Many women who take Noriday will not experience side effects, but some women do.
Side effects include:
- Stomach upset
- Weight changes
- Swollen or sore breasts
- Changes in sex drive
- High blood pressure
- A rash
- Irregular periods
- Liver issue or a benign liver tumour
What should I do if I think I’m getting Noriday side effects?
Side effects are common during the first three months of taking Noriday as your body adapts to the hormonal changes taking place. These side effects should become more manageable or go away after 3 months.
If they don’t go away or become too hard to manage, then you should speak to your doctor. They may suggest that you stop taking Noriday and swap to a different pill which is less likely to cause side effects.
Can Noriday cause depression?
Depression is listed as a potential side effect of taking Noriday. Some women who use hormonal contraceptives including Noriday have reported experiencing depression or mood changes.
Does Noriday cause weight gain?
The Noriday patient information leaflet lists changes in weight as a potential side effect of taking the pill. Research shows there is little evidence to suggest that progestogen-only pills cause weight gain. Weight fluctuations are common during the female menstrual cycle because of factors including fluid retention.
Does Noriday affect fertility?
Noriday is used by women to prevent pregnancy but there is no evidence to suggest that the mini pill will affect your long-term fertility. In fact, if you have been taking Noriday, your chance of getting pregnant within one year is the same as any other couple when you stop taking it.
Does Noriday stop your period?
A common side effect of Noriday is changes to your period. You may experience irregular bleeding, spotting between periods or no bleeding at all. Noriday may also affect the heaviness of your period, so it may become lighter or heavier. These changes to your bleeding usually clear up after a few months as your body gets used to the hormonal changes caused by the pill.
How to stop bleeding on Noriday
Changes to bleeding are a common side effect of the progesterone-only pill including Noriday. They affect different women in different ways and can include experiencing heavier, lighter, irregular, or changes in frequency.
Changes to your bleeding usually stop after the first three months of taking Noriday as your body adjusts to the hormonal changes. However, if you are concerned or are unable to manage the bleeding changes speak to your doctor.
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