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Norethisterone 350mcg

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Contraceptive Noriday® Adult

Norethisterone 350mcg - Dosage and How to Use

How should Norethisterone 350mcg be used?

  • Do not stop taking your medication without checking with your healthcare professional.
  • You should take this medication after food.
  • Noriday® should be taken as prescribed by your doctor. It is usually started as one of the following:
    • Day 1 of menstrual cycle (pregnancy should be ruled out before starting the medication).
    • Immediately after miscarriage or abortion
    • Day 21 after childbirth whether you are breastfeeding or not
  • A reliable supplementary non-hormonal contraceptive method e.g. condoms, is recommended for the first seven days that you start taking Noriday® for the first time.
  • You should take one tablet daily without break, preferably at the same time every day, regardless of menstrual bleeding.
  • When a pack is finished, the next pack should be started without interruption.

What should I do if I miss a dose?

  • If a dose is missed, the missed tablet should be taken as soon as it is remembered. The next tablet should be taken at the usual time, even if that means taking two tablets in one day.
  • When Noriday® is taken 3 or more hours late, you should use additional contraception such as condoms, for the next seven days.
  • Stomach upsets, such as vomiting and diarrhoea, can affect how much medication is absorbed in your body. This can decrease its effectiveness. During this period of stomach discomfort, you should continue to take the medication as normal, but use an additional contraception for the next seven days.

**If you miss your period (especially with missed tablets), consult your doctor to determine if you are pregnant before continuing to take the next cycle of contraceptives.

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  • Updated on Monday, September 30, 2019
  • Article contributed by PSS National Medication Information Workgroup

The information provided is not intended as medical advice. Terms of use. Information provided by SingHealth

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