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Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Norlutate (Overview)

Norlutate is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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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

Dr. Linda Callaghan
56 doctors shared insights

Norlutate (Overview)

Norlutate is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What when you are prescribe norethindrone for 5mg for 10 day and when you stop is the same time you are suppose to get regular period. Will i've withdrawal bleeding then start my regular mense later?

What when you are prescribe norethindrone for 5mg for 10 day and when you stop is the same time you are suppose to get regular period. Will i've withdrawal bleeding then start my regular mense later?

Confusing question: You, if i understand the question, will have withdrawel bleeding after you finish the norethindrone. Why is it being used? Your "regular" period may or may not occur as you normally expect it. ...Read more

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What if i skip oc pills as a treatment prescribed by my doctor for degenerative fibroid? I have degenerative fibroid.I'm married woman of 32 years.My doc has given me lo loestrin(1/10 mcg of norethindrone and ethinyl esradiol and 10 mcg of ethinyl estradi

What if i skip oc pills as a treatment prescribed by my doctor for degenerative fibroid? I have degenerative fibroid.I'm married woman of 32 years.My doc has given me lo loestrin(1/10 mcg of norethindrone and ethinyl esradiol and 10 mcg of ethinyl estradi

Fibroids : Fibroids are very common and they can cause many symptoms such as abnormal bleeding, pain, pelvic pressure, and infertility or miscarriage. Fibroids are also very controversial in how much they contribute to these conditions as women with fibroids can have no symptoms at all. Fibroids usually shrink after menopause when your reproductive hormone levels fall. Ask 10 doctors what to do with fibroids and you will get several different answers. We all probably agree that when the symptoms are significant and we cannot find another cause then surgery is helpful. We sometimes remove just the fibroids (myomectomy), shrink or stabilize them them medically (bcp, gnrh agonists, progesterone) or radical surgery (hysterectomy). Sometime size alone is a reason to operate. If you are younger and the size is larger and getting larger, then myomectomy may be indicated just for size. We also worry more about possible cancer if the growth rate is very rapid. The decision regarding which therapy has to do with your life goals and medical condition. If yo want more children then hysterectomy is obviously not a good option. Medical therapy sometime works but some of the medications have side effects. A degenerative fibroid means that the tissue has died and it is regressing. Degenerative fibroids can be very painful. Your does not seems to be causing symptoms. You need to work with your physician to understand why he/she suggested the pill. If you are worried about the side effects of the medication then you may be better served with another approach. I do not think it wise to stop the medication without talking with your doctor who knows why they choose the treatment that you are on. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Are femara (letrozole) and norethindrone used for stage 4 endometriosis?

Are femara (letrozole) and norethindrone used for stage 4 endometriosis?

Not very successfull: No medical treatment has ever been shown to be effective in treating stage IV endo. This stage means that there is deeply invasive endo usually between the rectum and vagina or cervix. Endo nodules are by definition deeper than 5mm, and the hormones can't penetrate well and they don't respond. You need a surgeon very experienced in complex procedures to remove the endo. ...Read more

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Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

EC: Although there are at least a dozen types of birth control pills that can be dosed as an emergency contraceptive, I can find no source that includes Loestrin among them. Perhaps someone else has a regimen, but I recommend getting Plan B or the like to ensure you get the maximum benefit. ...Read more

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I'm taking norethindrone 5mg for 10 to reverse endometrium thickening. If this doesn't wok her will do a d&c. Do the pill normally work?

I'm taking norethindrone 5mg for 10 to reverse endometrium thickening. If this doesn't wok her will do a d&c. Do the pill normally work?

Hopefully you had: An endometrial biopsy so u know if the thickening is normal or not, before you started the medicine, I do not know your specific situatiuon but that is what i would do to my patients, I do hysteroscopies, biopsies and d&cs in my offcie, hopefully yuor doc does those in her office, a real shame and much more expensive and more hassel for you and her if u have to do it in the hospital or surg center. ...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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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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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

Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

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