What is Norethindrone (norethisterone)?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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See also: Estradiol-norethindrone

Norethindrone also known as norethisterone, is a progestin contraceptive agent. It is used for the treatment of amenorrhea; abnormal uterine bleeding; endometriosis; and for the prevention of pregnancy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 23 10
Endometriosis 9 7
Premenstrual dysphoric disorder 7 4
Heavy Periods 5 4
Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow) 4 3
Endometriosis 3 1

Show all 32 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 4
Moderate 6
Mild 5
None 19

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Norethindrone (norethisterone)

Side effect Patients
Weight gain 3
Breakthrough intermenstrual bleeding 1
Breast tenderness 1
Hirsutism (excessive hair growth) 1
Longer periods 1
Migraine 1

Show all 14 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Norethindrone (norethisterone)

Dosage Patients
0.35 mg daily 4
5 mg daily 3
1 mixed daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Norethindrone (norethisterone)

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Doctor's advice 9
Other 9
Course of treatment ended 5
Personal research 4
Did not seem to work 3
Side effects too severe 3
Change in health plan coverage 2
Expense 2
See all 27 patients who’ve stopped taking Norethindrone (norethisterone)

Duration

Currently taking Norethindrone (norethisterone)

Duration Patients
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2

Stopped taking Norethindrone (norethisterone)

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 5
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 31
Usually 3
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 0
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 1
Somewhat hard to take 5
A little hard to take 3
Not at all hard to take 25
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 2
< $25 17
Not specified 15

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Norethindrone (norethisterone) after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-desogestrel (Apri) 2
Desogestrel (Cerazette) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel (Seasonique) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate (Ortho Tri-Cyclen) 1

Show all 6 treatments patients report switching from

Patients stopped taking Norethindrone (norethisterone) and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Amphetamine-Dextroamphetamine (Adderall) 1
etonogestrel (Implanon) 1
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 1
Medroxyprogesterone Acetate (Depo-Provera) 1
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3 patient evaluations for Norethindrone (norethisterone)

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Slumber
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Slumber
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

See Slumber's full Norethindrone (norethisterone) history

Sep 27, 2013 (Started Oct 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stopped Working)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 0.35 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
Rachael
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Rachael
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Bulbar: severe
Arms: severe
Chest: moderate
Legs: severe
I am: vb
I have:
ALS

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Apr 11, 2012 (Started Sep 15, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Menorrhagia (heavy menstrual flow))
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks
stillkickin
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stillkickin
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 28
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n

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Feb 22, 2010 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for regulation of menstrual cycle)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks
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