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Drug Information

What is Norethisterone used for?

Norethisterone is used in the prevention of osteoporosis and unwanted pregnancy. It is also used in the treatment of the following conditions:

  • Painful periods
  • Heavy periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Breast cancer
  • Acne vulgaris

Norethisterone may also be prescribed for other conditions as determined by the doctor.

How does Norethisterone work?

Norethisterone belongs to the class of drugs called progestogens. This drug acts by binding to certain receptors and mimics the effects of the natural hormone progesterone. It acts by delaying the onset of periods and controlling abnormal bleeding. The contraceptive action is exhibited by binding to certain receptors and inhibiting the ovulation.

How to take Norethisterone?

The dosage and the drug form depend on the age, weight and medical condition of an individual. Take Norethisterone as prescribed by your doctor.

Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush or chew the tablet. Take Norethisterone tablet with or without food.

If you miss a dose of Norethisterone, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it is almost time for your next dose, then skip the missed dose and continue with your regular dosing schedule. Do not take a double dose to make up for the missed dose.

The overdose symptoms of Norethisterone include the following:

  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Breast enlargement
  • Vaginal bleeding

You must seek immediate medical care if you experience any of the above symptoms.

What are the drugs that interact with Norethisterone?

Drugs that interact with Norethisterone include the following:

  • Ampicillin
  • Aprepitant
  • Atorvastatin
  • Bosentan
  • Carbamazepine
  • Cyclosporine
  • Enalapril
  • Fosamprenavir
  • Lamotrigine
  • Methotrexate
  • Nelfinavir
  • Nevirapine
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Phenylbutazone
  • Phenytoin
  • Rifamycin
  • Sitaxsentan
  • Topiramate
This is not a comprehensive list of drug interactions. Consult your doctor to know more about other possible drug interactions.

What are the side effects of Norethisterone?

The following are the most common side effects of Norethisterone:

  • Weight loss
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Facial hair growth
  • Depression
  • Bulging of eyes
  • Weakness
  • Enlargement of breasts

The following are the severe side effects and you may require immediate medical attention:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Blurred vision
  • Chest pain
  • Yellowing of skin and eyes
  • Coughing up blood
  • Swelling of face, lips, tongue, hands and feet.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please consult your doctor to know more about other possible side effects.

What special precautions should be followed while taking Norethisterone?

  • Avoid using the medicine if you are allergic to Norethisterone or similar drugs.
  • Avoid smoking and consumption of alcohol as it may worsen the side effects of Norethisterone.
  • Do not drive or operate heavy machinery if Norethisterone causes dizziness or blurred vision.
  • Avoid Norethisterone during pregnancy or breastfeeding because the safe use of the drug is not yet established.
  • Do not exceed the dose more than what is prescribed.
  • Be cautious while taking Norethisterone if you have any kidney or liver impairment.
  • Keep the medication out of reach of children.
  • Avoid using Norethisterone if you are more than 65 years old.

You are advised not to take Norethisterone if:

  • it has passed the expiry date of the medicine printed on the pack.
  • the foil or packaging is torn or shows signs of tampering or there is discolouration.

What should you tell your doctor before taking Norethisterone?

  • Tell your doctor if you have any history of blood clot in veins of legs, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, brain stroke, diabetes, epidermal hyperplasia, high blood pressure, heart rhythm problems, asthma, epilepsy or depression.
  • Inform the doctor if you are taking any other drugs, OTC medications, herbal products or nutritional supplements.
  • Notify your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Inform your doctor about the usage of Norethisterone if you have any scheduled surgeries.

Frequently asked questions about Norethisterone

  1. How should Norethisterone be stored?
  2. Norethisterone tablets should be stored at room temperature (15 – 30O C) away from light, heat and moisture.

  3. What are the contraindications of Norethisterone?
  4. Norethisterone is contraindicated in patients with a severe liver disorder, vaginal bleeding, porphyria, pregnancy and deep vein thrombosis.

  5. Can I take Norethisterone if I am lactose intolerant?
  6. No, it is not advised to take Norethisterone if you are lactose intolerant. Please consult your doctor before taking the medication.

  7. Is it safe to stop taking Norethisterone if I feel better?
  8.     No, it is not advised to discontinue the medicine without doctor’s consent.
  9. What is the standard dose of Norethisterone?
  10. The standard dose of Norethisterone depends on the severity of the condition. Therefore, it is not advised to alter the dose of Norethisterone.


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