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ORTHO MICRONOR® (norethindrone) Tablets
What are the possible side effects of norethindrone?
Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:
- sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
- sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
- pain or swelling in one or both legs;
- migraine headache;
- swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain;
- symptoms of...
What are the precautions when taking norethindrone (Ortho Micronor)?
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to norethindrone; or to other progestins (e.g., norgestrel); or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this product, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: abnormal breast exam, breast cancer, liver problems (e.g., liver tumor, active liver disease), current or suspected pregnancy, unexplained vaginal bleeding.
Before you take this medication, tell your doctor your entire medical history, including family medical history, especially of: stroke or other blood clots...
Last reviewed on RxList: 7/24/2008
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.
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