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What is Norethindrone/Norethisterone 5mg used for?

Norethindrone/Norethisterone 5mg is a progestin that is used to treat menstrual disorders in women. It restores menstruation in women suffering from amenorrhea. It is also used in the treatment of endometriosis. Besides, Norethindrone or Norethisterone helps control abnormal uterine bleeding caused by hormonal imbalance. This medicine may also be used to treat other conditions as determined by your doctor.

What are the side effects of Norethindrone/Norethisterone 5mg?

Like other medicines, Norethindrone/Norethisterone 5mg can cause some side effects. If they do occur, the side effects of Norethindrone/Norethisterone are most likely to be minor and temporary. However, some may be serious and may require the individual to inform the doctor or visit the nearest hospital immediately.

It is pertinent to note that side effects of Norethindrone/Norethisterone cannot be anticipated. If any of its side effects develop or change in intensity, the doctor should be informed as soon as possible.

Norethindrone/Norethisterone can cause side effects such as headache, mood swings, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weight gain or loss, acne, change in menstrual flow, and sleeplessness. Some of the serious side effects of this drug are chest pain, blurred vision, fainting, trouble breathing, and rash. This is not a complete list of all side effects. Do concur with your doctor and follow his directions completely when you are taking Norethindrone/Norethisterone.

What is the recommended dosage of Norethindrone/Norethisterone?

The dosage of Norethindrone/Norethisterone prescribed to each patient will vary. Always follow your physician’s instructions and/or the directions on the prescription drug label. The following dosage information includes the common dose of Norethindrone/Norethisterone. If your dose is different, do not follow the dosage described below unless your physician has approved.

The usual dosage of Norethindrone/Norethisterone is between 2.5 and 10 milligrams.Take this medication by mouth, along with food to prevent stomach upset.

What if you miss a dose of Norethindrone/Norethisterone?

If your physician has instructed or directed you to take Norethindrone/Norethisterone medication in a regular schedule and you have missed a dose of this medicine, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and go back to your regular dosing schedule. Do not double the doses unless otherwise directed.

What if you overdose on Norethindrone/Norethisterone?

Any medication taken in excess can have serious consequences. If you suspect an overdose of Norethindrone/Norethisterone, seek medical attention immediately. Some of the overdose symptoms of this drug are severe nausea and vomiting.

What other drugs could interact with Norethindrone/Norethisterone 5mg?

It may be noted that drugs other than those listed above may also interact with Norethindrone/Norethisterone.

Usually drug interactions occur when it is taken with another drug or with food. Before you take a medication for a particular ailment, you should inform the health expert about intake of any other medications including non-prescription medications, over-the-counter medicines that may increase the effect of Norethindrone/Norethisterone, and dietary supplements like vitamins, minerals and herbal, so that the doctor can warn you of any possible drug interactions.

Norethindrone/Norethisterone can interact with certain anti-seizure medicines and azole antifungal medicines.

Do let your doctor know if you smoke, consume alcohol or caffeinated drinks, or use illegal drugs as these may interfere with the action of your medication. Make sure to inform your doctor of any medical conditions you may have, or any family history of medical problems. Do not start or stop using any medicine without consulting your doctor.

What are the questions to ask your doctor before taking Norethindrone/Norethisterone 5mg tablet?

Is it possible for me to take Norethindrone/Norethisterone with other drugs?
Should certain beverages, foods, and other products be avoided when I take Norethindrone/Norethisterone?
What are the possible drug interactions of Norethindrone/Norethisterone?
How will Norethindrone/Norethisterone work in my body?
How should Norethindrone/Norethisterone be taken?
How to reduce the risk of Norethindrone/Norethisterone drug interactions and side effects?


The health and medical information provided here is intended to supplement and not substitute for the expertise and judgment of your physician, pharmacists, or other health care professional. Before taking Norethindrone/Norethisterone, inform your doctor if you have a history of epilepsy, high cholesterol, diabetes, asthma, and heart or kidney problem. Do not take Norethindrone/Norethisterone if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. Also, it is best to avoid the drug while breastfeeding. Limit alcoholic beverages. As this drug may cause dizziness, exercise caution while driving or performing any activity that requires alertness.


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