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Norethisterone is a birth controlpill, and it is also well-known under the name norethindrome. This contraceptivepill is very effective when a woman wants the prevention from pregnancy, butonly in the case if it is used properly and regularly.

Norethisterone has the role to stopovulation, blocks the penetration of sperm by altering the quality of cervical secretions, and to disable the implantation of egg after the successful fertilization by changinguterine lining. Norethisterone is used for the treatment of breast cancer, endometriosis, to regulate menstrual disorders, and to postpone the menstruation.

Complications when usingnorethisterone

Although this contraceptive pill isvery effective, it can cause some complications or have many adverse effects. The most frequent complicationsinduced by norethisterone are ovarian cysts, breast cancer, and cervical cancer.In some cases, benign tumor of the liver can occur, causing rupture and internal bleeding. High cholesterol, diabetes, epilepsy, as well as hypertensionand migraines, are some of the complications that can be induced when takingnorethisterone.

It is important not to usenorethisterone if a woman is pregnant, if she tries to become pregnant, or ifshe breastfeeds her child. The doctors do not prescribe this contraceptive pillif the woman has a history of stoke, blood clots, some cardiovascular disease, or if the woman is allergic to some of the ingredients of this child birth controlpill.

Side effects of norethisterone

Side effects of norethisterone arevarious and they usually appear in combination. They also vary from person to person, but one of the most frequent adverseeffects of norethisterone is irregularity in the menstruation cycles. The womenwho use this contraceptive pill may experience some menstrual changes, such asmenstrual cramps, frequent menstruations, or increased menstrual flow. Furthermore,headaches, acne, breast tenderness, and bloating are also very usual side effectsof norethisterone.

Of the gastrointestinal sideeffects, the most common are nausea, vomiting, and the loss of weight. Dermatologicside effects that appear are brown spots on the skin, excessive hair growth orloss of hair, as well as increased sensitivity to the sun. Dizziness and weaknessare neurological side effects that often occur when a woman takes thiscontraceptive pill. Many women also reported increased sexual drive, while there have also been cases when certain women reported decreased lack of sexualinterest. All these side effects usually appearonly during the first three months of taking norethisterone, and after this period,they disappear because the body is adjusted to it.

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