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Do you need a prescription for norgestrel?

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

How much is norgestrel without Insurance in the US?

Our website gives two competitive savings options to US customers who wish to purchase norgestrel, 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 norgestrel 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 norgestrel savings card?

Yes. Save up to 90% on your norgestrel 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 norgestrel coupon provider in the US?

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

Do you accept commercial, Medicare or Medicaid coverage for norgestrel 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 norgestrel?


Call your doctor right away or seek immediate medical attention if your symptoms do not improve or they become worse after using norgestrel. 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 norgestrel. 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 norgestrel?

Generic norgestrel 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 norgestrel

Norgestrel is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use as a hormonal contraceptive, commonly known as the “mini-pill.”

Active ingredient of norgestrel

The active ingredient of norgestrel is norgestrel.

US brand name of norgestrel and manufacturer

Norgestrel is available in the US under various brand names, including Ovral, and Ovrette. The manufacturers may vary depending on the brand names.

UK brand name of norgestrel and manufacturer

In the UK, norgestrel is available under various brand names, including Microval and Noriday. The manufacturer may vary depending on the brand name.

Prescription requirement for norgestrel

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

Availability of norgestrel in the UK with NHS prescription

Norgestrel is available in the UK with an NHS prescription.

Conditions treated by norgestrel

Norgestrel is primarily used as an oral contraceptive (birth control pill) to prevent pregnancy. It may be used in combination with ethinyl estradiol, an estrogen.

How does norgestrel work?

Norgestrel is a progestin hormone that works by preventing ovulation (the release of an egg from the ovary). It also alters the cervical mucus, making it thicker and less receptive to sperm, and changes the lining of the uterus, making it less suitable for implantation of a fertilized egg.

Forms of norgestrel available

Norgestrel is available in the form of oral tablets.

Dosage of norgestrel

The dosage of norgestrel may vary depending on the specific brand and formulation. It is important to follow the recommended dosage instructions provided by the healthcare provider.

Directions for norgestrel use

Norgestrel should be taken exactly as directed by the healthcare provider. The specific instructions may include the timing and frequency of use.

Warnings and precautions for norgestrel

  • Norgestrel may have certain risks and potential side effects. It is important to discuss these with a healthcare provider before starting the medication
  • Norgestrel does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases (additional methods of contraception should be used to reduce the risk of STDs), and is not recommended for emergency contraception
  • Before using norgestrel, tell your doctor if you have had blood clots, high blood pressure, breast cancer), gallbladder problems, severe headaches, previous heart attacks, jaundice, liver disease (including tumors), or unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • Norgestrel may pass into breast milk. Speak to your doctor before breast-feeding

Use of norgestrel if pregnant or planning pregnancy

Norgestrel is not intended for use during pregnancy. If pregnancy occurs while taking norgestrel, it is important to discontinue the medication and consult a healthcare provider.

Possible side effects of norgestrel

In clinical trials, common side effects of norgestrel included, irregular menstrual bleeding, bloating, breast tenderness, abdominal pain, headache, and nausea. Serious side effects are rare but can occur. Promptly report any concerning symptoms to a healthcare professional.

Interactions with other drugs

Norgestrel may interact with other medications, including aromatase inhibitors (such as anastrozole), rifamycins (such as rifampin, and rifabutin), treatments for Hepatitis C (such as ombitasvir/paritaprevir/ritonavir, with or without dasabuvir), carbamazepine, phenytoin, and St. John’s wort.

It is important to inform your healthcare provider about all the medications you are taking, including nonprescription over-the-counter drugs, supplements, and herbal products, to avoid any adverse effects and potential drug interactions.

Similar drugs to norgestrel

There are various other progestin-only contraceptive options available, including other progestin-only pills (mini-pills) and progestin-containing intrauterine devices (IUDs).



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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