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Ortho Micronor Drug Information

Women who need a progestin-only form of birth control may consider Ortho Micronor® (norethindrone). Breastfeeding women, for example, should not take estrogens, so this medication is a popular choice in this situation. This medicine works by altering the cervical mucus in addition to the lining of the uterus. It is not quite as effective as birth control pills that also contain an estrogen, so it is best to combine Ortho Micronor with other contraceptives, such as condoms. (Click Ortho Micronor for more information on this drug, including possible side effects, what to do if you happen to miss a dose, and important safety concerns to keep in mind.)
Last reviewed by: Arthur Schoenstadt, MD
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