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Doctor insights on: Switching From Micronor To Microgynon

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Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Micronor (Definition)

Micronor is a single phase contraceptive which is a kind of oral contraceptive (women's ...Read more


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I took microgynon then micronor (norethindrone). Changed to Depo-Provera provera instead not near my period. Do I need extra precautions for 7 or 14 days?

I took microgynon then micronor (norethindrone). Changed to Depo-Provera provera instead not near my period. Do I need extra precautions for 7 or 14 days?

No: If you have been taking these hormonal contraceptive methods as prescribed, then you have continuously suppressed your ovaries from ovulating appropriately. Changing from one form of hormonal contraception to another does not put you at increased risk for pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if I switch from ortho tri-cyclen to micronor, (norethindrone) will my acne come back?

Can you tell me if I switch from ortho tri-cyclen to micronor, (norethindrone) will my acne come back?

Possibly so: Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only medicine and you are more likely to have acne with it vs. The other BCP. Doesn't mean however that you will. It might be worth a try. ...Read more

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In micronor effective after 12 months?

In micronor effective after 12 months?

Should be fine: If you're asking whether the medication would expire in 12 months time, then no it would still be effective to take.
If you're asking whether the medication continues to be effective after 12 months, the the answer is yes.
Micronor is quite effective for birth control overall and generally well tolerated. ...Read more

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Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 1 hour before micronor?

Can I take Zantac (ranitidine) 1 hour before micronor?

Zantac (ranitidine): You may take zantac (ranitidine) an hour before micronor without interference. ...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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What are micronor (norethindrone) side effects?

What are micronor (norethindrone) side effects?

Minor: Micronor (norethindrone) is a Progesterone only contraceptive. Se are rare but could be similar to the pms time of your cycle, such as bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, headache, acne, or weight gain. It is not quite as effective as the pills containing estrogen but is often used when estrogen needs to be avoided, such as breast-feeding, migraines, or clotting history. ...Read more

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What's the side effects of using micronor (norethindrone)?

What's the side effects of using micronor (norethindrone)?

Possible bleeding: Most birth controll pills contain both estrogen and Progesterone which is how the pills help establish a balance and thus, facilitate the regulation of menstruation. Micronor (norethindrone) only contains progsterone, and is used for patients who may have contraindications to estrogen or for breastfeeding patients (estrogen drys up milk production). Therefore, expect some spotting to irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

Progestin related: Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only birth control pill and therefore common side effects include breast tenderness; changes in menstrual flow, including breakthrough bleeding or spotting; dizziness; headache; nausea. The unpredictable irregular bleeding is the most bothersome to most people. ...Read more

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Are you suppose to get a period on micronor (norethindrone)?

Are you suppose to get a period on micronor (norethindrone)?

Micronor, (norethindrone) Period: Micronor (norethindrone) is a mini pill and has progersterone only. It is usually prescribed while a woman is breastfeeding and therefore a woman may not have any periods while taking it. If a woman takes micronor (norethindrone) under other circumstances, they may have extra breakthrough bleeding. ...Read more

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Are you suppose to get period on micronor (norethindrone)?

Are you suppose to get period on micronor (norethindrone)?

Kindof: Women using micronor (norethindrone) as their chosen method of contraception have reported episodes of bleeding more commonly than birth control pills containing an estrogen. ...Read more

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Are you suppose to get your period on micronor (norethindrone)?

Are you suppose to get your period on micronor (norethindrone)?

No: It is a type of birth control pill, and you should not be getting your period while on this pill. It actually is a Progesterone only pill and inhibits the lining from forming so there really should not be a lot of lining to shed anyway. All bodies tolerate each medication differently however. ...Read more

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Does micronor (norethindrone) help perimenopause?

Does micronor (norethindrone) help perimenopause?

Doubtful: Micronor (norethindrone) is a Progesterone only birth control pill. As such it would not be effective at regulation the cycle. It would not offer any support for the falling estrogen levels associated with the perimenopause. ...Read more

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Does the birth control micronor-28 make you gain weight?

Does the birth control micronor-28 make you gain weight?

No: No birth control pill has ever been definitively linked to weight gain, although some women do seem to gain weight suddenly while on the pill. ...Read more

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Will the birth control micronor-28 cause you to gain weight?

Will the birth control micronor-28 cause you to gain weight?

Yes and no: Pills cause some water retention and you may gain a pound or two
if you are gaining more than that then it is not pills. ...Read more

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Is micronor (norethindrone) good for people entering their premenopausal stage?

Is micronor (norethindrone) good for people entering their premenopausal stage?

Yes: Micronor (norethindrone) is a good option for anyone who wants an oral contraception and who can't take estrogen or the regular birth control pill. Perimenopausal women def need to continue to use birth control. ...Read more

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Is micronor (norethindrone) good for people entering their pre-menopausal stage?

Is micronor (norethindrone) good for people entering their pre-menopausal stage?

Yes: Miconor is also known as the "mini pill" for birth control as it does not contain any estrogen. For a smoking woman 35 years or older, miconor would be a good birth control pill choice. There is no improvement of menopausal symptoms with micronor (norethindrone). It's usefulness usually leads to use as a birth control pill for nursing mothers as well as to regulate periods. ...Read more

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Is micronor (norethindrone) a good choice when entering their premenopausal stage?

Is micronor (norethindrone) a good choice when entering their premenopausal stage?

Micronor (norethindrone) Contracepti: Micronor (norethindrone) is the mini pill and has Progesterone only as compared to other birth control pills that have estrogen and progesterone. Micronor (norethindrone) has a higher failure rate for contraception than other pills and hormonally may not provide you with relief of any menopausal symptoms. It does provide contraception and is a viable option, but if y9ou have menopausal symptoms, consider something else. ...Read more

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I was on ortho micronor from 1/23/17 til 2/19/17 and was wondering how long it will take for me to get pregnant?

I was on ortho micronor from 1/23/17 til 2/19/17 and was wondering how long it will take for me to get pregnant?

Short half life: Progesterone only birth control pills have a very short half life meaning they are out of your system shortly after you stop taking them. Within about one week one returns to their normal baseline fertility. We can not predict how fast an individual will get pregnant as that depends on your baseline fertility ...Read more

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I have stopped taking Micronor 13 days ago. I've been experiencing pregnancy symptoms, but have had 3 negative test. Are these symptoms from the pill?

I have stopped taking Micronor 13 days ago. I've been experiencing pregnancy symptoms, but have had 3 negative test. Are these symptoms from the pill?

Sounds like no: If your pregnancy symptoms were caused by pregnancy then that implies that your pregnancy hormones would be high enough for detection by a pregnancy test. Since your tests are negative that is not likely. If you do not want to be pregnant consider restarting your birth control. ...Read more

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On mini pill (micronor) for 10 mos now. 3 mos ago got period 4 x in 2 mos. (every other wk) last mo. Was really light. Now light brown period for 3day?

Might be normal: I would check a pregnancy test, but it sounds like a normal side effect of the pill. Cycles can be very irregular. If you are seeking regularity and there are no contraindications a BCP containing estrogens might be an option for you ...Read more

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Can micronor (norethindrone) cause headaches and migraines?

Can micronor (norethindrone) cause headaches and migraines?

Yes: Micronor (norethindrone progestin -only medication) common sides effects include headaches, dizziness, nausea, breast tenderness. If headaches persist see your doctor for re-evaluation and possible use of a different medication. Some studies report increased headaches in users of progestin-only oral contraceptives. Always remember to practice safe sex, . Use condoms. Take care. ...Read more

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Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill?

Bleeding whilst on micronor (norethindrone) contraceptive pill?

Progesterone: As with all progesterone contraceptive abnormal vaginal bleeding is a major side effect. Bleeding every day or no bleeding at all, or anything in between, can happen with micronor (norethindrone) or any progesterone only contraception. ...Read more

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Are all the ortho micronor (norethindrone) pills alike?

Are all the ortho micronor (norethindrone) pills alike?

Supposedly: However, while the generics are supposedly alike are definately tolerated differently by the same patient so there are some differences. I sometimes have to specify a specific generic that is tolerated so the brand of generic is not changed each month or so. ...Read more

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When do I need to start ortho micronor (norethindrone)?

After neg. Preg. Tes: Once you are assured that you aren't pregnant, you can start the progestin only pill. Don't forget take it the same time everyday. ...Read more

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I've been on micronor (norethindrone) for 3 mos, I haven't taken it for two days. Can I get pregnant?

Yes!!!: Yes, you can get pregnant if you stop taking your birth control pills. You can also get pregnant if you don't take them as directed, which is usually once daily, approximately 24 hours apart. Check out http://www. Webmd. Com/sex/birth-control/forgot-to-take-your-birth-control-pills for what to do should you forget to take a pill or more. Btw, birth control pills don't prevent stds. Only condoms do. ...Read more

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I'm on the Micronor (norethindrone) pill, have been irregular for the past week. I had unprotected sex. I had 2 pills before sex to make up, am I safe? What do I do

I'm on the Micronor (norethindrone) pill, have been irregular for the past week. I had unprotected sex. I had 2 pills before sex to make up, am I safe? What do I do

Take Plan B: Micronor (norethindrone) is most effective if you are also breast-feeding. If you are missing pills (and not taking them at around the same time every day) your chances of pregnancy are increased and its recommended that you use a back-up method such as condoms to prevent pregnancy. Taking 2 pills in one day will work if you only missed one pill the day before but if you have missed more than that it may not. ...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