NORETHINDRONE (CONTRACEPTIVE) - ORAL
Common Brand Name(s): Micronor, Nor-Q-D
Phonetic Pronunciation: (nor-ETH-in-drone)
Information last revised May 2010
What does NORETHINDRONE (CONTRACEPT)-PO look like?
Nor-QD 0.35 mg Tab
Errin 0.35 mg Tab
Ortho Micronor 0.35 mg Tab
Jolivette 0.35 mg Tab
Camila 0.35 mg Tab
Nora-BE 0.35 mg Tab
This medication is used to prevent pregnancy. It is often referred to as the "mini-pill" because it does not contain any estrogen. Norethindrone (a form of progestin) is a hormone that prevents pregnancy by changing the womb and cervical mucus to make it more difficult for an egg to meet sperm (fertilization) or for the fertilized egg to attach to the wall of the womb (implantation). Regular use of the "mini-pill" prevents the release of an egg (ovulation) in about half of the women who use it. While the "mini-pill" is more effective than certain other methods of birth control (e.g., condoms, cervical cap, diaphragm), it is less effective than estrogen/progestin birth control because it does not consistently prevent ovulation. It is usually used by women who cannot take estrogen. For the most effective benefit, it is very important to take this medication exactly as prescribed. Using this medication does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases (e.g., HIV, gonorrhea).
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