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. It also helps determine if the body is producing natural female substance or hormone that affects the uterus.
How does it 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.
How do you take it?
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.
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 are the benefits of using it?
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 it?
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
- breast pain or swelling
- stomach pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting
- hair loss
- depressed mood, trouble sleeping
- weight gain
- vaginal itching or discharge.