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What's the difference between Nortrel 1/35-28 And Desetta 1/35 I was recently switched from Nortrel to desetta and would like to know why that be?

What's the difference between 
Nortrel 1/35-28 
And 
Desetta 1/35 

I was recently switched from Nortrel to desetta and would like to know why that be?

Different name: Chemically these are the same thing. Desetta is a the generic form. Most likely your insurance covered one and not the other. They are the same thing so use the cheaper one. ...Read more

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What is the difference between nortrel and orthonovum?

What is the difference between nortrel and orthonovum?

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 more

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I take Nortrel 28 day. I thought yesterday was Sunday and took my first pill from a new pack. What do I do now?

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

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Are necon and nortrel the same?

Are necon and nortrel the same?

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

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Is ok to smoke hookah moderately while on nortrel?

Is ok to smoke hookah moderately while on nortrel?

No: Smoking is never healthy. Smoking while on birth control can increase risk for blood clots. It would be better not to smoke at all. ...Read more

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What is breakthrough bleeding? Taking nortrel currently and am curious

depends: Breakthrough bleeding is what occurs when a woman on the pill has bleeding when she is taking the active pills and should not bleed. She is said to have "break through" bleeding because the bleeding has broken through the control of the pill. ...Read more

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Can nortrel cause missed periods?

Can nortrel cause missed periods?

Nortrel: Any medication conatining Progesterone and estrogen can delay your period. They are components of oral contraceptives and can cause this effect. Always consider pregnancy even thoug taking any hormonal therapy if missed period or any other medical condition. ...Read more

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Can birth control pills (nortrel 1/35), cause heightened sense of smell?

Can birth control pills (nortrel 1/35), cause heightened sense of smell?

Sense of smell: Yes it is known that birth control pills can enhance the sense of smell. It may be due to an increase in Progesterone levels. ...Read more

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What is the breakthrough ovulation rate when taking nortrel (norethindrone/ethynl estradiol 1/35) consistently and with perfect use?

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

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Can Prilosec (omeprazole) make birth control pills (nortrel 1/35) less effective?

Can Prilosec (omeprazole) make birth control pills (nortrel 1/35) less effective?

No: Vise versa, oral contraceptives may decrease omeprazole's effectiveness since increases clearance through liver. ...Read more

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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

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 : 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

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How long after starting nortrel 777 -28 can I engage in sexual intercourse?

How long after starting nortrel 777 -28 can I engage in sexual intercourse?

Day 1 with backup: Just to be safe, use a "backup" method of contraception if you did not start the pill in the first 5 days of your new cycle so you won't have to "backdown" from intercourse. ...Read more

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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"?

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

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Amongst these three birth controls, (yasmin, diane, and marvelon) which is similar does to nortrel?

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

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Is it safe to take 4 nortrel birth control pills if that's what the dr prescribed?

Confirm with doctor: It would be best to ask the doctor who prescribed that medication for you. Confirm you are taking the medication as directed. Sometimes birth control is prescribed that way for emergency contraception or to stop irregular periods. ...Read more

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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 ?

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

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Can the birthcontrol pill nortrel cause no bleeding on my period ?

Can the birthcontrol  pill  nortrel  cause no  bleeding on my period ?

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