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Norethisterone is a female hormone tablet used to control, regulate or delay a woman’s menstrual cycle. It can also be used to treat premenstrual tension (PMT), as well as more serious conditions like endometriosis and breast cancer, making it a highly effective, multi-use drug.


What is Norethisterone? 


Norethisterone is a hormone tablet or a contraception pill that’s available in low and high dose formulations. It is also called as norethindrone and can be taken to treat abnormal periods or bleeding and to change a woman’s life by bringing her a normal menstrual cycle and balance while undergoing menopausal stage. Norethindrone also helps determine if the body is producing natural female substance or hormone that affects the uterus. Norethindrone is classified as type of medicine called progestins, which causes the lining of the uterus to change and produce hormones related to woman’s menstrual cycle 


Norethisterone or often referred to as the “mini-pill” can be ingested in the form of a tablet or liquid through injection. It was first introduced in a combination of estrogen to prevent pregnancy in 1963 and had been widely prescribed medication in the U.S. Norethisterone is classified as a second-generation progestin, alongside levonorgestrel and its derivatives, and is the active form of several other progestins including norethynodrel and lynestrenol.


Norethisterone is recommended by doctors if you have a skin condition or dermatitis that may be linked with your menstrual cycle, which causes red, swollen, and sore skin. It also helps regulate the menstrual cycle while the body is adjusting to birth control medications and reduce the pain associated with it. 


How does Norethisterone work?


Norethindrone is an effective method that prevents pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg during ovulation. It keeps the hormone steady while it changes the lining of the uterus to prevent the sperm from reaching the egg and therefore preventing the egg to fertilized and implant itself in the uterus. 



Is Norethisterone Tablet available as Over-the-Counter medicine?


Norethindrone should be prescribed by a licensed doctor since special precautions should be followed before taking it. For instance, you can be allergic to norethindrone, so it would be safe to visit your doctor for a proper prescription. If you want a hassle-free transaction, you can get an online consultation before you start any birth-control medication. if you have a history of high blood pressure, you may need to visit a healthcare professional since Norethindrone can increase your blood pressure. 



Who can and can’t take Norethisterone?


The norethisterone 10mg dosage has been linked to hepatic veno-occlusive disease, a type of liver disease, which could have an adverse effect to the patient. Norethisterone has been associated with less than a year survival transplantation to patients undergoing allogeneic bone marrow transplantation, and therefore not recommended for them.


The Norethisterone is not suitable for all women, so if you have the following or had them before, your doctor may suggest you avoid taking the medicine.

  • Breast cancer
  • weight loss surgery
  • irregular or missed dose (should be at least 24 hour apart from your last take)
  • Uterine bleeding
  • Tuberculosis, HIV or AIDS, or seizures


What are the benefits of using Norethisterone? 


Women who are not ready to rare a child, Norethindrone is a safe method to prevent pregnancy. It also treats amenorrhea, the absence of menstrual period, and endometriosis, the irregularity of women’s menstrual cycle caused by hormonal imbalance.


What are the side-effects of using Norethisterone? 


Like any other medicines, Norethisterone has its share of side effects. The very common is the sign of an allergic reaction. You should seek professional care if you experience difficulty in breathing, swelling of lips, face, tongue, and throat. Other common side effects that you should be aware of are the following:


  • irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • headache
  • breast pain or swelling
  • stomach pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting
  • hair loss
  • depressed mood, trouble sleeping
  • weight gain
  • vaginal itching or discharge.


If you notice any of these signs, stop taking the medicine and immediately consult your doctor for advice. 


How do you take Norethisterone? 


Upon the doctor’s prescription, you will get a list of instructions as a guide on how you should take the Norethisterone. Read the instructions carefully and make sure that you understand and follow them for more effective results. Do not hesitate to ask your doctor if you need some clarifications or any detail that might be important when you take the pills.


Patients are usually instructed to take this medicine orally, once every day. You can choose to take it in the morning or after dinner, which also helps you avoid having an upset stomach or nausea. You can pick any time that is easier for you to remember to avoid missing your daily dose.  It is very important that you take this medication at the same time each day with 24 hours apart.


If you forget to take your dose, take the missed dose as soon as you remember it. However, if it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed dose and continue your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for a missed one.


What is the right dosage of Norethisterone? 


Norethisterone comes in different dosages depending on what kind of treatment you need.

  • 5mg is the lowest dosage that is a 6.5mm round tablet.
  • 10mg is given for the treatment of secondary amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance.
  • 15mg is the maximum dosage that is used to treat endometriosis.


Norethisterone is rapidly and completely absorbed between 1 – 3 hours after oral administration. It is mainly absorbed in the liver and about 60% of the absorbed dose is excreted through urine or feces.


Are there other alternatives to Norethisterone? 

Depending on your condition, especially if you’re one of the people who can’t take Norethisterone due to a number of health reasons. There are different brand names of Norethisterone.

Below, you’ll find other alternatives brand name of Norethisterone: 

  • Sysron N Tablet
  • Cycloreg
  • Mensil N Tablet
  • Postpon Tablet
  • Regestrone Tablet
  • Norgest Tablet
  • Amenova Tablet
  • Gynaset Tablet
  • Primolut Tablet
  • Regulate Tablet


Where can you purchase Norethisterone?


Norethisterone is available in most local pharmacies where you can buy them as long as you have a prescription signed by a doctor. But to avoid going out especially now that there is a pandemic, you can always buy them online. There are online clinics that can connect you to professional healthcare who can provide you online consultation by simply filling out a brief assessment form. They will shortly review the questionnaire whether it is safe for you to take the Norethisterone or not. They will soon give you the prescription to allow you to buy the medicine. Then you can find a virtual pharmacy store where you can order your medicine and deliver them to your doorstep.

Please note: this page is only to be used as a reference of our price for this medication. If you are approved for Women’s Health medication, you will be offered treatment for you and the prescriber to jointly consider. However, the final decision will always be the prescriber's.
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