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Nora-Be and Alcohol/Food Interactions

There are 5 alcohol/food/lifestyle interactions with Nora-Be (norethindrone).

Minor

norethindrone Alcohol (Ethanol)

Minor Drug Interaction

Information for this minor interaction is available on the professional version.

Moderate

norethindrone food

Moderate Food Interaction

Grapefruit juice may increase the blood levels of certain medications such as norethindrone. You may want to limit your consumption of grapefruit and grapefruit juice during treatment with norethindrone. However, if you have been regularly consuming grapefruit or grapefruit juice with the medication, then it is advisable for you to talk with your doctor before changing the amounts of these products in your diet, as this may alter the effects of your medication. Contact your doctor if your condition changes or you experience increased side effects. Orange juice is not expected to interact.

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Moderate

High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

estrogens/progestogens - fluid retention

Estrogens and progestogens may cause fluid retention, particularly when given in high dosages or for prolonged periods. Therapy with these agents should be administered cautiously in patients who have preexisting problems with excess fluid. In addition, patients with conditions that may be adversely affected by fluid accumulation, such as asthma, epilepsy, migraine, and cardiovascular or renal dysfunction, should be observed for exacerbation of their condition during estrogen and/or progestogen therapy.

References

  1. Leiman G "Depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate as a contraceptive agent: its effect on weight and blood pressure." Am J Obstet Gynecol 114 (1972): 97-102
  2. "Product Information. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone)." Pharmacia and Upjohn PROD (2001):
  3. "Product Information. Provera (medroxyprogesterone)." Pharmacia and Upjohn PROD (2001):
  4. "Product Information. Premarin (conjugated estrogens)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  5. "Product Information. Climara (estradiol)." Berlex Laboratories PROD (2001):
  6. "Product Information. Estrace (estradiol)." Warner Chilcott Laboratories PROD (2001):
  7. "Product Information. Estraderm (estradiol)." Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals PROD (2001):
  8. "Product Information. Vivelle (estradiol)." Ciba-Geigy Pharmaceuticals PROD (2001):
  9. "Product Information. Ortho-Novum 10/11 (ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical
  10. "Product Information. Ortho-Cept (desogestrel-ethinyl estradiol)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  11. "Product Information. Demulen 1/50 (ethinyl estradiol-ethynodiol)." Searle PROD
  12. "Product Information. Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  13. "Product Information. Ortho-Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  14. "Product Information. Lo/Ovral (ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  15. "Product Information. Ortho-Novum 1/50 (mestranol-norethindrone)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical
  16. "Product Information. Emcyt (estramustine)." Pharmacia and Upjohn PROD (2001):
  17. "Product Information. Megace (megestrol)." Bristol-Myers Squibb PROD (2001):
  18. "Product Information. Ortho-Est (estropipate)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  19. "Product Information. Ortho Dienestrol (dienestrol topical)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD
  20. "Product Information. Ogen (estropipate topical)." Pharmacia and Upjohn PROD (2001):
  21. "Product Information. Estinyl (ethinyl estradiol)." Schering Corporation PROD
  22. "Product Information. Estratab (esterified estrogens)." Solvay Pharmaceuticals Inc PROD (2001):
  23. "Product Information. Norplant System (levonorgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  24. "Product Information. Micronor (norethindrone)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  25. "Product Information. Ovrette (norgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  26. "Product Information. Prometrium (progesterone)." Virtus Pharmaceuticals LLC PROD (2001):
  27. "Product Information. Implanon (etonogestrel)." Organon Pharmaceuticals (2006):
View all 27 references
Moderate

High Cholesterol (Hyperlipoproteinemia, Hypertriglyceridemia, Sitosterolemia)

Moderate Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

progestogens - hyperlipidemia

Some progestogenic agents may elevate plasma LDL levels and/or lower HDL levels, although data have been inconsistent. Patients with preexisting hyperlipidemia may require closer monitoring during progestogen therapy, and adjustments made accordingly in their lipid-lowering regimen.

References

  1. Barnes RB, Roy S, Lobo RA "Comparison of lipid and androgen levels after conjugated estrogen or depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate treatment in postmenopausal women." Obstet Gynecol 66 (1985): 216-9
  2. Haiba NA, el-Habashy MA, Said SA, Darwish EA, Abdel-Sayed WS, Nayel SE "Clinical evaluation of two monthly injectable contraceptives and their effects on some metabolic parameters." Contraception 39 (1989): 619-32
  3. Virutamasen P, Wongsrichanalai C, Tangkeo P, Nitichai Y, Rienprayoon D "Metabolic effects of depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate in long-term users: a cross-sectional study." Int J Gynaecol Obstet 24 (1986): 291-6
  4. Teichmann AT, Wander HE, Cremer P, et al. "Medroxyprogesterone acetate and lipid metabolic changes." Arzneimittelforschung 37 (1987): 573-77
  5. Who Task Force on Long-acting Agents for Fertility Regulation "Metabolic side-effects of injectable depot-medroxyprogesterone acetate, 150 mg three-monthly, in undernourished lactating women." Bull World Health Organ 64 (1986): 587-94
  6. Luciano AA, De Souza MJ, Roy MP, Schoenfeld MJ, Nulsen JC, Halvorson CV "Evaluation of low-dose estrogen and progestin therapy in postmenopausal women." J Reprod Med 38 (1993): 207-14
  7. "Product Information. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone)." Pharmacia and Upjohn PROD (2001):
  8. "Product Information. Provera (medroxyprogesterone)." Pharmacia and Upjohn PROD (2001):
  9. "Product Information. Ortho-Novum 10/11 (ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical
  10. "Product Information. Ortho-Cept (desogestrel-ethinyl estradiol)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  11. "Product Information. Demulen 1/50 (ethinyl estradiol-ethynodiol)." Searle PROD
  12. "Product Information. Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  13. "Product Information. Ortho-Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  14. "Product Information. Lo/Ovral (ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  15. "Product Information. Norplant System (levonorgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  16. "Product Information. Micronor (norethindrone)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  17. "Product Information. Ovrette (norgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
View all 17 references
Minor

Obesity

Minor Potential Hazard, Moderate plausibility

progestogens - weight gain

Progestogens can cause weight gain, which may be significant (as is the case with parenteral medroxyprogesterone) and undesirable in obese patients attempting to lose weight.

References

  1. Leiman G "Depo-medroxyprogesterone acetate as a contraceptive agent: its effect on weight and blood pressure." Am J Obstet Gynecol 114 (1972): 97-102
  2. Amatayakul K, Sivasomboon B, Thanangkul O "A study of the mechanism of weight gain in medroxyprogesterone acetate users." Contraception 22 (1980): 605-22
  3. "Product Information. Depo-Provera (medroxyprogesterone)." Pharmacia and Upjohn PROD (2001):
  4. "Product Information. Provera (medroxyprogesterone)." Pharmacia and Upjohn PROD (2001):
  5. "Product Information. Ortho-Novum 10/11 (ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical
  6. "Product Information. Ortho-Cept (desogestrel-ethinyl estradiol)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  7. "Product Information. Demulen 1/50 (ethinyl estradiol-ethynodiol)." Searle PROD
  8. "Product Information. Triphasil (ethinyl estradiol-levonorgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  9. "Product Information. Ortho-Cyclen (ethinyl estradiol-norgestimate)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  10. "Product Information. Lo/Ovral (ethinyl estradiol-norgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  11. "Product Information. Norplant System (levonorgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
  12. "Product Information. Micronor (norethindrone)." Ortho McNeil Pharmaceutical PROD (2001):
  13. "Product Information. Ovrette (norgestrel)." Wyeth-Ayerst Laboratories PROD (2001):
View all 13 references

Nora-Be drug interactions

There are 251 drug interactions with Nora-Be (norethindrone).

Nora-Be disease interactions

There are 12 disease interactions with Nora-Be (norethindrone) which include:


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Drug Interaction Classification

These classifications are only a guideline. The relevance of a particular drug interaction to a specific individual is difficult to determine. Always consult your healthcare provider before starting or stopping any medication.
Major Highly clinically significant. Avoid combinations; the risk of the interaction outweighs the benefit.
Moderate Moderately clinically significant. Usually avoid combinations; use it only under special circumstances.
Minor Minimally clinically significant. Minimize risk; assess risk and consider an alternative drug, take steps to circumvent the interaction risk and/or institute a monitoring plan.
Unknown No interaction information available.

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