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User Reviews for Norethindrone

Also known as: Aygestin, Camila, Errin, Ortho Micronor, Norlyda, Sharobel, Heather, Jencycla, Incassia, Deblitane, Nora-Be, Lyleq, Lyza, Jolivette, Norlyroc, Tulana …show all brand names

Norethindrone has an average rating of 4.9 out of 10 from a total of 1,443 ratings on Drugs.com. 32% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 45% reported a negative experience.

Condition Avg. Rating Reviews Compare
Birth Control  
5.0
1069 reviews 342 medications
Abnormal Uterine Bleeding  
4.1
263 reviews 100 medications
Endometriosis  
5.3
92 reviews 102 medications
Amenorrhea  
6.8
19 reviews 31 medications
Summary of Norethindrone reviews 4.9 1,443 reviews

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Reviews for Norethindrone

AP · July 3, 2021

For Birth Control: “I wanted to leave a review just to say EVERY. PERSON. IS. DIFFERENT! I was leary to start birth control again at 40 because of horrible experiences in the past with mood swings, etc. I started this bill because of very heavy periods. I almost didn't take it because of all of the bad reviews I read. That would have been a mistake because I've had NO side effects. My first month my period was very light. Second month, gone. I'm good with that! You will never know if this pill or any other will work for you unless you try it. If you don't like it, stop using and try something else.”

9 / 10
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Sprbty · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 3, 2021

Jencycla (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I'd been taking the combo pill for about 16 years and a doctor finally told me they won't give me them anymore because of the migraines I was getting. She recommended I try this one. The first 2 months was rough, breasts pain, random bleeding, MAJOR BRAIN FOG. I see that confusion is a symptom on the side effects lists, fine, but I feel like a different person. I Can't focus, hard time remembering, can't find the words, have a hard time explaining things. Has anyone else had these brain fog symptoms?”

4 / 10
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Kaye · January 4, 2020

Errin (norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I was very scared to start these pills due to the horror stories I've read but I went with my gut and started them a month ago. I was on Tri Lo Milli and it had me bleeding nonstop, some days light some days heavy but bleeding everyday, so I told myself let's do it. I couldn't see it being any worse than bleeding everyday and mind you I'm a married woman and I was tired of telling my husband it's just until my body gets on track. He was understand but I wasn't at all. I hated the fact that this was everyday for me. So anyway I've been taking these like told everyday straight and on time. I stopped bleed after 4 days and I haven't bleed since. Not one drop! I haven't had mood swings, no headaches, no hair loss and no appetite loss or gain. I'm just normal. I do believe some are not doing as the direction say "EVERY DAY ON TIME" and it causes issues as far as bleeding goes but for me its working and I'm happy with them as of now. If anything changes I'll be sure to update you guys!”

10 / 10
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Emma · Taken for 1 to 6 months · April 30, 2020

Errin (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I haven’t really had any side effect symptoms from Errin pill except my period dates being a bit skewed. No crazy bleeding or spotting and my boyfriend has probably came inside of me like 100 times since I started taking it 3 months ago and I’m not pregnant haha. Best!”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · February 3, 2021

Errin (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I have been on this due to not being able to take estrogen based bc. I will give this a pretty positive review with 1 downside. Positives: Extremely light periods (2-3 days tops of spotting and nothing more) when taken regularly. Lost 10lbs the first 2 months. No PMS what so ever. No headaches. It actually has helped them so much because prior my cycles were so short I was constantly PMSing. Negatives: I have noticed I am a bit more fatigued. I have always been go go go but occasionally now I seem to want to nap after work. Breast tenderness is a bit more some months but nothing terrible. If you miss a pill or late you will have breakthrough bleeding . Its not much but it can come at any time. My experience in general hadn't been so bad and I am pretty happy on it.”

8 / 10
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Layla · Taken for 1 to 6 months · December 5, 2020

Sharobel (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “22 Y Female here and so far so good on Sharobel! I’ve been on all types of birth control since about 17 years old. I started out on ortho tri cyclen and then nexplanon to the IUD and then Vienva and now Sharobel!! So far I really like this birth control. I have some mental health issues so I needed a low dose hormone and this has hardly affected my moods in a negative way which is awesome because we all know about how certain birth controls can make us crazy lol. Also a plus is my boobs have gotten bigger. Like from a C to a D! The only negative thing I have to say so far is my boobs randomly get sore every so often and my periods aren’t completely regular but it could be my body still adjusting because it takes time! If you want something low dose that won’t have bad side effects this is the one! Also I have noticed my libido has gone up and I am glad this pill doesn’t affect my sex life except for the better. I very quickly become aroused and no dryness over here . Overall a great option.”

10 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for 1 to 6 months · January 17, 2021

Errin (norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “This birth control Errin is unbearable!!!! I have two to three periods a month! Also I have huge blood clots on this pill. I’m so sick of spending money on hygiene products. I’m at my wits ends with this. Avoid this pill!”

1 / 10
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figaro123 · Taken for 1 to 6 months · March 13, 2020

Camila (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “Please keep in mind that everyone reacts differently to hormones and what I experienced may not be what you experience. I am writing this so the people that do experience these side effects do not feel like they are crazy. I started this birth control because I was no longer allowed to be on a combined pill. I took it for about four months and couldn’t take it anymore. My boobs hurt so bad I could barely put a bra on, my periods never regulated the way they were supposed to, I broke out like crazy and it made me so nauseous. every month I was taking a pregnancy test because all the symptoms I was experiencing were the same as if I was pregnant, the late or non existent period didn’t help either. I hope someone finds this useful.”

4 / 10
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Ms. Urda · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 27, 2021

Norlyda (norethindrone) for Endometriosis: “Nuvaring user 19-22yrs, tried again at 29. In 2016 I began having pelvic pain, turned out to be ruptured cyst. In 2019 & 2020 I underwent testing for endometriosis. In 2021 had a triple surgeon op for endo & was put on Norlyda to keep hormones in balance (at age 34). I noticed tiredness with 1st packet. About to finish my 3rd pack & my skin itches horribly everyday; vision gets blurry; sweating more; depressed (& coping differently); and gained 13lbs!! These are listed side effects for Norlyda, unbeknownst to me. What's not listed is that my nipples are incredibly ugly now, my butt crack hair grows quickly, & more acne breakouts. BUT, I am living pain-free and with little effect to my pooping schedule. My periods are sporadic, usually shorter with darker blood. My whole body changed using this bc. :(  Sorry if TMI, but I think its important to share and I hope I helped someone with my experience.”

4 / 10
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Belinda Y · November 30, 2020

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “Started Norethindrone .35 mid-March 2020, I was 41 so ob/gyn said this was only safe option to regulate my irregular periods. For 1st 2 months I was nauseous, couldn't eat & lost 10 lbs. Was very sad & anxiety shot through the roof. I chalked all these symptoms up to my emotions about the pandemic, but in hindsight it was mostly norethindrone making me feel poorly. I stopped taking it in Nov. a few days before my 42nd birthday because the side-effects had gotten out-of-hand. I had constant cramps, back pain, night sweats, numb fingers & toes, headaches for days, low libido & vaginal dryness, erratic emotions, irregular period that came every 20 days or so. When stopped, all the side-effects went away. I'd rather deal w/the natural feelings of my period than add negative side-effects from a pill. If this is the best medical science can do for people who menstruate in their 40s, it's a pretty sad affair.”

2 / 10
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AC · May 1, 2020

Ortho Micronor (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I have tried every type of birth control, from implants to IUDS to rings to 5 different types of combined BCPs, but Ortho Micronor is my favorite. I take generic micronor and it has the least amount of side effects of any hormonal birth control method I have ever used. It’s the only pill that doesn’t cause me mood swings. I have not had any notable extra acne, no facial hair, no weight gain. All other combined pills made me emotional, weepy, agitated and irritable. I have PMDD and Yaz actually made it worse. I will take Norethindrone for as long as I can. It’s been the best yet for me. I know every body is different, but I wish I tried this sooner, I would have saved myself a lot of painful and emotional trial and error.”

10 / 10
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Neonsnow · February 15, 2016

Ortho Micronor (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I had a blood clot during my first pregnancy and this is the only thing they could prescribe. I have been taking it for 7 days and I'm moody, crampy, my face broke out (I have clear skin),no sex drive, spacey, I'm extremely tired and I'm so overly hungry. I'm very athletic so it's frustrating. Birth control is ridiculous. I have never found a good one. Even the IUD moved twice! Where the hell is male birth control?”

2 / 10
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Jp · Taken for 1 to 6 months · November 12, 2020

Errin (norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I was prescribed Errin as an alternative birth control because of having high blood pressure. The first 3 months were normal with my period last about 5-6 days. On the 4th month I started bleeding profusely! I would bleed through heavy pads in 3 hours. The bleeding was full of huge clots. I lost so much blood that was pale and required to come into the doctor's office for a checkup. The cramping was unbearable. There is no way this medication is worth the pain and money it costs in feminine products. The birth control works in preventing pregnancy because who would want to have sex with you when you are bleeding through your clothes! Terrible experience.”

1 / 10
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Socalprinses · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 2, 2019

Errin (norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I started using this pill two months ago. Will start my third pack next week. Before starting Errin I had suffered with heavy, heavy periods for the past five years. So heavy in fact that they forced my body to expel the Mirena my doctor had put in place. The clotting and pain was horrific. We had tried everything, it seemed and Errin was our last ditch effort before considering surgery. Thankfully, Errin has worked for me. I knew it would take some time for my body to get used to the hormone and balance out so when my first period was horrible, I hung in there. In June I did not have a period at all. I had some pink when wiping but that was it. Everyone is different and I'm grateful this worked for me. It has changed my life. I'm 50 and only have a few years to go before menopause but I would like to transition "quietly" instead of looking like a blood accident. Good luck to everyone.”

10 / 10
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Christine · Taken for 1 to 6 months · August 19, 2019

Errin (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I started googling this before I went on and the majority of posts are negative - so I'm posting due to a positive experience . I started a month and a half ago after being on a combo pill for my entire life. So far- no issues, no weight gain, the only kinda weird thing is that I haven't gotten a period. Don't hate it but will probably think I'm pregnant constantly because I"m so paranoid that way .LOL No side effects so far aside from a bit of cramping!”

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Lulu · July 23, 2019

For Birth Control: “I really don’t have anything negative to say about it. I take it at the SAME time every day My breast got very sensitive so it was uncomfortable to wear a bra at times. No hair falling out. No weight gain. This works very well as a birth control because I, again, take it very single day at the same time. Your window is only three hours. Ps. I waited a week so that my body could get used to this new thing before having unprotected sex. Please be wary when listening to some reviews. If you psych yourself out on weight gain. You will gain weight. If you psych yourself out on losing your hair (you will stress and guess what? Loss your freaking hair) Every woman’s body is DIFFERENT! I took the combo pill and it was horrible for me. I took nuvaring and again, horrible. My body can’t take both hormones. Please remember, most women that this pill works well for. They do not even think to leave a review!!”

10 / 10
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Issa · December 29, 2020

Nora-Be (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I was switched to Nora-Be from generic Beyaz. I have horrible issues with estrogen (mainly caused my PCOS and PMDD) and so I needed a progestin only option. Currently on pack one and will update again in a few months but it’s amazing how much my PMDD/intrusive thoughts have decreased since starting this. No issues with acne or weight so far. Birth control is so individual that it can be trial and error to see what works. There are so many different kinds of progestin that certain ones you swear by may be awful for other women. This is just my current experience with Nora-Be, will be back to update!”

8 / 10
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Prickly · Taken for 1 to 6 months · May 10, 2021

Nora-Be (norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “It’s been 75 days of constant bleeding - from a few days of using a pantyliner with a few spots of brown blood to couple days of needing medium pad for red blood then back to spotting then back to slightly heavier bleed. Basically non stop spotting and bleeding. And I’m sick of using hygiene products EVERY DAY.”

2 / 10
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Tia · Taken for less than 1 month · March 14, 2021

For Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I have fibroids and am extremely anemic so I was put on norethindrone to shorten the length of my periods. I've taken the pills faithfully and so far gave been bleeding for 12 days straight. I'm dealing with stomach cramps and nipples that feel like they're twisted so tight they're going to pop right off. This sucks!”

3 / 10
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Abby · January 23, 2021

Errin (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I have been taking Errin for 6 months and it has been great! I only have two side effects. One is that my periods are less frequent and only occur every 3 months, but I am not complaining! The other is that my period cramps on Errin are worse than when I had a regular period not on birth control. I love Errin because it is so much better than the combination pill for me. Estrogen made me terribly sick to my stomach, but on Errin I haven’t been nauseous at all since it only has progestin. One thing to note is that Errin is a time sensitive pill. You have to take it within 3 hours at the same time every day. If you forget, use protection for 7 days after, or you risk getting pregnant. I had a pregnancy scare on Errin and almost got abortion, but luckily it was a false positive! Therefore, I can confirm that Errin is effective if you are sexually active like me, as long as you take it on time. I recommend setting a daily alarm on your phone at the same time. Mine is set for 8pm.”

9 / 10
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mandymae171 · May 9, 2021

Norlyda (norethindrone) for Endometriosis: “I’ve been on norlyda (norethindrone) for almost 2 months now. My doctor prescribed it to help with my severe periods due to endometriosis and I was bleeding insanely bad and having the severe cramps. Ever since I started this I have yet to have a period. I take it at the same time everyday, the most I’ve gone is 12 mins past my pill time. The only side effects I've had was some acne for the first couple weeks but now my skin has stayed clear, my boobs are slightly smaller, I am slightly more bloated (but I do have IBS and endo) and I had some trouble sleeping for like the first 2 weeks but nothing crazy, just had a hard time falling asleep. I have depression and anxiety and this medication has not affected it. I think the key to this pill is taking it at the same time everyday. So far I would rate it 10/10”

10 / 10
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co · February 16, 2020

Errin (norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I switched to this Errin birth control pill from Yasmin because of migraines, and regret it completely. This pill is costing me a fortune in pads and tampons because my period now lasts three weeks. I thought it was because I had to get used to it but it’s been six months now. The issue is not floundering in dosage times. I’ve taken every pill at the same exact time for the past ten years. Everyone’s body is different so if you feel it’s right for you then good, enjoy it. If you’re having three week long periods, stop taking it.”

4 / 10
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McLove · Taken for 1 to 6 months · July 17, 2022

Camila (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “As someone who’s always suffered acne, heavy periods, etc…this is the first time my acne disappeared. I’ll get occasional bumps here and there (normal) but not like before. Also, my periods are lighter and I don’t feel cramps. Only negative thing about it is I have to take it at the exact same time everyday and occasional spotting. Which is fine. I never really was a fan of birth control before until I got on Camila. This pill works wonders. I haven’t gained any weight either.”

10 / 10
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Bri · Taken for 2 to 5 years · August 23, 2019

Nora-Be (norethindrone) for Abnormal Uterine Bleeding: “I'm a little surprised at the negative reviews but I understand everyone is different. I was put on Nora-Be due to extremely heavy periods in my mid 30's. I have been on this pill for 5 years now and am quite pleased with the efficacy. While I still have a cycle (some people will stop having a period once taking Nora-be) it is significantly lighter. Once in a blue moon I would get breakthrough bleeding but that all stopped after the first month of taking Nora-be. I feel my mood has been more stable since before the pill and it has not affected my weight at all.”

9 / 10
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Red · Taken for 6 months to 1 year · July 28, 2020

Heather (norethindrone) for Birth Control: “I was put on Heather tablet for my migraines with aura and to prevent pregnancy. I was on it for well over 6 months. It did help with the migraines and ovarian cyst, but here I am.....pregnant. And before anyone asks, no, I did NOT miss or skip a pill.”

2 / 10
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