Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate

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Here is the some steps to help you to save money on Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate purchase.


Read drug prescription

infoIt is very important to know about what medicine is given by the doctor, for what condition, and when it needs to be taken in what dose. This information given by the doctor is called Prescription. The patients should be familiar with the medicine prescription, and the details about the medicine before purchasing it and using it. Some medications need not be prescribed by healthcare practitioners and can be purchased and used without prescription by the patients; these are called over-the-counter medications. Read the drug prescription information of Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate before taking it.

Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate

What is Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate

Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate and norethindrone is a combination drug that contains female hormones that prevent ovulation. Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate also causes changes in your cervical mucus and uterine lining, making it harder for sperm to reach the uterus and harder for a fertilized egg to attach to the uterus.
Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate and norethindrone is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy.
Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate and norethindrone may also be used for purposes not listed in Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate guide.

Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate side effects

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficult breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.
Stop using birth control pills and call your doctor at once if you have:
  • sudden numbness or weakness, sudden severe headache, slurred speech, problems with vision or balance;
  • sudden cough, wheezing, rapid breathing, coughing up blood;
  • pain, swelling, warmth, or redness in one or both legs;
  • chest pain or heavy feeling, pain spreading to the jaw or shoulder, nausea, sweating, general ill feeling;
  • a change in the pattern or severity of migraine headaches;
  • nausea, upper stomach pain, itching, tired feeling, loss of appetite, dark urine, clay-colored stools, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes);
  • swelling in your hands, ankles, or feet;
  • a breast lump; or
  • symptoms of depression (sleep problems, weakness, tired feeling, mood changes).

Common side effects may include:
  • mild nausea (especially when you first start taking this medicine), vomiting, bloating, stomach cramps;
  • breast tenderness or swelling, nipple discharge;
  • freckles or darkening of facial skin, increased hair growth, loss of scalp hair;
  • changes in weight or appetite;
  • problems with contact lenses;
  • vaginal itching or discharge; or
  • changes in your menstrual periods, decreased sex drive.

This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.
See also: Side effects (in more detail)

Compare prices at online shops

infoPrices of the drug can vary in different shops. There will be a variation in price from pharmacy to an online shop. Most online shops will have a little lower price when compared to pharmacy stores, so you need to cross check before buying. Just go to a nearest pharmacy store and check for prices before you decide on buying. You should also be checking and comparing prices among various online stores and should be choosing the affordable and best store. The prices also vary based on brands, and you should note few stores sell specific brands, and you should learn to compare prices of same brand in different stores. Below are the prices of Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate medicine in some well-known online stores.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
1 .5 / 30mcg3 $102.19Australia, Canada, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
1 .5 / 30mcg3 $104.25Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, UK, USA
1 .5 / 30mcg3 $103.22Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Turkey, Singapore, UK, USA
1 .5 / 30mcg3 $103.22Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA


Select the most affordable brand or generic drug

infoGeneric drug is the basic drug with an active substance in it, and the name of the generic drug is same as active substance most of the times. Like Acetaminophen/Paracetemol is Generic name and it has different brand names like Tylenol, Acimol, Crocin, Calpol etc. All these Brand names contain the same Paracetemol, but the medications are manufactured by different companies, so the different brand names. Generic drug is always cheaper and affordable, and it can be replaced in place of brand name drug prescribed by the healthcare practitioner. The Generic medicine has same properties as branded medicine in terms of uses, indications, doses, side effects, so no need to worry on that. Just select the most affordable generic or branded medicine.

StrengthQuantityPrice, USDCountry
.5/.035-1/.035mg6 x28$209.90USA
NoStrengthProvided63 $62.96USA
NoStrengthProvided3 x21day$7.76USA
triphasicpack3 x21day$45.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
triphasicpack3 x21day$46.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
 28 $39.00
NoStrengthProvided4 disp$10.64USA
NoStrengthProvided28 $44.45USA
1 -20/1-30/1-35mg-mcg84 $275.00Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
1 -20/1-30/1-35mg-mcg84 $277.31Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
NoStrengthProvided1 $8.59USA
1 -20mg-mcg3 $233.50Canada, India, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
1 -20mg-mcg3 $261.50Australia, Canada, India, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
1 -20mg-mcg28 $112.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
 28 $32.00
 28 $35.00
28 day28 $33.33USA
28 day84 $90.00USA
 28 $48.00
0 .5/0.035/0.75/0.035/1/0.035mg63 $66.99Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
0 .5/0.035/0.75/0.035/1/0.035mg84 $125.79Barbados, Canada, NZ, UK
pills3 x21daytriphasiccalendarpack$75.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
pills3 x21daytriphasiccalendarpack$76.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
28 84 $228.60USA
6 x28day168 $292.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
6 x28day168 $292.99Canada, Mauritius, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
triphasicpack3 x21day$45.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
triphasicpack3 x21day$46.00Australia, Canada, Mauritius, NZ, Singapore, Turkey, UK, USA
NoStrengthProvided84 $123.37USA
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References

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  2. Dailymed."Norethindrone: dailymed provides trustworthy information about marketed drugs in the united states. dailymed is the official provider of fda label information (package inserts).". https://dailymed.nlm.nih.gov/dailym... (accessed August 28, 2018).
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Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate - Frequently asked Questions

Can Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate be stopped immediately or do I have to stop the consumption gradually to ween off?

In some cases, it always advisable to stop the intake of some medicines gradually because of the rebound effect of the medicine.

It's wise to get in touch with your doctor as a professional advice is needed in this case regarding your health, medications and further recommendation to give you a stable health condition.

How should I take Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate?

Follow all directions on your prescription label. Do not take this medicine in larger or smaller amounts or for longer than recommended.

You will take your first pill on the first day of your period or on the first Sunday after your period begins. You may need to use back-up birth control, such as condoms or a spermicide, when you first start using this medication. Follow your doctor's instructions.

Take one pill every day, no more than 24 hours apart. When the pills run out, start a new pack the following day. You may get pregnant if you do not take one pill daily. Get your prescription refilled before you run out of pills completely.

The 28 day birth control pack contains seven "reminder" pills to keep you on your regular cycle. Your period will usually begin while you are using these reminder pills.

You may have breakthrough bleeding, especially during the first 3 months. Tell your doctor if this bleeding continues or is very heavy.

Use a back-up birth control if you are sick with severe vomiting or diarrhea.

If you need surgery or medical tests or if you will be on bed rest, you may need to stop using this medication for a short time. Any doctor or surgeon who treats you should know that you are using birth control pills.

While taking birth control pills, you will need to visit your doctor regularly.

Store at room temperature away from moisture and heat.

What other drugs will affect Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate?

Some drugs can make birth control pills less effective, which may result in pregnancy. Other drugs may interact with Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate and norethindrone, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products. Tell each of your health care providers about all medicines you use now and any medicine you start or stop using.

Who should not take Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate?

Smoking can increase your risk of blood clots, stroke, or heart attack while taking birth control pills, especially if you are older than 35 years of age. Your risk increases the more you smoke. You should not take combination birth control pills such as Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate and norethindrone if you smoke and are older than 35 years of age.

This medication can cause birth defects. Do not use if you are pregnant. Tell your doctor right away if you become pregnant, or if you miss two menstrual periods in a row. If you have recently had a baby, wait at least 4 weeks before taking birth control pills.

You should not take birth control pills if you have:

  • untreated or uncontrolled high blood pressure;

  • heart disease ;

  • a blood-clotting disorder or circulation problems;

  • problems with your eyes, kidneys or circulation caused by diabetes;

  • a history of hormone-related cancer such as breast or uterine cancer;

  • unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor;

  • liver disease or liver cancer;

  • severe migraine headaches (with aura, numbness, weakness, or vision changes), especially if you are older than 35;

  • a history of jaundice caused by pregnancy or birth control pills; or

  • if you smoke and are over 35 years old.

To make sure birth control pills are safe for you, tell your doctor if you have:

  • high blood pressure, varicose veins;

  • high cholesterol or triglycerides, or if you are overweight;

  • a history of depression;

  • underactive thyroid;

  • gallbladder disease;

  • diabetes;

  • seizures or epilepsy;

  • a history of irregular menstrual cycles;

  • tuberculosis; or

  • a history of fibrocystic breast disease, lumps, nodules, or an abnormal mammogram.

The hormones in birth control pills can pass into breast milk and may harm a nursing baby. This medication may also slow breast milk production. Do not use if you are breast feeding a baby.

Can Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate be taken or consumed while pregnant?

Please visit your doctor for a recommendation as such case requires special attention.

Can Ethinyl Estradiol/norethindrone Acetate be taken for nursing mothers or during breastfeeding?

Kindly explain your state and condition to your doctor and seek medical advice from an expert.

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The information was verified by Dr. Harshad Shah, MD Pharmacology