Be sure to review Nora-BE dosing instructions with your healthcare provider before starting the birth control pill. You should take one tablet daily, at the same time each day. Do not wait any days between packs; when you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Taking your Nora-BE dose even a few hours late can increase your risk of pregnancy.
Nora-BE Dosing: An Introduction
Nora-BE® (norethindrone) is a generic version of Nor-QD®. There is only one standard dose of Nora-BE. As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so. Although the drug is effective when taken as directed, not taking it correctly increases the risk of unintentional pregnancy.
Starting Nora-BE for the First Time
It is best to start Nora-BE on the first day of your period. You may start it on a different day, but you need to use a backup method of birth control (such as condoms) for 48 hours after starting Nora-BE in this situation. Make sure to pick a time that works well for you, since you will have to take the pills at the exact same time each day. If you had a miscarriage or abortion, you can start Nora-BE the next day.
If you are exclusively breastfeeding (you are not supplementing with formula or food), you can start Nora-BE six weeks after delivery. If you are not exclusively breastfeeding (you are breastfeeding and using formula or food), you should start the drug three weeks after delivery.
Check with your healthcare provider about how and when to start Nora-BE when switching from a different form of birth control, including other kinds of birth control pills.
Basic Nora-BE Dosing Instructions
Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 28 days (four weeks). After you finish one pack, immediately start a new one the next day. Do not wait any days between packs (this may take a little planning, since you will need a new pack on hand). Unlike other types of birth control pills, every tablet in the pack contains hormones (there are no inactive or placebo pills and no breaks between pills).