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Switching From Micronor To Microgynon
I changed from micronor on Sunday (three weeks into the pack) and took microgynon on Monday am I still protected against pregnancy?
Yes: Since you went directly from one to the other there is no lapse in coverage. ...Read more
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?
Can you tell me if I switch from ortho tri-cyclen to micronor, (norethindrone) will my acne come back?
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
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
What do you advise if I started taking micronor (norethindrone) and I've bled for three weeks and countingshould I try a new pill?
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
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
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
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
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
Possibly: It is a possible interaction. Please consult your GYN. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Chronic reflux. Afraid that Zantac (ranitidine) will reduce effect of micronor. But also worried that acid reflux will effect absorption of pill. Any suggestions?
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
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