Micronor Norethindrone and/or alternatives
Micronor 28 Day 0.35mgManufacturer: Janssen-Cilag Ltd Source Country : Canada
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Errin 0.35mgGeneric Alternative to Micronor 0.35mg
Manufacturer: Teva Pharm, USA Source Country : United States
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Description of Micronor
Micronor is an oral contraceptive containing Norethindrone as its active ingredient. You can buy Micronor in the form of oral tablets, containing 0.35mg of Norethindrone Acetate. The tablets also contains inactive ingredients including povidone, magnesium stearate, lactose and corn starch.
Indications & Dosage of Micronor
Micronor is used by women for the prevention of unwanted pregnancy. Since it does not have any estrogen, it can also be referred to as a ‘mini-pill’. Norethindrone is a progestin hormone that prevents a woman from becoming pregnant by changing her womb lining and cervical mucus, so that the egg does not meet the sperm, fertilization does not take place, and a fertilized egg does not get attached to the womb lining. Usually, Micronor is prescribed to women who are not able to take estrogen. This drug can also be used for decreasing blood loss and pain during menstrual periods, and also to maintain regularity of periods.
You can take one Micronor tablet every day. To achieve maximum effectiveness, take the tablet at the same time each day. You will need to take the tablets continuously, without maintaining gap between the pill packs.
Side Effects & Interactions of Micronor
Your periods may become irregular, longer or shorter in duration, lighter or heavier than normal. You may also notice some spotting in between your periods. Other common side effects associated with Micronor include tiredness, weight gain, headache, hair loss, , bloating, oily scalp, acne, stomach cramping, decreased breast size, dizziness, breast tenderness, vomiting or nausea. These symptoms are experienced only during the first 1-2 months of starting Micronor. However, inform your doctor without fail if any of these persist or worsen, or if you miss two periods in a row.
Some serious side effects that women using Micronor may suffer from include swelling of the ankles or feet, depression, unwanted facial or body hair, sudden dizziness or fainting, cough with blood, pain, warmth or swelling in the groin or calf, slurred speech, worsened migraines, dark urine, breast lumps, severe stomach, pelvic or abdominal pain or weakness on one side of the body.
Some of the drugs that may interact adversely with Micronor include:
- Rifamycins (e.g. rifampin)
- Anti-seizure drugs (e.g. carbamazepine)
- Tetracyclines (e.g. doxycycline)
- Drugs that speed up gut movements (e.g. metoclopramide)
- Drugs such as acitretin, isotretinoin and troleandomycin
- Azole antifungals (e.g. ketoconazole)
- Barbiturates (e.g. Phenobarbital)
- Hydantoins (e.g. phenytoin)
- HIV protease inhibitors (e.g. ritonavir)
- Beta-adrenergic blockers (e.g. metoprolol
- Corticosteroids (e.g. prednisone)
Warnings & Precautions of Micronor
Your doctor will not recommend you to buy Micronor if you have breast cancer, unexplained vaginal bleeding, liver problem (such as liver tumor), high blood pressure, heart disease, diabetes, migraine headaches or jaundice.
Using tobacco or smoking cigarettes while using a hormonal contraceptive increases your risks of having a stroke or a heart problem. Your doctor will advise you to stop using these during Micronor treatment, especially if you are over 35 years of age or if you smoke more than 15 cigarettes per day.
Micronor may pass into breast milk and may cause harm to the nursing infant. Therefore, this contraceptive pill is not recommended to be used by breastfeeding mothers.