Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Nora Be Birth Control

nora be birth controlWhat is norethindrone?

Norethindrone is a form of progesterone, a female hormone.

Norethindrone is used for birth control (contraception) to prevent pregnancy.
This medication can cause birth defects in an unborn baby. Do not use if you are pregnant. Use a method of effective birth control, and tell your doctor if you become pregnant during treatment. Do not use this medication if you have any of the following conditions: a history of stroke, circulation problems, breast cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, liver disease, or if you recently had a spontaneous abortion or an abortionist. Follow your doctor's instructions.
This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use if pregnant. Tell your doctor immediately if you become pregnant. Do not use this medication if you are allergic to norethindrone, or if you have:
* history of stroke, blood clot, or circulation problems;
* breast cancer;
* abnormal vaginal bleeding, or
* If you have recently had a miscarriage or abortion abortionist.

Before using norethindrone, tell your doctor if you have any of these conditions.
Norethindrone can pass into breast milk.

How should I take norethindrone?

Take this medication exactly as prescribed. Follow your doctor's instructions.
What happens if I miss a dose? If it is almost time for your next dose, wait and take the medicine at the next regularly scheduled time.

What happens if I overdose?

Seek emergency medical attention if you think you have used too much medicine.
Do not smoke while using norethindrone, especially if you are over 35 years. Smoking can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack norethindrone derivatives.

Norethindrone does not protect you from sex-transmitted diseases - including HIV and AIDS.
What are the possible side effects of norethindrone? Stop using this medication and call your doctor immediately if you have any of these serious side effects:

* sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
* sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
* pain or swelling in one or both legs;
* migraines;
* swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain;
* symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, mood changes);
* acute pelvic pain;
* chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the arm or shoulder, nausea, sweating, feeling sick or
* nausea, stomach pain, low fever, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellow skin or eyes).

You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
What other drugs will affect norethindrone?

Some drugs can make norethindrone less effective, which can result in pregnancy.

This list is not all drugs that can interact with norethindrone, and there may be other drugs. This includes vitamins, minerals, herbal products, and drugs prescribed by other doctors.

* Your pharmacist has information about norethindrone. The product information contained herein may be time sensitive. Multum's drug information does not endorse drugs, diagnose patients or recommend therapy. If you have any questions about the drugs you are taking, check with your doctor, nurse or pharmacist.

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