With NowPatient's private treatment plans you can treat Combined Oral Contraceptive Pills with NORIMIN ® safely and easily in a few simple steps. Get started by selecting the medication you are interested in or by hitting the start consultation button below.
We connect you to a prescribing clinician by secure video link who will spend time with you to understand your requirements and ensure that NORIMIN ® is appropriate, safe and effective for you. The consultation is FREE and you only ever pay for the medication, if it is prescribed. Medications are supplied and delivered discreetly by NowPatient.
The MHRA's reporting program for suspected side effects to medicines, vaccines, e-cigarettes, medical device incidents, defective or falsified (fake) products to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency to ensure safe and effective use.Learn more about reporting side effects
Other known brand names
Microgynon 30 ED, Levest, Rigevidon
Norimin is a combined hormonal contraceptive used to provide protection against pregnancy. It contains norethisterone, a progesterone and ethinylestradiol, an oestrogen as its active ingredients.
Norimin works by stopping the release of an egg each month from the ovaries, preventing ovulation during the menstrual cycle. It also makes cervical mucus thicker, making it more difficult for sperm to pass through the cervix, and makes the lining of the womb thinner, so fertilised eggs are less likely to implant in the uterus wall.
Now Patient offers the Norimin birth control pills for the prevention of pregnancy only, following an online consultation with a prescribing clinician.
Key facts of Norimin
- For the prevention of pregnancy
- There is no evidence that the Norimin pill causes weight gain
- Norimin has some common side effects which include headache and migraine
- It can be dangerous if you take Norimin with certain medications. If you’re not sure if it is safe, discuss this with the prescribing clinician
- Norimin will not prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections (STIs)
Who is Norimin not suitable for?
Norimin may not be suitable for some people. To make sure it’s safe for you, speak to the prescribing clinician before taking Norimin if you:
- Are allergic to the active ingredients norethisterone or ethinylestradiol, or inactive ingredients such as lactose, maize starch, or magnesium stearate
- Have ever had a blood clot in the leg or lungs
- Have a family history of heart attacks or stroke
- Have ever had angina or transient ischaemic attack
- Suffer from migraines with aura
- Have a liver disease, liver tumours or any other liver problems
- Have kidney disease
- Have ever had breast cancer or cancer of the cervix, vagina or uterus
- Have unexplained vaginal bleeding
- Have suffered from jaundice, pemphigoid gestationis (a rash involving blisters of the hands and feet), or pruritus while pregnant
- Have a family history of breast cancer
- Have pancreatitis (inflammation of the pancreas)
- Have diabetes
- Have Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis
- Have haemolytic uraemic syndrome, high cholesterol, or sickle cell anaemia
- Have epilepsy
- Have systemic lupus erythematosus
How and where to get Norimin?
Norimin is available with a prescription only. It is not available over the counter at a pharmacy.
Now Patient does not allow customers to buy Norimin directly. Our service is certified, safe and effective, and we only ever treat conditions. If you book a consultation with a prescribing clinician for a contraceptive, you can discuss if Norimin is a suitable treatment option for you.
At the end of the consultation, the clinician will decide if a treatment plan is suitable for you. If it is, the clinician will issue you with a prescription which can then be ordered, paid for and delivered directly to your chosen address by Now Patient.
Dosage and strength for Norimin for contraception
Each Norimin tablet contains 35 mcg of ethinylestradiol and 1mg of norethisterone.
Information about how to take Norimin for contraception
You should start Norimin tablets on the first day of your menstrual cycle. Take 1 Norimin tablet each day, at the same time for 21 days. After 21 days, you will take a 7 day break from taking Norimin tablets. You should expect a withdrawal bleed during your pill-free week. Start a new pack of Norimin tablets on day 8. Take your first tablet in order of the day of the week and follow the directions printed on the pack.
If you forget to take a Norimin tablet, take the missed pill as soon as you are able to do so. You will need to use extra precautions such as a condom for the next 7 days. Also, read the patient information leaflet or speak to your healthcare provider if you need further medical advice.
What happens if you take too much Norimin?
If you take more than prescribed, then it can lead to some unpleasant side effects. You should talk to your doctor or reach out to one of our prescribing clinicians, if you have taken too much Norimin and you experience any of the following side effects.
What are the side effects of Norimin?
Side effects of Norimin are split into common and serious.
Common side effects include:
- Breast tenderness
- Breast pain
- Weight changes
- Breakthrough bleeding between periods
- Mood changes
- Headache and migraine
- Nausea, vomiting or diarrhoea
- Vaginal dryness
- Vaginal thrush
- High blood pressure
- Hair loss
Serious side effects include:
- Increased risk of blood clots
- Cervical cancer
- Deep vein thrombosis
If you experience any serious side effects, you should contact NHS 111.
If you experience a serious allergic reaction with the signs shown below you should contact emergency services on 999.
- Your lips, mouth, throat or tongue suddenly become swollen
- You’re breathing very fast or struggling to breathe (you may become very wheezy or feel like you’re choking or gasping for air)
- Your throat feels tight or you’re struggling to swallow
- Your skin, tongue or lips turn blue, grey or pale (if you have black or brown skin, this may be easier to see on the palms of your hands or soles of your feet)
- You suddenly become very confused, drowsy or dizzy
- Someone faints and cannot be woken up
Always report adverse effects to the MHRA yellow card reporting system. You can read more about this here How and where do I report side effects of my medication? – NowPatient
Information about taking Norimin at the same time as other medications or herbal supplements
There is not enough evidence to suggest there are any drug interactions between herbal supplements and Norimin. In any event, you should let your prescribing clinician know if you are taking any herbal supplements or other medications such as:
- Epilepsy treatments – phenytoin or carbamazepine
- HIV medicines – ritonavir
- Hepatitis C medicines – telaprevir or boceprevir
- Antifungal medicines – ketoconazole or griseofulvin
- St John’s Wort
- Medicines for high blood pressure, chest pain or irregular heartbeats – diltiazem or verapamil
Why might Norimin not work for contraception?
Norimin may not work for you and common reasons may be:
- Missed pills
- Taking other medicines that interfere with Norimin
- Norimin not being absorbed due to vomiting and diarrhoea
Can Norimin taken for contraception be taken long term?
Using medication like Norimin is safe, provided your doctor has approved it. You should speak to your doctor when deciding to stay on hormonal contraception long term.
Is there a herbal Norimin?
No. Herbal Norimin does not exist. If you have been marketed such a formulation, it may be fake.
Can women use Norimin?
Women can take Norimin for contraception, but it is not advised when breast-feeding. Speak to your doctor if you are considering taking Norimin while you are breast-feeding.
Should I avoid any particular food or drink when taking Norimin?
You can eat and drink normally when taking Norimin.
Alternatives to Norimin
Alternative methods of contraception include:
- Intrauterine devices (IUDs)
- Oral birth control pills (combined oral contraceptive pill and progestogen only pill)
- Vaginal rings
- Barrier method – condoms, diaphragms
- Tubal ligation and vasectomy
- Emergency contraception
NowPatient 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.
People also asked
What type of pill is Norimin?
Which birth control pill has the least side effects?
What birth control clears acne?
What is the name of the Pfizer birth control pill?
Is microgynon the same as Rigevidon?
Is ethinylestradiol the same as microgynon?
What are the different types of birth control pills UK?
What is the same pill as Rigevidon?
Is ethinylestradiol a Yasmin?
Can norimin cause weight gain?
What is the best contraceptive for weight loss?
Can the pill cause belly fat?
Which birth control pill usually makes you gain weight?
Why am I suddenly gaining weight on the pill?
Why am I gaining so much weight on the pill?
What are the side effects of Norimin 28?
Can the pill make you lose weight?
Is it hard to lose weight on birth control?
Does birth control change your body shape?
How to lose weight while on birth control?
What are the side effects of Pfizer Norimin?
What are the side effects of Norimin 1?
Is mood a side effect of Norimin?
What hormones are in Norimin?
What hormone is in Norimin 1?
What are the main side effects of the pill?
How does the Norimin pill work?
What is the best birth control pill for side effects?
Can the pill have positive side effects?
Is Norimin an androgenic?
Why am I bleeding on Norimin?
Does every pill have a side effect?
Is there any side effects of I pill taking first time?
How often does the pill have side effects?
When is Norimin effective?
How long does the pill take to kick in?
How do you know when the pill starts working?
What is Norimin prescribed for?
Should you take birth control pills at night or morning?
When do you start taking Norimin?
When is the most effective time to take the pill?
Do I take the pill on the 7th day?
WHY WE BUILT NOWPATIENT
To improve the lives of everyone by making high-quality care accessible and convenient
We are here to improve lives. Our service gives you access to smart features and resources that can help empower you to take control of your health and improve your health outcomes. All this, in one place, for FREE. We strive to bring a fresh perspective to managing health. NowPatient can be accessed by downloading the App or using your web browser.
Download our app today
Can I trust NowPatient
Meet our medical review team
Trustworthy and reliable medical content authored and reviewed by our experienced team of medical professionals from the United Kingdom and the United States. Learn more about our team and our editorial process by clicking on the buttons below.