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Nortrel 0 Medication
Same: Both are birth control pills that contain Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol. Each has a couple od different dosing formulas, both have the 1/35, nortrel has a .5/35 and orthonovum has a triphasic version meaning you get different levels of hormones for each week. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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I was recently switched from Nortrel to desetta and would like to know why that be?
I take Nortrel 28 day. I thought yesterday was Sunday and took my first pill from a new pack. What do I do now?
Don't worry: You started a new pack a day early. No worries. Just keep taking your pills every day (but a day early) for the rest of the month. You can start again on Sunday with your next pack. Best wishes! ...Read more
Dose may differ: With bc, original name is protected by a patent for a period of time.When that patent runs out, another drug company can make that same medicine with the same basic ingredients, but a different name.This is called a "generic" drug. The fda assumes that this medicine works the same, but blood levels may vary. Both necon&nortrel come in different doses e.g. 7/7/7 or 1/35--so Necon 1/35=nortrel 1/35. ...Read more
Switched me from Necon 1/35 to Nortrel 1/35. do i need extra protection this month? or am i still protected if in continue into Nortrel?
If Orth-Novum 1/35 and Nortrel 1/35 are the same then what's the point of switching me from one to the other?
My doctor didn't tell me y.
Ocps: I would ask but it is most likely due to cost to you of the medication. ...Read more
BCP: Best to consult your ob/gyn first.Get a more detailed answer ›
How long does it take to digest a combination BC pill like Nortrel? I threw up 4 hours after taking it. Is it considered "missed"?
Amongst these three birth controls, (yasmin, diane, and marvelon) which is similar does to nortrel?
Small differences: None of these are exactly the same as Nortrel but the differences may not be noticeable and at worst are small. Arguably Marvelon is most similar. ...Read more
I started bc (nortrel) about 4 or 5 days ago and am now experiencing queasiness (around food, or after eating it) and dark discharge. Is this normal?
I switched from nortrel 7/7/7 to Kariva and this is my first month on kariva, I'm on my placebo week with no period ?
Adjustment: It can take up to 3 months for your body to adjust to a change in birth control pills. Kariva is a very low dose pill with only 20 micrograms of estrogen so it does not stimulate much lining to grow and therefore makes periods VERY short and light. In some cases this means just spotting for a day and more frequent missed periods. The progestin gives you contraception and is still providing this. ...Read more