When can you have sex without a condom after starting ortho micronor (norethindrone)?

2-4 weeks. Oral contraceptives work by preventing ovulation, and it is felt to take at least 2 weeks to be effective in preventing pregnancy. I usually recommend waiting one whole menstrual cycle before considering yourself protected to be on the safer side. Also, remember that oral contraceptive pills do not protect against sexually transmitted infections, so you may continue to need condoms as well.

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I have been on trivora 28 (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) for 2 wk is it safe enough to have sex without a condom?

Maybe. If you started the pill on the first day of your period, then you are protected. If you started it on a sunday, then you need to use a condom or some other back up method until the pack is finished and you start the next pack. Read more...

Been heavy bleeding nearly 3wks on ortho micronor (norethindrone). Stopped pills today. How long does it take for bleeding to stop?

Breakthrough bleed. Breakthrough bleeding (bleeding at the wrong time) is very common on birth control. It happens in about 1/3 of users. Its no big deal and usually self corrects over time. If you are not satisfied or it continues to happen then consider using a different birth control method. It is a common side effect and does not mean something is wrong or that the pill is not working. Read more...

I am stopping ortho micronor (norethindrone) and still am bleeding after. Week. Is this normal?

Not unusual. Not unusual on stopping a progesterone like Ortho Micronor (norethindrone). If the bleeding continues consult your physician. He or she may consider a short course of an estrogen or discus other options depending on the reason you decided to stop the Ortho Micronor (norethindrone). Read more...

When I m on ortho micronor (norethindrone) will my period stop completely if I take it the same time every day?

Progesterone only. Progesterone only contraception have as the major side effect abnormal bleeding. This could mean anything from bleeding every day to no bleeding at all. The bleeding pattern is patient dependant and varies widely. . Read more...

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...