|(nor eth IN
|Aygestin®; Micronor®; Nor-QD®|
|What key warnings should I know about before taking this
- This medication should not be used during the first four months of
pregnancy. Progestins may cause birth defects to your unborn child. Contact your
healthcare provider if you think you may be
|Reasons not to take this medicine|
- If you have an allergy to norethindrone or any other part of the
- If you have any of the following conditions: A history of blood clots,
severe liver disease, breast cancer, unexplained vaginal
|What is this medicine used for?|
- This medicine is used for the treatment of abnormal uterine bleeding
due to hormonal imbalance or amenorrhea (no period) where no other cause is
- It is also used to treat
|How does it work?|
- Progestins are produced by the body and are used by the body for
development of milk-producing glands and for maintenance of the menstrual cycle.
It changes the endometrium.
|How is it best taken?|
- Take the tablet with or without food. Take with food if this medicine
causes an upset stomach.
|What do I do if I miss a dose?|
- Take a missed dose as soon as possible.
- If it is almost time for the next dose, skip the missed one. Return to
your regular schedule.
- Do not take a double dose or extra
|What are the precautions when taking this
- Tell healthcare provider if you have had a history of blood clots in
legs, arms or lungs or a history of a stroke.
- Tell healthcare provider if you have breast or any genital cancers.
- Tell healthcare provider if you have diabetes or lipid (cholesterol)
- Tell healthcare provider if you are allergic to any medicine. Make
sure to tell about the allergy and how it affected you. This includes telling
about rash; hives; itching; shortness of breath; wheezing; cough; swelling of
face, lips, tongue, throat; or any other symptoms involved.
- Do not use in pregnancy and do not get pregnant. Use birth control
that you can trust during and for 1 month after therapy.
- Tell healthcare provider if you are
|What are the common side effects of this
- Headache. Mild pain medicine may help.
- Nausea. Small frequent meals, frequent mouth care, sucking hard candy,
or chewing gum may help.
- Swelling or bloated feeling.
- Changes in vaginal bleeding.
- Breast tenderness.
|What should I monitor?|
- Follow up with healthcare
|Reasons to call healthcare provider
- Signs of a life-threatening reaction. These include wheezing;
tightness in the chest; fever; itching; bad cough; blue skin color; fits;
swelling of face, lips, tongue, or throat.
- Swelling/pain of a leg or arm, sudden shortness of breath, difficulty
breathing, chest pain.
- Menstrual changes. This includes lots of bleeding, spotting, or
bleeding between cycles.
- Any rash.
|How should I store this medicine?|
- Store in a tight container at room
- Do not share your medicine with others and do not take anyone else's
- Keep all medicine out of the reach of children and pets.
- Keep a list of all your medicines (prescription, herbal/supplements,
vitamins, over-the-counter) with you. Give this list to healthcare provider
(doctor, nurse, pharmacist, physician assistant).
- Talk with healthcare provider before starting any new medicine,
including over-the-counter or natural products (herbs,
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