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Heather

norethindrone
Norethindrone is a form of progesterone, a female hormone important for regulating ovulation and menstruation. Norethindrone is used for birth control (contraception) to prevent pregnancy. Norethindrone is also used to treat menstrual disorders, endometriosis, or abnormal vaginal bleeding caused by a hormone imbalance. Not all brands of this medicine are for the same uses. Some brands are for use only as contraception. Others are for use in treating endometriosis or vaginal bleeding disorders. Norethindrone may also be used for other purposes not listed in this medication guide.
CHEMICAL NAME
norethindrone
DRUG TYPE
contraceptives

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You should not use this medicine if you you have: undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, liver disease, or a liver tumor. You may not be able to take norethindrone if you have ever had a heart attack, a stroke, or blood clot.

Do not use if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant.

In some cases, you should not take norethindrone if you are nursing.

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