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Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol

Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol is a combination birth control pill that uses two hormones to prevent pregnancy. Patients may notice other side effects related to their periods, including lighter flow and lessened menstrual cramps. If you are considering Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol as your primary birth control, we can help you get what you need. We have more than 100 brands of birth control for our customers to use. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol at special request, or can offer multiple generic equivalents:

Pirmella 1/35 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.

Balziva for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.

Necon .5/35 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.

Pirmella 7/7/7 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $25 without insurance.

FAQ

  • What Precautions Should I Be Aware of Before Taking Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol?

    Talk to your doctor about any allergies or sensitivities you have before taking Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol. They can identify any potential risks beforehand and may recommend different birth control for your needs. Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol is not meant to end a pregnancy and should not be taken if you are pregnant. If you become pregnant, stop taking Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol and consult your doctor.

  • What Are Some Known Side Effects of Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol?

    Every woman reacts to hormones differently, and you may experience a few side effects while taking Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol. A few common side effects that arise on this pill include changes in weight, bloating, breast tenderness, swelling of the ankles and feet, nausea, back pain, and moodiness. These should be mild and subside over time. Stop taking the medication if you experience more severe side effects like dizziness, difficulty breathing, chest pain, sudden heavy bleeding, slurred speech, abdominal pain, yellowing of the skin or eyes, and suicidal thoughts. Talk to your doctor immediately to find a better medication for you.

  • Is Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol Easy to Get?

    Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol is available in many pharmacies across the country and is covered by most health insurance plans. If your health insurance doesn't cover Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol, or if you don't have health insurance, we can help you get the birth control you need. Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol is prescription medication, and you need to see your doctor before they will approve this contraceptive option.

  • Important Information

    Alert your doctor to any medications that you are on are will be taking while on Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol. Medications can cancel each other out, rendering both ineffective. Not only does this increase your likelihood of getting pregnant, it can also leave other medical conditions untreated. Use backup birth control if you experience vomiting or diarrhea shortly after taking the pill. Stop taking Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol if these symptoms persist, as you may not be absorbing the hormones into your body. To reduce nausea symptoms, try taking Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol after dinner or before you go to sleep.

  • How Does Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol Work?

    Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol works three ways to prevent pregnancy: it prevents ovulation, lessens the uterine lining to prevent eggs from attaching, and thickens the cervical mucus to block sperm from passing through. When taking correctly, Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol is a highly effective form of birth control for most women. Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol is different from other daily pills in that there are no “reminder,” pills at the end of the month. Patient take 21 active pills (one per day) and then go off the pill for a week before starting a new pack. This option is only recommended for women who can remember to start their pills again after seven days.

  • How Can You Get Ortho-Novum 1/35?

    Ortho-Novum 1/35 needs to be prescribed by your doctor. After receiving a prescription, you can easily find it in most pharmacies. Ortho-Novum 1/35 is a fairly affordable birth control option, with some women paying as low as $4 (or even nothing at all) for their medication. Out of pocket, Ortho-Novum 1/35 should cost between $15 and $35, depending on where you go. Ortho-Novum 1/35 also has multiple generic options that all use norethindrone-ethinyl estradiol to prevent pregnancy. You can look for these generic options under the names Nortrel 21 1/35, Nortrel 28 1/35, Alyacen 1/35, Norinyl 1/35, or Dasetta 1/35. If you don't have health insurance, don't worry. We can help you find affordable and reliable healthcare that meets your needs.

  • Does Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol Have Estrogen?

    Yes, Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol uses both progestin and estrogen to prevent pregnancy. The two work together to regulate your hormones so your body does not try to get pregnant.

  • Does Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol Cause Weight Gain?

    Every woman is different and will react to Norethindrone-Ethinyl Estradiol differently. You may experience some weight gain as a result of taking this pill, though it is unlikely that you will gain more than 10 pounds. If you do gain a significant amount of weight shortly after taking the pill, talk to your doctor about the cause and ask for alternative recommendations.

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