noriday 3x28 tablets

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Noriday is a contraceptive pill which contains the hormone norethisterone. 

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Noriday 3 month course £20
Noriday 6 month course £25

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Noriday Pill

About Noriday

What is Noriday?

Noriday tablets are a type of oral contraceptive that contains the active ingredient norethisterone. Norethisterone is a synthetic version of one of the sex hormones naturally produced by your body: progestogen. Noriday is a progestogen-only pill (‘POP’) unlike the combined contraceptive pill which contains both progestogen and oestrogen. 

Noriday should be taken at the same time every day for the entire course of treatment. Unlike other contraceptive pills, there is no tablet-free ‘break’ with Noriday. 

How does Noriday work?

Noriday works in several ways: 

  • by thickening the fluid at the entrance of your womb making it difficult for a sperm to travel inside
  • by changing the womb lining making it harder for fertilised eggs to grow there
  • by preventing your ovaries from releasing an egg (in some cases)

How to take Noriday

How is Noriday taken?

Always follow the instructions given to you by your prescribing nurse, pharmacist or doctor when taking Noriday. Otherwise, the following rules will usually apply. 

Your packet of Noriday will contain 28 tablets, with a blister strip marked by the days of the week above the tablets, with an arrow indicating the direction in which you should take them. If, for example, you start your packet on a Monday, you will press your first pill through the blister foil where ‘MON’ is marked, taking your next pill from ‘TUE’, and so on. 

You should take one of these pills every day at around the same time (e.g. just before you go to bed) every day in the month. Unlike some other contraceptive pills, there is no ‘break’ or tablet-free week: you will be taking a pill every day in the month for the entire time that you use Noriday. 

What if I forget to take or miss a pill?

If you forget or miss a pill, follow the instructions on the patient leaflet.

If it has been less than three hours from when you usually take your daily pill: take it as soon as you remember and carry on the next day as usual. Your protection against pregnancy will not be affected. 

If it has been more than three hours from the time you usually take it: take your pill as soon as you remember and carry on as usual on the next day. Use additional protection (such as a condom) for the next 7 days, as you may be at risk of pregnancy. 

Starting Noriday

Start your packet and take your first pill on the first day of your next period when your usual bleed begins. For the first 7 days of taking Noriday you will not be protected from pregnancy. Take extra precautions (like condoms) for these first 7 days. 

Changing to Noriday

If you are switching to Noriday from another hormonal contraceptive pill, start your first pill of Noriday on the day after finishing your previous packet of pills without taking a gap. 

Who can take it?

You should not take Noriday if you:

  • are pregnant 
  • are hypersensitive (allergic) to any of Noriday’s listed ingredients
  • have or have had breast, vaginal, cervix or womb cancer
  • have or have a history of liver problems, like jaundice or tumours (malignant or benign)
  • have unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • have had pruritus (all-over-body itching) or jaundice during pregnancy
  • have high fat levels in the blood
  • do not have periods (amenorrhoea)
  • have red blood cell disease, like sickle cell anaemia 
  • have thrombophlebitis (inflamed veins)
  • have had coronary artery disease, heart attack, or angina
  • have ever had blood clots or a stroke

How to take Noriday:

Swallow the tablets whole, without chewing or crushing the them. 

Ingredients

The active ingredient in Noriday tablets is norethisterone, at a strength of 350mcg. 

The other ingredients in the tablets are: polyvidone, maize starch, lactose and magnesium stearate. 

Side Effects

With all medicines, it is possible that you will experience side effects. Noriday is no different: see below for some of the most common ones. 

Common side effects:

  • irregular bleeding or ‘spotting’
  • headaches
  • skin rash
  • depression, anxiety or mood swings
  • high blood pressure
  • sore and/or swollen breasts
  • upset stomach
  • tiredness
  • change in appetite
  • changes to your libido (sex drive)
  • weight change

See a doctor immediately if you experience:

  • sudden shortness of breath
  • sudden, severe chest pain
  • changes in your sight (partial or total loss of vision)
  • difficulty speaking
  • fainting or collapse
  • weakness or numbness in any part of your body
  • severe calf pain
  • signs of thrombosis (blood clot) 

Drug Interactions and Warnings

Drug interactions

Taking Noriday in combination with other medicines may stop them from working properly, and vice versa. 

Discuss your current medicine regime with your doctor. It is not advisable to take Noriday alongside the following: 

  • St John’s wort 
  • some drugs to treat arthritis, epilepsy
  • some antibiotics and sedatives

You may have to take extra contraceptives alongside Noriday if you are also taking these medicines. 

Warnings

Always discuss your full medical history and any medications you are currently taking with your prescribing nurse, pharmacist or doctor before beginning treatment with Noriday. 

In particular, you should tell your doctor if you are suffering from any of the following, as these conditions may get worse when taking Noriday: 

  • epilepsy
  • diabetes
  • kidney or heart problems
  • migraines
  • depression or anxiety
  • asthma
  • varicose veins
  • muscle twitching (tetany)
  • high blood pressure
  • gallstones
  • multiple sclerosis
  • otosclerosis (a form of inherited deafness)
  • the blood disease porphyria

Breast cancer has been diagnosed in slightly more cases in women using the contraceptive pill than those who don’t (from around 1 in 10,000 more cases than usual, depending upon age). Every woman is at risk of breast cancer, and this risk increases in women over the age of 40. 

However, stopping the pill will reduce this risk. After 10 years of stopping taking the pill, the risk of diagnosing breast cancer returns to the same risk as other women who have never taken the contraceptive pill. 

If you ever suspect that you might be pregnant whilst taking Noriday, take a test to confirm, stop taking the pills and see your doctor right away. This pill can increase your risk of an ectopic pregnancy (pregnancies that develop outside the womb). 

Weigh up the potential benefits and side effects of taking Noriday with your prescribing nurse, doctor or pharmacist before starting treatment. Every woman’s reaction to the pill will be different, so it is important to find the form of contraception that best suits you.