Nortrel 1/35 is a daily birth control pill taken orally. Patients take one active pill daily for 21 days and then one placebo daily for seven days. This process is meant to help women keep up the habit of taking a daily pill and keep the medication as effective as possible. We offer Nortrel 1/35, along with more than 50 other brands of birth control, so women don’t have to worry about getting the contraceptives they need.See full product details
- How Does Nortrel 1/35 Work?
Nortrel 1/35 is effective because it prevents pregnancy in three ways. It creates a thin uterine wall so any fertilized eggs cannot latch on, it prevents ovulation, and it creates a thick cervical mucus to block sperm from reaching any eggs. There are two main hormones in the pills that make these processes possible: progestin and an estrogen. Women are encouraged to store their packets of Nortrel 1/35 in a cool, dry place where they can access them each day.
- Is Nortrel 1/35 Easy to Get?
Women need a prescription from their doctors in order to use Nortrel 1/35. However, once you have that prescription, this medication should be easy to find. Nortrel 1/35 can be found in most pharmacies and typically costs less than $15 per pack. Some women prefer to order three packs at a time to have 90 days worth of birth control. While insurance will likely cover most of the cost of Nortrel 1/35, it may not always cover this brand. If that is the case, we can help. We continue to help women get the birth control they need when they can't find their top brands nearby.
- What Precautions Should I Be Aware of Before Taking Nortrel 1/35?
Talk to your doctor before starting Nortrel 1/35 as they may have some concerns about the medication and your health. Tell them about any existing medical conditions you have or allergies so they can prevent an allergic reaction. Nortrel 1/35 is not meant for women who are already pregnant. Stop taking this medication if you become pregnant.
- What Are Some Known Side Effects of Nortrel 1/35?
Side effects of Nortrel 1/35 vary from patient to patient, so you may have more mild or severe reactions compared to others. A few common side effects to look out for include breast tenderness, bloating, swelling of the feet or ankles, moodiness, or spotting and irregular periods. There are additional side effects which are more severe. Stop taking Nortrel 1/35 and seek medical help immediately if you experience lumps in your breast, dizziness, trouble breathing, high blood pressure, unusual headaches, heavy bleeding, slurred speech, or yellowing of the skin and eyes.
- Does Nortrel 1/35 Cause Weight Gain?
Each medication comes with varying side effects that affect women differently. It is not uncommon for women to experience minor changes in weight when they start Nortrel 1/35. While some women might lose weight, others may gain about 10 pounds on the medication.
- Does Nortrel 1/35 Help Acne?
Nortrel 1/35 is not approved to treat acne and should not be taken to make skin clearer. Some patients actually experience worsening acne as a result of taking Nortrel 1/35, so it can not be relied on as an acne treatment.
- Important Information
Nortrel 1/35 may be less effective if you do not follow the dosing instructions carefully. It is also less effective if you experience nausea, vomiting, or diarrhea. If this occurs, switch to backup birth control until the symptoms subside. Tell your doctor about other medications that you are on, as Nortrel 1/35 may cancel them out or cause unplanned side effects that otherwise wouldn't have occurred on a different birth control pill.