Norethisterone10mg (Control Release Tab)

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Norethisterone 10 mg is used in the treatment of heavy menstrual bleeding and pain during menstruation. This medicine also helps the female get rid of Premenstrual syndrome(PMS). Norethisterone 10 mg is defined as a synthetic progestin and works by mimicking the effects of natural progesterone (female hormone). It may also be used in the treatment of breast cancer too. It helps in restoring the hormone levels in the body and regulates the growth and shedding of the womb lining.

It is mandatory to take this medicine only when the doctor has prescribed it and its dosage and duration should be in accordance with the doctor’s prescription and its intake duration should not exceed the prescribed course to avoid any harmful side effects. The patient taking this medicine might experience minor side effects like dizziness, dry mouth, constipation, nausea, diarrhea, headache, breast pain, and tenderness. These side effects don’t require any specific medication and get cured by themselves within a short period of time. But if they don’t get resolved then a consultation with your doctor is mandatory. Smoking should be avoided when you are taking this medication as it may increase the risk of adverse effects. 

Uses Of Norethisterone10mg (Control Release Tab)

  • It is used in the treatment of heavy or irregular periods, Premenstrual Syndrome(PMS), and breast cancer.


  • If you are allergic to any of the ingredients of Norethisterone 10 mg then you should inform your doctor about it.
  • You should stop smoking when you are using Norethisterone 10 mg in order to avoid any adverse side effects.
  • If you experience a sharp pain in the chest, rapid heartbeat, or shortness of breath then you should not take this medicine and immediately consult your doctor.
  • It is not known whether alcohol consumption causes any side effects when you are taking Norethisterone 10 mg. You should consult your doctor before taking this medicine.
  • If you are pregnant then you should take this medicine as it may harm the unborn baby. Consultation with your doctor is mandatory.
  • If you are breastfeeding then you should consult your doctor before taking this medicine to know whether the benefits are greater than the risks.
  • Intake of Norethisterone 10 mg does not affect your driving abilities or your ability to operate machinery.
  • If you are suffering from any liver disease then you should avoid taking this medicine. Consultation with your doctor is mandatory.
  • If you are suffering from any kidney disease then you should inform your doctor about it so that the dose may be adjusted.
  • Consultation with your doctor is mandatory if you are giving this medicine to children.

Common Side Effects Of Norethisterone 10 mg

  • Unusual vaginal bleeding or spotting
  • Dizziness
  • Dry mouth
  • Constipation
  • Abdominal pain/cramps
  • Nausea
  • Diarrhea
  • Headache
  • Breast pain and tenderness
  • Weight gain
  • Hypersensitivity reaction

Directions Of Use

  • You should take Norethisterone 10 mg as a whole with water and make sure that this medicine doesn’t get chewed or crushed.


  • Store in a cool and dry place away from sunlight.


Q. For how long do I need to take Norethisterone 10 mg?

Ans. The dose and the number of days for which you need to take Norethisterone will depend on the condition you are being treated for and how well the medicine works for that condition. For example, when taken for endometriosis, it is usually prescribed once daily for 6 to 9 months or until breakthrough bleeding becomes bothersome. On the other hand, when being used to bring on a normal cycle in women who have stopped menstruating, it is usually supposed to be taken once a day for 5 to 10 days during the second half of the planned menstrual cycle. Therefore, it is advised to consult your doctor and follow the instructions regarding the use of the medicine.

Q. What is Norethisterone 10 mg used for?

Ans. Norethisterone 10 mg is similar to the progesterone hormone naturally produced by the body. It helps in treating a variety of menstrual problems, such as heavy bleeding, amenorrhea (absence of periods), and irregular periods. Additionally, it is helpful in treating premenstrual syndrome where one experiences irritability, bloating, and fatigue which occurs a few days before the period. Norethisterone is also used to delay periods. Consult your doctor before starting Norethisterone to avoid any complications.

Q. How and at what dose should I take Norethisterone 10 mg?

Ans. For best results, take it strictly as per the advice of your doctor. The number of doses you take each day, and the number of days for which you take it depends on the medical problem being treated. However, it is recommended that you take it at the same time each day. This will ensure consistent levels of medicine in your body.

Q. What if I forget to take Norethisterone 10 mg?

Ans. If you forget a dose, take it as soon as you remember. You can continue taking the next scheduled tablets at their usual time. Do not take a double dose to make up for a forgotten dose. However, if you miss your dose often, you may experience frequent bleeding and spotting. Consult your doctor about it.

Q. Does Norethisterone 10 mg cause miscarriage?

Ans. No, Norethisterone 10 mg has not been reported to cause miscarriage. However, it is advisable to consult your doctor before using any medicine during pregnancy.

Q. What are the common side effects which I can experience while taking Norethisterone 10 mg?

Ans. The common side effects caused by Norethisterone 10 mg are vaginal bleeding or spotting, headache, nausea (feeling sick), and weight gain. Norethisterone 10 mg can also cause fluid retention, thereby causing swelling. Most of these symptoms are temporary. However, if they persist, check with your doctor as soon as possible.

Q. Can Norethisterone 10 mg be used as a birth control medicine?

Ans. No, Norethisterone 10 mg cannot be used as a birth control medicine. Consult with your doctor to seek options for contraceptives.

Q. Does Norethisterone 10 mg disturb your cycle?

Ans. Yes, Norethisterone 10 mg may disturb your cycle. It is usually given for about 10 days to help manage heavy periods. Usually, your periods will resume within 3 days after stopping the medication. Your body may correct itself after 3-4 cycles and your period cycle may resume as before.


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