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Nora-BE

Last reviewed on RxList: 3/27/2020
Nora-BE Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Nora-BE?

Nora-BE (norethindrone tablet) is a progestin-only oral contraceptive indicated to prevent pregnancy.

What Are Side Effects of Nora-BE?

Side effects of Nora-BE include:

  • menstrual irregularity (frequent and irregular bleeding, long periods, heavy bleeding, or missed periods),
  • headache,
  • breast tenderness or pain,
  • nausea,
  • dizziness,
  • acne,
  • excess unwanted hair growth, and
  • weight gain

Dosage for Nora-BE

The dose of Nora-BE is one tablet taken every day, at the same time. Administration is continuous, with no interruption between pill packs.

Nora-BE In Children

Safety and efficacy of Nora-BE have been established in women of reproductive age. Safety and efficacy are expected to be the same for postpubertal adolescents under the age of 16 and for users 16 years and older. Use of this product before menarche is not indicated.

What Drugs, Substances, or Supplements Interact with Nora-BE?

Nora-BE may interact with other medicines such as:

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Nora-BE During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Nora-BE is intended to prevent pregnancy and is not indicated for use during pregnancy. Small amounts of progestins pass into the breast milk of nursing mothers, resulting in detectable steroid levels in infant plasma. Consult your doctor before breastfeeding.

Additional Information

Our Nora-BE (norethindrone tablet) Side Effects Drug Center provides a comprehensive view of available drug information on the potential side effects when taking this medication.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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Nora-BE Consumer Information

Get emergency medical help if you have signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Call your doctor at once if you have:

  • sudden vision loss, bulging eyes, or severe headache;
  • swelling, rapid weight gain;
  • unusual vaginal bleeding;
  • missed menstrual periods;
  • pelvic pain (especially on one side);
  • a breast lump;
  • a light-headed feeling, like you might pass out;
  • increased thirst, increased urination;
  • liver problems--loss of appetite, stomach pain (upper right side), dark urine, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes); or
  • signs of a blood clot--sudden numbness or weakness, problems with vision or speech, chest pain, shortness of breath, swelling or redness in an arm or leg.

Common side effects may include:

  • irregular vaginal bleeding or spotting;
  • headache;
  • breast pain or swelling;
  • stomach pain, bloating, nausea, vomiting;
  • hair loss;
  • depressed mood, trouble sleeping;
  • weight gain; or
  • vaginal itching or discharge.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

Read the entire detailed patient monograph for Nora-BE (Norethindrone Tablets)

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Nora-BE Professional Information

SIDE EFFECTS

  • Menstrual irregularity is the most frequently reported side effect.
  • Frequent and irregular bleeding are common, while long duration of bleeding episodes and amenorrhea are less likely.
  • Headache, breast tenderness, nausea, and dizziness are increased among progestin-only oral contraceptive users in some studies.
  • Androgenic side effects such as acne, hirsutism, and weight gain occur rarely.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Nora-BE (Norethindrone Tablets)

Related Resources for Nora-BE

© Nora-BE Patient Information is supplied by Cerner Multum, Inc. and Nora-BE Consumer information is supplied by First Databank, Inc., used under license and subject to their respective copyrights.

QUESTION

Which of the following are methods for contraception? See Answer

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