Norinyl 1/50

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Get to know the latest and greatest in birth control pills! Norinyl 1/50 is a daily contraceptive that comes in pill form. You take the pills with active ingredients for 21 days, and then, for the remaining seven days, take pills with inactive ingredients. The goals of Norinyl 1/50 are to prevent pregnancy and regulate menstrual flow.  Norinyl, like many medications, comes with potential risk, including worsening anxiety and depression symptoms.

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Additional Details

  • Generic options
  • Hormone control
  • Lighter cramps
  • Reduced flow
  • 21 active + 7 inactive
Active Ingredients
  • Norethindrone-Mestranol 0.05-1 mg]
  • Do not take if pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • May be less effective in women who are overweight, over 35, or who smoke.
  • May increase your chances of blood clots, heart attack, or stroke.
  • May worsen anxiety or depression symptoms.





  • What Else Should I Know About Norinyl 1/50?

    Before you start taking Norinyl 1/50, tell your doctor if you have any allergies or are on any other medications. The active ingredients in Norinyl 1/50 could react with your current medication and cause adverse side effects. In some situations, the birth control might not be effective because of the medication you're currently taking.

  • What Are the Side Effects of Taking Norinyl 1/50?

    Like most birth control pills, there are a few common side effects you can expect when taking Norinyl 1/50. These include:

    • Breast tenderness or swelling
    • Headaches
    • Nausea or vomiting
    • Changes in weight
    • Bleeding between periods
    • Moodiness
    These symptoms should be mild, and you should tell your doctor if they interfere with your daily life. There are also more uncommon symptoms that could indicate a major problem. Stop taking Norinyl 1/50 if you experience numbness or weakness in your body, symptoms of a heart attack or stroke, problems seeing or speaking, or yellowing of the skin or eyes. Your safety comes first.

  • Precautions When Taking Norinyl 1/50

    Norinyl 1/50 is more than 91 percent effective when taken correctly. In fact, it can be 99 percent effective if you follow the dosing instructions exactly. Make sure you take Norinyl 1/50 at the same time every day. Missing even one pill can increase your chances of getting pregnant. If you happen to miss a day, take two pills the next day and use backup birth control for the next day or two. You should never take more than two pills per day. If you do, you'll risk an overdose. Norinyl 1/50 does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Make sure you and your partner get tested regularly and use barrier birth control (such as condoms) to prevent the spread of infection.  

  • How Easily Available is Norinyl 1/50?

    You will need a prescription to start Norinyl 1/50, but, once your doctor approves your treatment, you shouldn't have a difficult time finding the medication. Norinyl 1/50 can be expensive if you pay out of pocket. Some women have had to pay up to $44 per packet of 28 pills. However, many pharmacies sell Norinyl 1/50 for around $25. Your health insurance will likely cover at least part of the prescription.If your insurance doesn't cover Norinyl 1/50, ask about Necon 1/50, its generic alternative. Necon 1/50 uses the same active ingredients (Norethindrone-Mestranol), so you should see the same results at a more affordable price. If you don't have insurance, check us out. We can help you find the birth control you need at an affordable price.   

  • How Does Norinyl 1/50 Work?

    Norinyl 1/50 engages in pregnancy prevention in three ways: by targeting the ovaries, the sperm, and the uterine lining. First, Norinyl 1/50 prevents ovulation, so there's no egg to fertilize. Next, it thickens the vaginal fluid, making it harder for sperm to reach the cervix. In the event that sperm does reach an egg, Norinyl 1/50 makes sure the uterine lining is too thin for the egg to latch on. Thinner uterine linings are one of the main ways that women benefit from taking Norinyl 1/50. Many women report lighter periods and less painful cramps because they're shedding a thinner uterine lining every month.

  • Does Norinyl 1/50 Increase Libido?

    While rare, some women noticed changes in their libido after starting Norinyl 1/50. This birth control pill may increase or decrease your libido depending on your body's reaction to it.  

  • Does Norinyl 1/50 Cause Weight Gain?

    Every woman is different, and you may notice changes to your weight or appetite while taking Norinyl 1/50 along with other forms of oral contraception. However, most women report a weight gain of only a few pounds over the course of a year. If you gain more than this, let your doctor know.

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