Norethindrone Generic

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    28 blister pack of tabletss $5.37 USD
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    Generic for Loestrin Fe
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Do you need a prescription for norethindrone?

Yes, norethindrone is only available with a valid physician Rx.

How much is norethindrone without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase norethindrone, as either a brand or generic, if available. The first is access to medications through our mail-order online pharmacy. The second is by using the Now Patient Rx Advantage Card, which can be used in over 65,000 pharmacies nationwide, across America. If you are insured, then in most cases, the cash price will be significantly cheaper than the copay.

What will my out-of-pocket cost be for norethindrone in the US?

There are no out-of-pocket (OOP) costs because we are currently only offering a cash-based option to purchase medications.

Is Now Patient a norethindrone savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your norethindrone with the FREE Now Patient Rx Advantage card*.
*Based on the difference between the U&C submitted by the pharmacy and the price the patients pay.

Can you handle Rx transfers for home delivery in the US?

Yes. If you use the mail-order online pharmacy option, then we can handle requests by you to have your prescription transferred to our pharmacy for home delivery. We can even help you manage your refills by giving you timely reminders, so you do not run out of your medication.

Is Now Patient a norethindrone coupon provider in the US?

No. Now Patient does not provide norethindrone coupons or FREE norethindrone samples.

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for norethindrone in the US?

No. Currently, we only offer cash-based options for purchase, therefore we do not require your insurance benefit details. In the future, our plan is to be able to handle commercial insurance, Medicare and Medicaid including cases where you have multiple health plans that provide benefit coverage (e.g. Medicaid and Commercial). We also anticipate being able to handle more complex scenarios such as using primary insurance combined with a manufacturer copay assistance program.

Does Now Patient work with Medicare?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than Medicare copays. We do not bill Medicare Part D (standalone drug coverage) or Medicare Advantage (combined health and drug coverage). When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

Does Now Patient work with Commercial Insurance?

Our cash-based prices for medications are typically cheaper than commercial plan copays. We do not bill your commercial plan. When you purchase your medication from Now Patient, you will be doing so out of your pocket. The spend will not count towards your plan deductibles or gaps.

What should you do if you use too much norethindrone?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using norethindrone. You can also call 800-222-1222 to reach the American Association of Poison Control Centers or use its online resource if you think you’ve used too much norethindrone. But if you have severe symptoms, call 911 (or your local emergency number) immediately or go to the nearest emergency room.


If you think it is an emergency, call 999 or find your nearest A&E
If you need help now, but it’s not an emergency go to 111.nhs.uk or call 111. Alternatively you can speak to one of our pharmacists or use the Now Patient app to make an appointment with your GP.

What should I do if I miss my dose?

There are occasions when people forget to take their medication at correct prescribed times. This may not only have an effect on potentially making the medication less effective but it may also inadvertently lead to taking doses too close together, thereby increasing the risks of side effects.

Click here to find out what to do if you forgot to take your medication

What is generic norethindrone?

Generic norethindrone refers to the non-brand-name version of the medication. It contains the same active ingredient as the brand-name drug but is typically less expensive.

FDA approval of norethindrone

Norethindrone is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the prevention of pregnancy, treatment of menstrual disorders, and hormone replacement therapy.

Active ingredient of norethindrone

The active ingredient of norethindrone is norethindrone.

US brand name of norethindrone and manufacturer

Norethindrone is available in the US under various brand names, including Aygestin, Camila, Errin, Jolivette, Lyza, Nora-Be, and Nor-QD. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

UK brand name of norethindrone and manufacturer

In the UK, norethindrone is called noresthisterone and is available under various brand names, including Noriday and Micronor. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for norethindrone

A prescription (Rx) is required for norethindrone in both the US and the UK.

Availability of norethindrone in the UK with NHS prescription

Noresthisterone is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by norethindrone

Norethindrone is used for the treatment of amenorrhea (the absence of menstrual periods in women who have had a menstrual periods previously and are not pregnant), endometriosis, and irregular menstrual periods.

How does norethindrone work?

Norethindrone is a synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone. It works by preventing ovulation, altering the cervical mucus to make it harder for sperm to reach the uterus, and changing the lining of the uterus to make it less receptive to the implantation of a fertilized egg.

Forms of norethindrone available

Norethindrone acetate is available in the form of oral tablets.

Dosage of norethindrone

Your dosing schedule of norethindrone may vary depending on your specific condition, age, and response to treatment. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for norethindrone use

Norethindrone should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The tablets are usually taken orally, with or without food. It is important to take norethindrone consistently and at the same time each day.

Warnings and precautions for norethindrone

  • Tell your doctor if you have breakthrough bleeding, this may be a sign that your medication is not working
  • Do not take norethindrone if you have ever had a heart attack, stroke, breast cancer, abnormal vaginal bleeding, blood clots in your lungs, legs, or eyes, or liver disease
  • Do not use norethindrone if you smoke. Smoking while using birth control pills, may increase risk of having a stroke, heart attack, or blood clot
  • Norethindrone passes into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding
  • Before using norethindrone, tell your doctor if you have high blood pressure, low levels of HDL (good cholesterol), severe headaches or migraines, history of yellowing eyes or skin, or liver disease (including tumors)

Use of norethindrone if pregnant or planning pregnancy

Norethindrone is contraindicated during pregnancy. It should not be used if you are pregnant or planning to become pregnant.

Possible side effects of norethindrone

Common side effects of norethindrone may include irregular menstrual bleeding, bloating, breast tenderness, weight gain, headache, and mood changes. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Promptly report any adverse effects to a healthcare provider.

Interactions with other drugs

Norethindrone may interact with other medications, including griseofulvin, rifampin, ritonavir, St. John’s wort, carbamazepine, phenobarbital, and phenytoin. It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and herbal products, to avoid any adverse events and potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to norethindrone

Other progestin-only contraceptives and hormonal medications used for birth control or hormone replacement therapy include levonorgestrel, medroxyprogesterone acetate, and norgestimate.



Now Patient has taken all reasonable steps to ensure that all material is factually accurate, complete, and current. However, the knowledge and experience of a qualified healthcare professional should always be sought after instead of using the information in this page. Before taking any drug, you should always speak to your doctor or another qualified healthcare provider.

The information provided here about medications is subject to change and is not meant to include all uses, precautions, warnings, directions, drug interactions, allergic reactions, or negative effects. The absence of warnings or other information for a particular medication does not imply that the medication or medication combination is appropriate for all patients or for all possible purposes.

Stefano Mirabello Medical Reviewer
Pharmacist / B.Pharm
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