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Side effect(s) of Mestranol and Norethindrone

Last Updated on May 11, 2022
Review the side-effects of Mestranol and Norethindrone as documented in medical literature. The term "side effects" refers to unintended effects that can occur as a result of taking the medication. In majority of the instances these side-effects are mild and easily tolerable, however sometimes they can be more severe and can be detrimental.
If the side effects are not tolerable adjusting the dosage or switching to a different medication can help to manage or overcome side effects. If you have any doubts or questions, we recommend seeking advice from your doctor or pharmacist.

Most Common- Nausea, vomiting, breast tenderness, vaginal infection, spotting, weight changes and headache.

Genitourinary- Irregular periods.

Central Nervous System - Breast enlargement, decreased sex drive, vaginal itching or discharge, depression, confusion, headache, weakness, speech disorder, nervousness, dizziness and tiredness.

Gastrointestinal- Stomach cramps, bloating and loss of appetite.

Miscellaneous- Jaundice, dark urine, shoulder pain and sweating.

Other Precautions : * Monitor blood sugar level regularly while taking this medication.

Drug Name : Mestranol and Norethindrone

Mestranol and Norethindrone(Norinyl 1 + 50 and Ortho-Novum 1/50) generic is a combination of 2 hormones namely estrogen and progestogen, used as an oral contraceptive to prevent pregnancy. It causes changes in cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus.
More Info about Mestranol and Norethindrone

International : 

Norinyl 1 + 50 and Ortho-Novum 1/50


Use this calculator if you are taking more than one drug
If no interactions are found between two drugs, it does not necessarily mean that no interactions exist. Always consult with a healthcare professional.

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