You need a prescription to take norethisterone. This is because people with certain health conditions should not take norethisterone.
For instance, you should not take norethisterone if you:
- are allergic to norethisterone or any other ingredients in the tablets
- are pregnant or think you might be
- have or have had unexplained vaginal bleeding
- have issues with blood clots (or there are issues within your family)
- have or have had a heart attack or angina
- have liver problems
- have had Issues in pregnancy with jaundice or an itchy rash known as pemphigoid gestationis
- have ever had severe generalised itching all over your body known as pruritus
- have a condition called porphyria
You must tell your doctor if you have:
- heart problems
- kidney problems
Some medicines interact with norethisterone and may make it less effective. Always tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal supplements.
You must tell your doctor if you are taking medication for:
- Pain medication such as NSAIDS
This is because these medication for these conditions may interact with norethisterone.
Can you take norethisterone when pregnant?
No, you cannot take norethisterone if you are pregnant or trying for a baby.
Can you take norethisterone while breastfeeding?
Talk to your doctor about alternative ways of delaying your period or feeding your baby if you did decide to take norethisterone.
Can you drink alcohol when taking norethisterone?
You can drink alcohol when taking norethisterone. If you drink too much and vomit (be sick) within 2 hours of taking a tablet, it will not have been absorbed into your system. Drinking can also affect your ability to remember to take norethisterone as prescribed.
Can you take paracetamol with norethisterone?
Yes, you can take painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen while taking norethisterone.
Can you take antibiotics with norethisterone?
You should tell your doctor that you are taking norethisterone if you are prescribed antibiotics. This is because some antibiotics interact with norethisterone.
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