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norethindrone (oral - Camila, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, Nor QD, Nora-BE, Ortho Micronor, Incassia)

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Pharmacy Author: Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD Omudhome Ogbru, PharmD

Dr. Ogbru received his Doctorate in Pharmacy from the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy in 1995. He completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the University of Arizona/University Medical Center in 1996. He was a Professor of Pharmacy Practice and a Regional Clerkship Coordinator for the University of the Pacific School of Pharmacy from 1996-99.

Medical and Pharmacy Editor: Jay W. Marks, MD Jay W. Marks, MD

Jay W. Marks, MD, is a board-certified internist and gastroenterologist. He graduated from Yale University School of Medicine and trained in internal medicine and gastroenterology at UCLA/Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

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Norethindrone is a progestin that is used as an oral contraceptive.

What brand names are available for norethindrone birth control pill?

Brand names for norethindrone oral contraceptive include:

Camila Errin Heather Jencycla Nor QD Nora-BE Ortho Micronor Incassia Is norethindrone birth control pill available as a generic drug?

Yes

Do I need a prescription for norethindrone birth control pill?

Yes

Why is norethindrone birth control pill used?Norethindrone is used for the prevention of pregnancy. What are the side effects of norethindrone birth control pill?

Common side effects of norethindrone include:

Menstrual irregularity Frequent and irregular bleeding Headache Breast tenderness Nausea Dizziness

Other possible side effects of norethindrone include:

Long bleeding episodes Lack of menstruation Acne Hirsutism Weight gain Fatigue Edema Nervousness Pain in extremity Genital discharge Breast pain Menstruation delayed Suppressed lactation Vaginal bleeding Heavy menstruation Withdrawal bleeding

Possible serious side effects of norethindrone include:

Depression Serious allergic reactions Hepatitis Jaundice Ovarian cyst Ectopic pregnancy

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