Nor-QD is prescribed primarily for women who experience issues with birth control pills containing estrogen. Because Nor-QD is a low-hormone pill, it may be suitable for women with a history of blood clots, high blood pressure, or migraines. Since Nor-QD contains no estrogen, it is also ideal for mothers who are breastfeeding. At this time, Nurx™ does not carry Nor-QD.
- How Does Nor-QD Work?
Nor-QD works by thickening cervical mucus which prevents sperm from reaching the egg. It also changes the lining of the uterus, making it harder for a fertilized egg to attach.
Nor-QD is also used to treat menstrual disorders, endometriosis, and abnormal vaginal bleeding.
- Is Nor-QD Easy to Get?
Nor-QD is available by prescription at pharmacies and can be covered by insurance. Contact your provider to inquire about insurance coverage.
- Are There Any Precautions?
Nor-QD should be stored at room temperature and kept away from sunlight.
Nor-QD is nearly 100% effective when used correctly. If you miss a dose or are more than three hours late taking your dose use a backup birth control method for the next 48 hours. Missing doses or taking your medication at different times of day can reduce the efficacy of Nor-QD.
An allergic reaction to Nor-QD is rare. If you experience any swelling of the face or throat, itching, or trouble breathing, stop taking Nor-QD and contact your healthcare provider as soon as possible.
- Are There Any Side Effects?
- Nausea and vomiting bloating
- Breast pain or tenderness
- Freckles or darkening of the skin
- Increased acne
As with any birth control medications, certain common side effects are normal and may stabilize with regular use of your medication. Although the risk is low, there is a chance of ectopic pregnancy or the development of ovarian cysts while using Nor-QD.
- Can Nor-QD Raise Blood Pressure?
The good news is that this progestin-only pill does not seem to cause any changes in blood pressure. However, women with a history of blood pressure issues should talk to their healthcare provider to determine whether Nor-QD is appropriate for them.
- Is Nor-QD Effective?
Nor-QD is effective when taken at the same time every day. If you miss a dose, use backup birth control for the next 48 hours.
- What Else Should I Know About Nor-QD?
Women over 35 should not smoke while using Nor-QD. Women with a history of stroke or blood clots, circulation problems, breast cancer, or liver disease should consult their healthcare provider before taking Nor-QD.
Nor-QD can interact with certain medications including St. John's Wort. Let your healthcare provider know about any medications you are taking so that they can advise if Nor-QD is right for you.
- How Does Nurx™ Work?
Nurx™ is a free platform offering easy online access to doctors and seamless delivery of medications. No more time-consuming trips to the clinic and no more frantic pharmacy runs. We put you in control of your own health, empowering you to get the care you need, when you need it. From diagnosis to delivery of prescriptions, we make every part of getting healthy and staying healthy, better.