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Ortho Micronor

ORTHO MICRONOR®
(norethindrone) Tablets

Patients should be counseled that this product does not protect against HIV infection (AIDS) and other sexually transmitted diseases.

Ortho Micronor

DRUG DESCRIPTION

ORTHO MICRONOR® (norethindrone) Tablets

Each tablet contains 0.35 mg norethindrone. Inactive ingredients include corn starch, D&C Green No. 5 , D&C Yellow No. 10, lactose, magnesium stearate, and povidone.

ORTHO MICRONOR®(norethindrone)   Structural Formula Illustration

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...

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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; 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.

Before using this medication, tell your doctor or pharmacist your medical history, especially of: blood clots (for example, in the legs, eyes, lungs), blood clotting disorders (such as protein C or protein S deficiency), high blood pressure, abnormal breast exam, cancer (especially endometrial or breast cancer), low levels of "good" cholesterol (HDL), depression, diabetes, severe headaches/migraines, heart problems (such as heart valve disease, irregular heartbeat, previous heart...

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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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