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Norethindrone Acetate

Norethindrone Acetate is prescribed to help treat certain cases of menstrual disorders, endometriosis, or abnormal uterine bleeding caused by a hormonal imbalance.
US Brand Name Progestins 5mg
Generic Name Norethindrone Acetate
Other Brand Name Regestrone
Manufacturer Novartis
Packing 10
Form Tablet
Strength 5 mg

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Norethindrone is used to treat endometriosis, uterine bleeding caused by abnormal hormone levels, secondary amenorrhea and in small doses it is used as a birth control pill to prevent ovulation.

How it Works

Norethindrone is known as a progestin hormone. Norethindrone works by altering the lining of the uterus.

Common Side effects

Patients who take Norethindrone may suffer from such side effects;

Shorter menstrual periods,
No periods,
Breakthrough bleeding,
Fluid retention


Norethindrone Acetate is a hormonal contraceptive and is used for the treatment of uterus bleeding in women. It is used in the treatment of menstrual problems or uterine problems such as abnormal bleeding from the uterus. It is highly recommended not to intake any other medicine while you are undergoing treatment with this drug, as it may be reactive and cause damage to the body.


It is used in the treatment of abnormal uterus bleeding. It is also used in women, whose menstrual cycle has stopped abnormally, or women undergoing menopause. This medicine is recommended for women who are not pregnant. It is used to treat Endometriosis, a condition in which the tissue that forms the internal lining of the uterus is found outside in the pelvic area and this causes painful menstruation or irregular periods. Norethindrone Acetate stops the growth of the tissue outside the uterus during menstrual cycle and hence helps women to have normal periods.

Dosage and administration

In case of uterine bleeding, it is recommended to take 2.5-5mg/day for 5-10 days. In case of Endometriosis, 5mg tablets are taken for 14 days. In case of severe issues, the dose may be increased to 15mg/day for about 6 months.

This medicine needs to be taken orally followed by a glass of water. It is advised by physicians to take the medicine only after food to avoid stomach problems. In case you miss a dose, do not take 2 doses at the same time. Skip the missed dose and continue the medicine as per the normal routine.


  • Inform the doctor if have any existing or past allergies to any substances as the medication may have such substances in its composition. In case you experience any allergies or discomfort while using this medication, stop using this medication and consult the doctor immediately.
  • Before being prescribed this medication, inform the doctor of your complete medical history, whether you suffer or have suffered from any liver ailments, kidney disease, diabetes, etc. The doctor would then determine if this medication is right for you.
  • Pregnant women are recommended not to intake this medication.
  • This medicine causes severe dizziness and hence the person should not drive or perform any activities that require alertness after taking this medicine.
  • Avoid consuming alcohol while undergoing treatment and medication.
  • Side effects

    It has several side effects which are listed below:

  • Nausea, dizziness, and vomiting
  • Mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Hair loss and unwanted hair growth on the body
  • Acne and pimple formation
  • Breast swelling and tenderness
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Burning and painful urination
  • Dark patches on the skin
  • Changes in menstrual flow and bleeding