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Norethindrone

Norethindrone

Norethindrone, also referred to as the “mini-pill” because it only contains progestin, is an oral contraceptive pill. Norethindrone a good option for women who can’t take estrogen, and it may cause fewer side effects (e.g. bloating, mood swings, weight gain) compared to estrogen-containing pills.

Birth control type

Progestin-only Pill (POP / Mini-Pill)

Quantity

28 active

Price

$15/month or free with most insurance

Brand

Northstar Rx LLC

Equivalent medications

CamilaErrinNora-BeNorlydaTulana

Also known as

Deblitane, Heather, Jencycla, Jolivette, Lyza, Norlyroc, Ortho Micronor, Sharobel

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Birth control type

Progestin-only Pill (POP / Mini-Pill)

Quantity

28 active

Price

$15/month or free with most insurance

Brand

Northstar Rx LLC

Equivalent medications

CamilaErrinNora-BeNorlydaTulana

Also known as

Deblitane, Heather, Jencycla, Jolivette, Lyza, Norlyroc, Ortho Micronor, Sharobel

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FAQ

Does Norethindrone help with heavy periods?

If you are experiencing heavy periods or painful cramps, Norethindrone can make your symptoms less severe. Our doctors are here to help - if you have heavy periods, let us know in the consultation so our doctors can make sure you find the right fit.

Does Norethindrone make you gain weight?

Like most modern birth control pills, Norethindrone lacks estrogen levels that are high enough to cause weight gain. Abundant recent evidence shows that there is no causal link between modern birth control and weight gain (aside from the shot, Depo Provera). If weight gain is a concern for you or you experience it after starting birth control, reach out to us so our doctors can discuss your options with you.

Does Norethindrone help with acne?

Birth control has long been prescribed as treatment for acne. If acne is a concern for you, let us know in the consultation and our doctors will help you find the right brand for you.

How long after I start taking Norethindrone am I fully protected against pregnancy?

Norethindrone is effective 48 hours after you begin taking it. If you have vaginal sex within 48 hours of starting a progestin-only pill, you should use a back-up contraception (like condoms) to prevent pregnancy.

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