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Norinyl Birth Control Pills

There are two types of Norinyl® birth control pills available:
 
  • Norinyl 1+35 (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol), equivalent to Ortho-Novum® 1/35
  • Norinyl 1+50 (norethindrone and mestranol), a pill with a high dose of estrogen, equivalent to Ortho-Novum 1/50.
 
Regardless of the type your healthcare provider prescribes, it is very important to take this medication every day, at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that is easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing pills increases your risk of pregnancy.
 
Though generally well tolerated, Norinyl can cause side effects. For example, some women taking it may develop headaches, nausea, or spotting. Birth control pills are not suitable for everyone, so tell your healthcare provider if you have high blood pressure, gallbladder disease, diabetes, or any other medical conditions before taking Norinyl.
 
(To learn more, including how this medication works and what to do if you miss a dose, click Norinyl.)

Norinyl Birth Control Pills

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