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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/26/2020
Sharobel Side Effects Center

Medical Editor: John P. Cunha, DO, FACOEP

What Is Sharobel?

Sharobel (norethindrone kit) is a progestin-only oral contraceptive indicated to prevent pregnancy.

What Are Side Effects of Sharobel?

Side effects of Sharobel include:

  • bleeding, or missed periods),
  • headache,
  • breast tenderness or pain,
  • nausea,
  • dizziness,
  • acne,
  • excess unwanted hair growth,
  • weight gain,
  • vomiting,
  • abdominal pain,
  • fatigue,
  • fluid retention (edema),
  • depression,
  • nervousness,
  • pain in extremities,
  • vaginal discharge,
  • suppressed lactation, and
  • rash

Dosage for Sharobel

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

Sharobel In Children

Safety and efficacy of Sharobel 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 Sharobel?

Sharobel may interact with other medicines such as:

Tell your doctor all medications and supplements you use.

Sharobel During Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

Sharobel 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 Sharobel (norethindrone kit) 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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Sharobel Professional Information


To report SUSPECTED ADVERSE REACTIONS, contact Northstar Rx LLC. Toll-Free at 1-800-206- 7821 or FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088 or

Adverse reactions reported with the use of POPs include:

  • 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.

The following adverse reactions were also reported in clinical trials or during post-marketing experience: Gastrointestinal Disorders: vomiting, abdominal pain; General Disorders and Administration Site Conditions: fatigue, edema; Psychiatric Disorders: depression, nervousness; Musculoskeletal and Connective Tissue Disorders: pain in extremity; Reproductive System and Breast Disorders: genital discharge; breast pain, menstruation delayed, suppressed lactation, vaginal hemorrhage, menorrhagia, withdrawal bleed when product is stopped; Immune System Disorders: anaphylactic/anaphylactoid reaction, hypersensitivity; Hepatobiliary Disorders: hepatitis, jaundice cholestatic; Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue Disorders: alopecia, rash, rash pruritic.

Read the entire FDA prescribing information for Sharobel (Norethindrone Tablets)


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