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User Reviews for Mestranol/norethindrone

Mestranol/norethindrone has an average rating of 5.6 out of 10 from a total of 9 ratings on Drugs.com. 50% of those users who reviewed Mestranol/norethindrone reported a positive effect, while 38% reported a negative effect.

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Birth Control  
4.0
5 reviews 338 medications
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding  
9.0
3 reviews 102 medications
Endometriosis  
2.0
1 reviews 102 medications
Summary of Mestranol/norethindrone reviews 5.6 9 reviews

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Rachela06 October 10, 2017

Necon 1/50 (mestranol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I've been on necon for about a week now. I've had bad cramps everyday and it's kinda put me in a bad mood. However, my boobs have gotten bigger already!! Not too much bigger but they were a 30AA to begin with so anything bigger is noticeable!”

5 / 10
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mmdyson4 · Taken for less than 1 month July 7, 2017

Necon 1/50 (mestranol / norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I've ALWAYS had irregular periods, ever since I started. I was sent to the ER twice for severe anemia and heavy bleeding. That lead me to have in total of 10 blood transfusions. It was a complete nightmare and I couldn't allow that to happen anymore. So the doctors put me on Necon 1/50. This is my first time ever being on birth control, I was scared...reading about terrible stories and all the side effects. I was very hesitant but, I did it and I'm so glad I did!! I'm currently on week 3 and have NO SIDE EFFECTS!! Well, the classic PMS but nothing severe. Waiting on period week to make a full assessment, but so far so good. Will continue this pack and plan on lowering the dose next month.”

9 / 10
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Becky2017 · Taken for 1 to 6 months August 5, 2016

Necon 1/50 (mestranol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: “This medication i was on for 6 months no side effects other than it nearly killed me. I got blood clots in both my lungs, multiple that is was hospitalized had to be on watfarin for 6 months and do lovenox shots til my levels were at 2.0 twice. It sucked. I had shortness of breath and rapid breathing/high bp. Dont mess with these symptoms...i had no pain with mine..i am very lucky..age 25 when this happened. I have been off warfarin no birth control ever again. After all the testing it confirmed it was necon 1/50 that gave me clots. Get medical help right away”

1 / 10
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Anonymous August 13, 2008

Ortho-Novum 1/50 (mestranol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: “My doctor prescribed Apri to me as birth control and to make my periods more regular and less painful. Well, I'm still not pregnant, and my periods are completely predictable and manageable. Before I started this medication my periods were sometimes debilitating. In addition to being less painful, my periods last for fewer days now that I take Apri. There are so many horror stories about birth control pills, but I'm proof that they do work for some people”

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Anonymous June 17, 2015

Necon 1/50 (mestranol / norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I was bleeding heavily for 3 months straight. I would be off my period a week then 3 more months of bleeding. This went on over a year while I tried just about every other type of bc pill. Also extreme nausea causing bad weight loss and severe abdominal pain. On this pill my period lasts 5 days once a month and is much lighter. Cramps are much better. Nausea was worse at first but went away after about a week. No crazy mood swings. I'm back up to a healthy weight. The only bad thing is it made me exhausted, especially when I first started taking it. I would literally sleep 15 hours a day if off work. Wouldn't even get up to eat. It has eased up a lot but still not back to normal energy.”

9 / 10
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Anonymous June 28, 2016

Necon 1/50 (mestranol / norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I took Necon 1/50 for three months. On the second day an hour after taking the pill I became very nauseous and would throw up every morning for the next 3-4 days, each day a little less nauseous, till by a week and a half the nausea was tolerable but would continue until the pack was done. then i would take my week of placebo. Upon starting the next pack the cycle of nausea would begin again. By the third month I still felt just as sick taking it as i did the first month. With the nausea and vomiting coupled with my panic disorder I ended up losing 15lbs and my body still suffers from it. After Necon i went straight to an IUD which unfortunately hasn't worked for me either.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year May 17, 2014

Necon 1/50 (mestranol / norethindrone) for Endometriosis: “Felt like a zombie during the day.... if I wasn't a zombie I was having a panic attack almost on a daily basis. Cried for no reason, wanted to pick fights. The periods were light and didn't last long, the only benefit to this medicine. BUT... my uterus felt like it was going to fall out of my ass when I had my period... and went through severe PMS 3 days until I got my period.”

2 / 10
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Anonymous August 13, 2008

For Birth Control: “My doctor prescribed ortho-novo 1-50 to me as birth control and to make my periods more regular and less painful. Well, I'm still not pregnant, and my periods are completely predictable and manageable. Before I started this medication my periods were sometimes debilitating. In addition to being less painful, my periods last for fewer days now that I take Apri. There are so many horror stories about birth control pills, but I'm proof that they do work for some people”

8 / 10
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Anonymous June 30, 2012

Necon 1/50 (mestranol / norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “5th pill in 2 years finally one cycle per month!”

9 / 10
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