Ortho-Novum 1/35

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Choose a daily pill that’s reliable at preventing pregnancy! Ortho-novum 1/35 uses small daily hormone pills to keep you from getting pregnant. Patients take Ortho-novum 1/35 at the same time every day for a 28-day cycle. The first 21 pills contain active hormones, while the remaining seven pills are inactive and are meant to remind you to take your birth control at the same time each day.

Our team at Nurx can prescribe Ortho-Novum 1/35 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Nortrel 1/35 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance. Check out our list of generic alternatives below and learn how you can get your first pack, or read more about this drug in the FAQs below.

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Additional Details

  • Lightens flow
  • Controls flow
  • Helps acne
  • Lighters cramps
  • 21 active and 7 inactive pills
Active Ingredients
  • Norethindrone-Ethinyl estradiol 1 mg - 0.035 mg
  • May increase risk of heart attack, stroke, or blood clot.
  • Can increase symptoms of depression and anxiety.
  • Not appropriate for women over 35 who smoke.
  • May be less effective for women over 35 who smoke.
  • May be less effective for women who are overweight.





  • Does Ortho-Novum 1/35 Cause Acne?

    Ortho-Novum 1/35 does not cause acne and may actually help relieve your acne symptoms over time. Talk to your doctor if you develop acne after starting Ortho-Novum 1/35 to see if there are other problems at play.

  • Does Ortho-Novum 1/35 Cause Weight Gain?

    Some women may notice changes in their weight as a result of taking Ortho-Novum 1/35 or other birth control pills. Some women may gain weight, while others may lose a few pounds. Most weight gain happens over several months and will minimally impact your lifestyle.  

  • What Else Should I Know About Ortho-Novum 1/35?

    Ortho-Novum 1/35 has only 21 active pills, but that doesn't mean the remaining seven aren't important. These seven pills are meant to keep you in the habit of taking the medication at the same time each day. Stop taking Ortho-Novum 1/35 if you become pregnant. If your period is more than seven days late, and if you have skipped a few days, then you may be pregnant.

  • What Are the Side Effects of Taking Ortho-Novum 1/35?

    Every woman is different, which means your birth control side effects may be better or worse than what others experience. A few common side effects of Ortho-novum 1/35 include breast tenderness, headaches, changes in flow, moodiness, nausea, and vomiting. Some women prefer to take Ortho-novum 1/35 in the evening or with dinner to reduce the severity of these side effects.  There are other significant side effects to look out for. Stop taking Ortho-novum 1/35 if you experience any of the following:

    • Numbness in your jaw or in half of your body
    • Pain in your chest, jaw, or shoulder area
    • Lumps in your breast
    • Significant mood swings or depression
    • Severe stomach pain
    Let your doctor know about any side effects, even ones not on this list, so that they can take the right steps to help you.

  • What Precautions Should I Take Before Taking Ortho-Novum 1/35?

    Before starting Ortho-Novum 1/35, or any other pill, let your doctor know if you have any allergies or are on any medication. Talking with your doctor can prevent uncomfortable or even life-threatening side effects. Your doctor may require you to undergo some blood tests before prescribing you Ortho-Novum 1/35.Ortho-Novum 1/35 is effective when it's taken at the same time each day. Some women take the pill before going to bed to reduce the side effects they experience when they're awake. However, it is important that you take the pill 24 hours apart every day, without skipping 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.

  • How Does Ortho-Novum 1/35 Work?

    Like most daily birth control pills, Ortho-novum 1/35 uses progestin and estrogen to prevent women from getting pregnant. These pills prevent pregnancy in three ways:

    • Your body thickens the cervical mucus to prevent sperm from getting through.
    • The uterine lining gets thinner, so fertilized eggs can't attach to the wall.
    • Eggs are prevented from leaving the ovaries, so there's nothing for the sperm to fertilize.  
    These three elements prevent pregnancy and give women lighter, less painful periods because, with a thinner uterine lining, the body has less to expel. This also means that there are multiple factors protecting women from getting pregnant.

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