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Nortrel 1 Medication
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
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I was recently switched from Nortrel to desetta and would like to know why that be?
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?
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
What is the breakthrough ovulation rate when taking nortrel (norethindrone/ethynl estradiol 1/35) consistently and with perfect use?
Very minimal: If you are very consistent taking the bcp the pg rate is only 1 to 2% at the very most. Of course if you are taking other meds or antibiotics the pill absorption is affected and increases the failure rate. ...Read more
I received a refill of my prescription of birth control. I typically receive Necon, however, this time I got Nortrel 1/35. Is this the same thing as Necon?
birth control question
Yes, if: Yes it is if the Necon was also a 35 microgram formulation pill. ...Read more
No: Vise versa, oral contraceptives may decrease omeprazole's effectiveness since increases clearance through liver. ...Read more
I am taking nortrel 1/35. The first month my period was only spotting for two days. This month i spotted day 1, red blood(but not heavy) for day2&3, day 4 brown spotting. Is this normal? Hpt all neg.
Abnormal bleeding: Use of oral contraceptives can take upto 3 months to get in a regular pattern so wait. ...Read more
Could i be pregnant can nortrel 1/35 cause missed periods? Im also concerned about maybe being pregnant its been a week and a half since i was to get my period but have not yet. Also thought that i could be pregnant but have taken 4 pregnancy tests last w
To answer your questions:
yes, nortrel 1/35 can cause missed periods. It has a low estrogen content so many women either experience very light periods or no periods while taking it.
As far as pregnancy testing goes, you can either take a home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come.
Have you had unprotected sex since stopping your birth control pills? If so, you could have become pregnant during one of these more recent encounters and the pregnancy testing you did will not be accurate.
If you are not pregnant and choose to restart your birth control pills, make sure you use a back-up method (such as a condom) for the first 7 days you are taking the pill.
I hope this helps! ...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"?
Emptying time: In general, 50% of stomach contents are emptied in about an hour after ingestion. So it is unlikely that the pill was vomited 4 hours later. So I would not count today as a "missed" day. ...Read more
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
Switching from Nortrel 777 birth control to Drospirenone. Been on Nortrel for 3 months. Another Doc on here just said it has higher risks. My Doc is switching me because of my age (37). Do I need to switch? Nortrel can make me moody, but works well.
Any pill can cause: No bleeding on your period, your health care provider should have mentioned that to u, if u are worried u can do a preg test to assure u are not preg. ...Read more
I am starting Nortrel the birth control pills but I am on my period so do I still start them today?
Birth control: Yes, You can start your pills today. The pill will still be effective. ...Read more