Norlutate (Norethindrone Acetate) is used to treat women with abnormal bleeding from the uterus, to treat women who have stopped having menstrual periods for several months, and it is also used to treat a certain condition that causes painful/irregular periods. This medication belongs to a class of drugs known as progestins. It works by stopping the normal growth of the uterus lining during the menstrual cycle and signaling hormone changes in the uterus to restore normal menstrual periods.
We currently offer the brand Norlutate from Canada by Erfa. The generic version is not available.
Seek emergency medical help if you have any signs of an allergic reaction to this medication. The common side effects of Norlutate may include nausea, vomiting, headaches, dizziness, mood swings, trouble sleeping, weight gain/loss, acne, breast swelling, changes in sexual interest, unwanted hair growth, hair loss.
Contact your doctor immediately if any of these serious side effects occur:
• Changes in vaginal bleeding or discharge;
• Dark patches on the skin or face;
• Frequent, burning or painful urination;
• Yellowing eyes or skin
This is not a complete list of side effects and others may occur. Please call your doctor if you have any further concerns or questions.
You should not use Norethindrone if you are allergic to it, or if you have:
• A history of blood clots in your brain, eyes, lungs, or legs;
• Breast cancer;
• Liver disease or a liver tumor;
• Unusual vaginal bleeding that has not been checked by a doctor
Prior to taking this medication, tell your doctor if you smoke or if you have ever had:
• Heart disease or high blood pressure;
• High cholesterol or triglycerides;
• Kidney disease;
• Liver disease;
• Migraine headaches;
• Uterine fibroid tumors
Do not smoke while taking this medication. Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including prescription, nonprescription, herbal products, and vitamins. There may be a drug interaction between Norlutate and other medications. Consult your doctor if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
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