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Norethindrone is a mini pill you take daily, without a break, to prevent pregnancy. It’s a generic medication and may be cheaper than other mini pills.

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What is Norethindrone?

Norethindrone is a type of birth control pill called a “mini pill,” because it contains only one of the two hormones usually found in birth control. You’ll also see it called a “progestin-only pill,” or “POP” for short.

Because Norethindrone isn’t a “name brand,” it’s super cheap. (And isn’t any less effective compared to other mini pills.)

Norethindrone dosages can change depending on why you’re taking it. As a daily pill to prevent pregnancy, the dosage is 0.35mg. A higher dosage of norethindrone can be used to treat endometriosis.

Because Norethindrone doesn’t contain estrogen, you can take Norethindrone (and other progestin-only pills) while breastfeeding.

How does Norethindrone birth control work?

Norethindrone pills help prevent pregnancy in several ways. By making the mucus in your cervix thicker, so it’s hard for sperm to get through. By changing the lining of your uterus so a fertilized egg won’t attach. And by stopping ovulation (though this doesn’t happen 100% of the time).

The norethindrone mini pill won’t protect you from STIs, so get tested often and use condoms with new partners.

Take Norethindrone daily, at the same time of day. Like other progestin-only pills, Norethindrone does several different things to prevent pregnancy. It can stop ovulation in some women but this doesn’t happen 100% of the time, so the other ways are important too. Norethindrone makes the mucus in your cervix thicker, so it’s difficult for sperm to get through and fertilize an egg. Then, just in case, it also changes the lining of your uterus so that a fertilized egg can’t attach.

Is Norethindrone a generic pill?

Yes. Norethindrone is the name of the active ingredient, and when sold under this name is the generic form of the medication. It’s made by Mylan, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of generic medications.

Why pick a generic pill? Well, they’re usually cheaper than brand-name medications but are regulated by the FDA, so you know you’re getting the same active ingredients in the same amounts.

Other names for Norethindrone in the US include Nor-Qd, Nora-BE, Camila, Deblitane, Heather, Norlyda, Norlyroc, Tulana, Incassia, Jencycla, Jolivette, Lyza, Errin, Ortho Micronor, and Sharobel.

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How to take Norethindrone 0.35mg

A normal dose of norethindrone for daily birth control is 0.35mg (milligrams) or 35mcg (micrograms). You might see it written either way depending on the packaging of your medication.

Take your Norethindrone mini pill daily.

Most importantly, take it within the same three-hour window. The time you pick is up to you, but lunchtime is a good bet — you’ll want something that works for both weekdays and weekends.

Unlike combined pills, which can come with several days or a week of hormone-free placebo (or iron) pills, every pill in your Norethindrone pack has hormones. This means that when you finish one pack, you’ll start a new one the following day.

What if I miss a Norethindrone pill?

Hey, it happens. A Norethindrone missed pill isn’t the end of the world. Take your missed dose as soon as you can. If you’re taking it more than three hours late, use condoms for the next two days.

If you’re missing pills regularly, try setting an alarm on your phone. There are also birth control options that you don’t have to think about every day, like the contraceptive patch or ring.

How effective is Norethindrone?

In a perfect world, Norethindrone and other mini pills are 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. But sometimes life happens. You forget a pill, or wait too long to order a refill. Accounting for imperfect usage, Norethindrone is 91% effective.

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Norethindrone: FAQ

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What dosage are Norethindrone pills?

When taken daily as a hormonal birth control, Norethindrone comes in a 0.35mg tablet.

What else is Norethindrone used for?

Norethindrone can help with endometriosis when taken at a higher dose. This isn’t the same as using norethindrone for birth control. To treat endometriosis, 5mg of norethindrone is taken daily for six to nine months.

A higher dose of norethindrone can also be used to delay your period, or to help your cycle get back on track if you’ve stopped menstruating. Because a normal birth-control dose of norethindrone is only 0.35mg, you’ll want to talk to your doctor about a norethindrone prescription for period delay or restart.

Can Norethindrone help with acne?

Progestin-only pills rarely cause acne as a side effect but they don’t really help, either. Combined pills, which contain both estrogen and progestin, can be a better choice if you want help with acne. Tell the doctor about acne and any other concerns you have during your consultation, so you’ll get a recommendation that works best for you.

What happens if I stop taking Norethindrone?

Stopping Norethindrone ends your protection against pregnancy. Talk to your doctor if you want to stop taking your birth control pills.

What happens with my period when taking Norethindrone?

Many women experience a shorter, lighter flow or even no period when taking Norethindrone and other progestin-only pills. (That’s one of the reasons mini pills are popular!)

Make sure to tell the doctor during your consultation if you want to take Norethindrone to stop your period.

Can I take Norethindrone while breastfeeding?

Yes. Norethindrone and other progestin-only birth control pills are safe to use while breastfeeding. You can start taking Norethindrone six weeks after delivery if you’re fully breastfeeding or three weeks after delivery if you’re partially breastfeeding.

Does Norethindrone cause weight gain?

Weight changes are possible when taking the Norethindrone mini pill. Weight gain and weight loss are not common, but talk to your doctor if you experience significant weight changes while taking birth control.

Why should I buy Norethindrone with Treated?

Prescription. Subscription. That’s it. Treated is a simple way to get your birth control delivered to your door. Just start a consultation with one of the available doctors and you’ll get contraception recommendations tailored to your needs and lifestyle. Pick the pill you want and how often you want it and we’ll take care of the rest. No more doctor’s offices, phone calls, or long pharmacy lines.
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