What is Noriday?
Noriday is used as a hormonal contraceptive and is well tolerated due to the low dosage. The estrogen-free contraceptive pill is referred to as a so-called mini-pill, because it contains only one hormone in contrast to the combined preparations, which have two female hormones. The active substance norethisterone is a synthetic progestogen of the 1st generation. In addition to the estrogens, the gestagens are among the second important class of female sexual hormones, which are classified under the group of steroid hormones.
How to take the pill?
The pill contains only 0.03 mg of progestin, also known as the corpus luteum hormone, and can also be taken by lactating women. To explain, in contrast to the conventional combination pills with two hormones, this active substance does not pass into the breast milk and is therefore safe. You should take the pill every day, at the same time of the day, throughout a 28-day cycle. Take the pill by mouth, with a glass of water, with or without food. In case you forget to take two pills, then the cycle should be preceded by other safety measures such as condoms to guarantee contraception.
How does Noriday work?
The norethisterone hormone causes a change in the consistency of the female cervix. In other words, it makes the cervical mucus thicker. As a result, the sperm of your partner is not able to reach your uterus and the ovulation is suppressed or delayed, which increases the safety of not getting pregnant.
Due to the low dosage, the side effects are weaker compared to those caused by a combined pill. Mild side effects may occur, but they typically disappear once your body gets used to the medication.
Frequent side effects:
- Irregular vaginal bleedings
- Stomach problems
- Spotted bleeding
- Weight gain
- Water retention
Occasional side effects:
- Breast tenderness
- Increased hairiness for example in the face
- Nausea, vomiting
- Increased blood pressure
- Depressed mood
Rare side effects:
- Incompatibility of contact lenses
- Ovarian cysts
- Stains on the face
- Blood clots in arteries or veins
If any of the above or other side effects occur, tell your doctor immediately. Read the Patient Information Leaflet for detailed information on side effects, contraindications, and drug interactions.
Contraindications and Interactions
In the case of known hypersensitivity to the active substance norethisterone or any other constituent such as lactose, do not use the Noriday birth control pills. Also, do not use this medication if you have
The intake of Noriday in case of the following acute and previous illnesses must be clarified with the doctor before taking the pill:
- Liver cancer
- Irregular vaginal bleeding
- Hormonal cancer or tumors
Also, Noriday may interact with other medications. It is important to tell your doctor if you use:
- Certain antibiotics
- Anti-fungal medicines
- HIV/AIDS drugs
- Medications used to treat thrombosis
The full list of contraindications and interactions with other drugs is available in the Patient Information Leaflet. Please note that it is important to tell your doctor if you are using certain antacids, as they reduce the body’s ability to absorb Noriday.
Order oral contraceptives online
When you buy a product like Noriday, a specialist should check beforehand if you are suitable for it. Apomeds connects you to mail-order pharmacies and EU-accredited physicians who review your completed questionnaire for contraindications and interactions with other medicines. You can safely and discreetly order your birth control pill online! Your health and privacy are our top priorities. We only issue follow-up prescriptions for oral contraceptives!
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Is Noriday suitable for all women?
The Noriday mini-pill is ideal for women over the age of 18 and for breastfeeding mothers. In the case of intolerance to estrogen, this medication is not a safe option. Also, you should not take this medication if you suffer from severe premenstrual symptoms, such as menstrual migraine or estrogen-related side effects like edema. The drug is typically well-tolerated because it does not contain estrogen. Keep in mind that only your doctor can determine if this medication is right for you.
Does Noriday cause weight gain?
In very few cases, the mini pill can cause weight gain. However, this side effect is usually temporary, as it happens due to fluid retention.
Can I buy Noriday without a prescription?
It is not advised to buy birth control pills without a prescription. A doctor must check your medical history and current health conditions to see if there are any contraindications or interactions with other medications. At Apomeds, we provide this type of pills only through a follow-up prescription.
Will I get my period while I’m on the pill?
Your periods will most likely stop or become lighter than usual. Also, spotted bleeding is one of the most frequent side effects of the pill, especially when you are starting the very first pack of Noriday.
Is Noriday effective?
Yes, if you take it exactly as instructed by your doctor, Noriday is a very efficient birth control pill. Besides, many women prefer it to combined pills, as it is estrogen-free. However, keep in mind that Noriday may not be suitable for all women. Check the list of contraindications and interactions with other medicines, and consult a doctor before using this drug to ensure it’s the best option for you.
Buy Noriday online UK
You can easily select Noriday on our website and fill out an online questionnaire that will be approved by the doctors we work with, provided you are suitable for the pill. We only issue follow-up prescriptions! After you place the order and complete the questionnaire, the follow-up prescription will be sent to your home, together with the oral contraceptive, in a discrete package. For more information on how Apomeds works, please click here.
Medically reviewed by:
Walter Brinker studied medicine in Cologne. After his specialist training in gynecology and obstetrics and several years as a senior physician, he settled in Remscheid, where he now runs a joint practice with two colleagues. He was educated in the USA, China, Poland, Congo, Zimbabwe and later also taught there. He is also in possession of the American approbation. In Germany he conducts seminars on contraceptives. Through his work abroad, he is also trained in travel medicine and supervises travel groups on exotic trips around the world as a doctor.