What is norethindrone-oral, and how does it work (mechanism of action)?
Norethindrone is a man-made
progestin used for treating abnormal uterine bleeding and related condtions
(such as amenorrhea and endometriosis). Progestins are steroid hormones that
have the same effect as progesterone. Norethindrone works by stopping
gonadotropin production from the pituitary gland, leading to prevention of
ovulation in females. The FDA approved norethindrone in April, 1982.
What brand names are available for norethindrone-oral?
Is norethindrone-oral available as a generic drug?
Do I need a prescription for norethindrone-oral?
What are the side effects of norethindrone-oral?
Side effects of norethindrone are:
- breast tenderness,
- irregular menstrual cycle,
- breakthrough bleeding,
- weight change, and
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/11/2017
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