Nortrel 0.5/35

Product details

Nortrel 0.5/35 is a combination-type birth control medication that uses progestin and estrogen to prevent the release of an egg. This medication also thickens vaginal fluids to further prevent pregnancy. The combination of these two hormones can also reduce your risk of ovarian cysts and help to treat acne.

Nortrel 0.5/35 is not intended for smokers over the age of 35 or women who are breastfeeding. However, our Nurx™ healthcare professionals can help you choose a birth control that is suited to your needs. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Nortrel 0.5/35 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Necon 0.5/35 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $20 without insurance.

Additional Details

  • Lighter periods
  • Treats acne
  • Prevents Ovulation
  • Regulates periods
  • Decreases risk of ovarian cysts
  • Less painful of periods
  • 21 active + 7 inactive
Active Ingredients
  • Norethindrone (progestin) [0.5 mg]
  • Ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) [0.035 mg]
  • Increased risk of blood clots.
  • Avoid over-exposure to sunlight.
  • Avoid use if pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Not intended for smokers over the age of 35.
  • May affect blood pressure and sugar readings.





  • How Does Nortrel 0.5/35 Work?

    Nortrel 0.5/35 is a medication that you will take daily, at the same time every day. For the first 21 days, you will take a light yellow tablet which contains the estrogen and progestin hormones. Then, you will swap to the seven days of white inactive pills which act as a reminder. It is important to take Nortrel 0.5/35 at the same time each day. Choose a time of day that is easy for you to remember. If you experience stomach irritations, you may choose to take Nortrel 0.5/35 with a meal.

  • Is Nortrel 0.5/35 Easy to Get?

    Yes! Nortrel 0.5/35 is a common birth control medication that is available to purchase at most pharmacies. Nortrel 0.5/35 does require a prescription though. Here at Nurx™, we make this easier than ever by connecting you with one of our healthcare providers who can get you a prescription conveniently and confidentially. Then, we will ship you your birth control in a discreet box, right to your mailbox.

    Nurx™ accepts most insurance plans. No insurance? No problem! We can help you choose a generic version of Nortrel 0.5/35 that may be more cost-effective.

  • What Precautions Should I take Before Using Nortrel 0.5/35?

    You should always discuss your health history with your doctor or a Nurx™ healthcare professional before taking a new medication. Although unlikely, there is always the possibility of an allergic reaction which includes itching, rash, facial swelling, and difficulty breathing. Your healthcare professional can help you identify any risks you should be aware of.

    Make sure you notify your healthcare professional of any history of blood clots, cancer, high blood pressure, diabetes, or depression. Nortrel 0.5/35 can affect your blood sugar so diabetics may need to closely monitor this.

  • Does Nortrel 0.5/35 Have Any Known Side Effects?

    All medications, including birth control, come with the risk of side effects. Although unlikely, potential side effects include nausea, vomiting, tender breasts, fluid retention, and weight changes. Serious side effects are even rarer but might include breast lumps, mental changes, severe stomach pains, blood clots, migraines, and vision changes.

    Hearing about the potential side effects is scary. However, very few women experience any side effects and many will actually benefit from positive side effects including a reduction in acne and a decrease in risk of ovarian cysts.

  • Can I Take Nortrel 0.5/35 With Other Medications?

    Generally yes. Nortrel 0.5/35 is safe with most medications. However, you should discuss your use of any medications or supplements with your doctor or Nurx™ healthcare professional. Some drugs may interfere with Nortrel 0.5/35 including aromatase inhibitors, chronic Hepatitis C medications, and cancer medications.

    Some medications may also interfere with Nortrel 0.5/35 and its ability to prevent pregnancy. Discuss your use of St. Johns wort, seizure medications, and HIV drugs with your healthcare professional.

  • Does Nortrel 0.5/35 Help With Acne?

    Nortrel 0.5/35 contains ingredients that can help with acne. By regulating the hormone levels that can be responsible for acne, you may notice an improvement.

  • Does Nortrel 0.5/35 Cause Weight Gain?

    It is a common myth that birth control leads to weight gain. While some women may notice an increase in water retention while taking Nortrel 0.5/35, this should go away as your body adjusts to the medication.

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