It is extremely unlikely that this medication will cause a severe allergic reaction. However, if you experience any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, such as a rash, itching or swelling (especially of the face, tongue, or throat), severe dizziness, or difficulty breathing, you should seek immediate medical attention. Inform your doctor or pharmacist right away if any of these side effects last longer than expected or get worse. Contact your doctor or pharmacist if you experience any additional side effects not covered above. For medical guidance on side effects in Canada, contact your doctor. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects if you're in the US. The side effects of this medication are generally not severe in users. Unwanted hair growth, hair loss, nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, mood swings, insomnia, weight gain or loss, acne, breast tenderness, and acne-related weight gain are all possible side effects. Keep in mind that your doctor prescribed this medication because she felt the benefit to you outweighed the risk of side effects. Seek immediate medical attention if you experience any of the following symptoms: chest, jaw, left arm, weakness on one side of the body, trouble speaking, confusion, sudden severe headache, severe dizziness, fainting, difficulty breathing, coughing up blood, pain, redness, swelling, or weakness in the arms or legs, or warm to the touch calf pain or swelling. If any of the following serious side effects manifest, contact your doctor right away: changes in vaginal bleeding (such as spotting, breakthrough bleeding, changes in menstrual flow, no menstrual bleeding), changes in vaginal discharge, depression, swelling of the hands and feet, frequent/burning/painful urination, yellowing of the eyes and skin, and dark patches of skin or the face (melasma). The list of potential negative effects is not exhaustive. This medication may rarely cause very serious (possibly fatal) problems from blood clots (such as heart attack, stroke, blood clots in the lungs or legs, blindness). FDA side effects can be reported by phone at 1-800-FDA-1088 or online at www.fda.gov/medwatch. Health Canada can be contacted at 1-866-234-2345 if you wish to report side effects.
Inform your doctor or pharmacist before taking this medication of all prescription, over-the-counter, and herbal products you may be using, especially of: medications that affect the liver enzymes that remove norethindrone from your body (such as rifampin, St. Before using this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist of all the products you use. Without first consulting your doctor or pharmacist, never start, stop, or modify the dosage of any medication. John's wort, azole antifungals including itraconazole, certain anti-seizure medicines including carbamazepine/phenobarbital/phenytoin). Maintain a list of all your prescriptions, and give it to your doctor and pharmacist. Make sure everyone who works in the lab and your doctors are aware that you take this medication. Not all potential interactions are covered in this document. Some lab test results may be impacted by this medication. Any potential drug interactions may already be known to your doctor or pharmacist, who may be keeping an eye out for them.
You may feel more lightheaded after consuming alcohol or cannabis. Ask your doctor for more details. Skip the sunlamps and tanning booths. Inform your doctor or pharmacist if you have any allergies before taking norethindrone, including any to it or other medications. Tell your doctor or pharmacist about all of your medical history before taking this medication, especially of any of the following conditions: high blood pressure, lupus, seizures, migraine headaches, asthma, kidney issues, high blood levels of cholesterol or fats, depression, diabetes, strokes, and family medical history (especially breast lumps/cancer or blood clots). Consult your doctor or pharmacist before using this medication if you have: a history of blood clots, a history of brain bleeding, liver disease, a history of cancer of the breast or other female organs, vaginal bleeding of unknown cause, a loss of pregnancy with some tissue remaining in the uterus ("missed abortion"), a recent stroke or heart attack (within a year), or a history of cancer of the breast or other female organs. Consult your doctor before breast-feeding. Do not drive, use machinery, or do anything that needs alertness until you can do it safely. Never smoke. Inform your doctor right away if you become pregnant or suspect you might be pregnant. Be careful with alcohol. Take frequent breaks from the sun. If you're having surgery or expect to spend a lot of time in a chair or bed (like on a long flight), let your doctor know in advance. Smoking along with this medication increases your risk of heart attacks, blood clots, high blood pressure, and strokes. This effect could be made worse by sunlight. If you use cannabis (marijuana), speak with your doctor. Talk to your pharmacist for more details. You may feel lightheaded after taking this medication. The medication gets into breast milk. This medication may cause blotchy, dark areas on your face and skin (melasma). Pregnancy should not be the time to take this medication. If you have a few medical conditions, you shouldn't take this medication. This product might include inactive components that could lead to allergic reactions or other issues. If you're outside, wear sunscreen and a hat. Due to the increased risk of blood clots, you might need to temporarily stop taking the medication or take additional precautions.