Norethisterone is commonly used to treat abnormal uterine bleeding, heavy menstrual bleeding, pain during menstruation, endometriosis, breast cancer, premature labour and postmenopausal osteoporosis. It is also commonly used as contraception and hormone replacement therapy.
Norethisterone binds to the progesterone receptors and reducing the frequency of GnRH release. It delays the onset of periods and controls abnormal uterine bleeding.
Thrombotic and thromboembolic events, Migraine, Headache, Breast discomfort, Mood swing, Nausea, Vomiting, Decrease sex drive, Loss of appetite, Changes in menstrual flow, Breakthrough bleeding, Acne, Difficulty sleeping (insomnia)
There is no apparent risk of consuming alcohol and Norethisterone simultaneously.
Norethisterone is contradicted to use during pregnancy. Both animal and human studies have shown adverse effects on the fetus.
Norethisterone is not recommended while breastfeeding.
Norethisterone usually does not affect the abillity to drive. Do not drive unless you are feeling well.
Norethisterone should be used with caution in patients with severe kidney disease as it may cause fluid retention in the body. Please consult your doctor.
Norethisterone is not recommended in patients with severe liver disease due to its metabolism mainly takes place in the liver. Please consult your doctor.