- What is norethindrone-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
- What brand names are available for norethindrone-oral?
- Is norethindrone-oral available as a generic drug?
- Do I need a prescription for norethindrone-oral?
- What are the side effects of norethindrone-oral?
- What is the dosage for norethindrone-oral?
- Which drugs or supplements interact with norethindrone-oral?
- Is norethindrone-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
- What else should I know about norethindrone-oral?
What is norethindrone-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Norethindrone is a man-made progestin used for treating abnormal uterine bleeding and related condtions (such as amenorrhea and endometriosis). Progestins are steroid hormones that have the same effect as progesterone. Norethindrone works by stopping gonadotropin production from the pituitary gland, leading to prevention of ovulation in females. The FDA approved norethindrone in April, 1982.
Which drugs or supplements interact with norethindrone-oral?
No drug-drug interactions have been conducted and established with norethindrone.
Is norethindrone-oral safe to take if I'm pregnant or breastfeeding?
Norethindrone is not recommended for pregnant mothers under any circumstances. Norethindrone may cause birth defects.
Norethindrone may enter in breast milk in trace amounts. It should be used with extreme caution in nursing mothers.
What else should I know about norethindrone-oral?
What preparations of norethindrone-oral are available?
Tablets: 5 mg tablets
How should I keep norethindrone-oral stored?
Store norethindrone tablets between temperatures of 20 C to 25 C (68 F to 77 F).
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