(norethindrone) is a prescription oral contraceptive
, also known as a birth control pill
. Unlike most birth control pills, this medication does not contain estrogen (it contains only a progestin hormone). As a progestin-only contraceptive (also known as a "mini-pill"), Ortho Micronor is an ideal choice for breastfeeding mothers and other women who should not take estrogens.
Ortho Micronor is made by Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Inc. It is available in generic form, sold under the following names:
- Errin® (made by Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
- Jencycla™ (made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
- Jolivette® (made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
- Norethindrone (made by Glenmark Generics).