endometrail thickening?

I assume u mean: A withdrawl period, should last anywhere from 3-7 days but your gyn who gave you the meds should ahve expalined all of that to u and if you have any? S about that u should be asking your gyn, that is your gyn's job to treat you and answer any? S u may have like I do every day, multiple times per day with my pts. ...Read more

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Will I ovulate 2 weeks after stopping taking norethisterone and having my delayed period?

Will I ovulate 2 weeks after stopping taking norethisterone and having my delayed period?

Roughly yes: In reproductive medicine, when a patient stops a progesterone of any type we use three days as "artificial" cycle day one. So in theory, you shoul ovulate 17 days after your last dose. Hope that helps. ...Read more