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Nortrel

What If I Take a Nortrel Overdose?

Women who take too much Nortrel may experience the following symptoms:
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Vaginal bleeding
  • Other menstrual irregularities.
(Click Nortrel Overdose for more information.)

Storage Methods

Keep Nortrel tablets in their original package. The packaging is designed to help you remember to take the tablets each day (and to take them in the correct order). Keep the package at room temperature, away from moisture or heat.
Keep this and all other medications out of the reach of children.

What If I Miss a Dose?

Missing doses of Nortrel increases the risk of pregnancy. What you should do depends on how many tablets you have missed and where exactly you are in your cycle (see Nortrel Dosage). If you are not sure what to do, refer to the patient information that comes with each pack of Nortrel, or consult your healthcare provider.

Nortrel Strengths

Nortrel comes in several different strengths, including:
  • Nortrel 0.5/35 -- 0.5 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (in the first 21 tablets of each pack), followed by 7 inactive tablets (which do not contain any hormones)
  • Nortrel 1/35 -- available in 21-day or 28-day packs:

 

    • 21-day pack -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol in each tablet (no inactive tablets)
    • 28-day pack -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per active tablet (in the first 21 tablets of each pack), followed by 7 inactive tablets (which do not contain any hormones)
  • Nortrel 7/7/7 -- contains 28 tablets in each pack, with the following different phases:

 

    • Day 1 to 7 -- 0.5 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 8 to 14 -- 0.75 mg norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 15 to 21 -- 1 mg of norethindrone and 0.035 mg (35 mcg) of ethinyl estradiol per tablet
    • Day 22 to 28 -- no active ingredients.
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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