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Norethisterone is a birth control pill, and it is also well-known under the name norethindrome. This contraceptive pill is very effective when a woman wants the prevention from pregnancy, but only in the case if it is used properly and regularly.

Norethisterone has the role to stop ovulation, blocks the penetration of sperm by altering the quality of cervical secretions, and to disable the implantation of egg after the successful fertilization by changing uterine 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 is very effective, it can cause some complications or have many adverse effects. The most frequent complications induced 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 hypertension and migraines, are some of the complications that can be induced when takingnorethisterone.

It is important not to use norethisterone if a woman is pregnant, if she tries to become pregnant, or if she breastfeeds her child. The doctors do not prescribe this contraceptive pill if 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 are various and they usually appear in combination. They also vary from person to person, but one of the most frequent adverse effects of norethisterone is irregularity in the menstruation cycles. The women who use this contraceptive pill may experience some menstrual changes, such as menstrual cramps, frequent menstruations, or increased menstrual flow. Furthermore, headaches, acne, breast tenderness, and bloating are also very usual side effects of norethisterone.

Of the gastrointestinal side effects, the most common are nausea, vomiting, and the loss of weight. Dermatologic side effects that appear are brown spots on the skin, excessive hair growth or loss of hair, as well as increased sensitivity to the sun. Dizziness and weakness are neurological side effects that often occur when a woman takes this contraceptive 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 appear only 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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