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General Information on Micronor
Micronor, popularly known as ‘mini-pill’, is used to prevent pregnancy. Instead of estrogen, this medication contains Norethindrone, which is basically a type of progestin. This drug helps women avoid pregnancy by preventing fertilization and implantation. You should buy Micronor and use it exactly as prescribed by your physician.
Micronor prevents pregnancy by causing the following changes in the woman’s reproductive system:
- Thickens the cervical mucus that, in turn, prevents sperm from penetrating the vagina and enter the womb
- Suppresses ovulation by preventing release of egg in the ovaries. This happens in only half of the women who take this pill.
- Slows down the speed of ovum movement in the fallopian tubes
- Alters endometrium or the womb lining thereby preventing any fertilized egg from implanting to the uterus wall.
Micronor is more reliable than supplementary birth control processes. It also ensures regular and painless comfortable menstrual periods. However, it does not provide protection against STDs.
Side effects of Micronor
Generally, Micronor does not cause any major side effects. Being a contraception drug it can alter the time, flow and nature of your periods. While using Norethindrone for the first couple of months, you may experience spotting between your periods, abnormal flow or continuous bleeding. Here are some common side effects of Micronor:
- Vaginal infections
- Bloating or stomach cramping
- Breast size reduction
- Breast tenderness
- Weight gain
- Hair loss
- Oily scalp
Some rare but fatal conditions such as heart attack, pulmonary embolism, stroke may develop from blood clots during the use of Micronor. You can also experience:
- Chest or jaw or left arm pain
- Weakness or numbness on one side of the body
- Swelling, pain or warmth in the calf or groin
- Indistinct speech
- Tingling sensation in the legs or arms
- Sudden breathing problem
- Sudden severe headaches with coordination problems
- Worsening of migraine
- Coughing up blood
- Vision problems
- Depression or confusion
Although allergic reactions to Norethindrone are not very common, still you should take the help of your doctor if you develop following symptoms:
- Extreme dizziness
- Shortness of breath
- Skin rash
- Swelling or itching of tongue, throat or face
Micronor can cause some more serious side effects that will need immediate attention of experts. Some of these side effects include:
- Breast lumps
- Acute stomach or abdominal or pelvic pain
- Swelling of the feet or ankles
- Darkened urine
- Yellowing of skin or eyes
- Abnormal body or facial hair
- Extreme fatigue
Dosage of Micronor
The Micronor mini pill should be taken orally at the same time everyday, with or without food. These pills have to be taken every day, even during periods. You need to use an alternative birth control method if you ever miss a pill or take it too late (more than three hours) or vomit within the first four hours of taking it. This is important because all of these may increase the risk of pregnancy. Women allergic to Norethindrone should not buy Micronor.
Sudden abnormal vaginal bleeding, vomiting, nausea etc. can be the symptoms of overdose of Micronor. On the other hand, you may miss 1 or 2 periods in a row if the pill has not been taken properly. Whatever the condition is, talk to your doctor and follow the instructions strictly.
Micronor must be taken under proper supervision of doctors. Never start or stop using other prescription or non-prescription medications without the permission of your physician.
Some drugs which seriously interact with Norethindrone are:
- Sodium Tetradecyl Sulfate
Moreover, the following medications slow down the activity of Micronor and accelerate pregnancy:
- HIV drugs (Nelfinavir, Nevirapine, Ritonavir)
- St. John's wort
- Rifamycins (Rifampin, Rifabutin)
- Seizure medications (Barbiturates, Topiramate, Felbamate, Carbamazepine, Primidone, Phenytoin)
Micronor often influences the thyroid or globulin tests. However, the lists provided above are not complete. Contact your doctor for comprehensive lists of side effects as well as the interactive drugs.
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What is a "Generic" medication/drug?
Generic drugs are medications that have the comparable medicinal ingredients as the original brand name drug, but which are generally cheaper in price. Nearly 1 in 3 drugs dispensed are "generic". They undergo comparative testing to ensure that they are the same as their "brand" counterparts in:
- Active Ingredient (e.g. "Pravastatin" is the active ingredient in brand name Pravachol)
- Dosage (e.g. 10 mg of the active ingredient)
- Safety (e.g. same or similar side effects, drug interactions)
- Performance (e.g. 10 mg of a "generic" can be substituted for 10 mg of the "brand" and have the same therapeutic result)
- Intended use (e.g. both "generic" and "brand" would be prescribed for the same conditions)
What this means is that "generic" medications can be used as a substitute of their brand equivalents with comparable therapeutic results. There are a few exceptions (examples are outlined at the end of this page) and as always you should consult your physician before switching from a brand name medications to a generic or vice versa.
What differences are there between generic and brand?
While generics and brand equivalent drugs contain comparable active ingredients, they may be different in the following ways:
- Appearance (e.g. the scoring or markings)
The color, shape and size of the medication come from the fillers that are added to the active ingredients to make the drug. These fillers that are added to the drug have no medical use and do not to change the effectiveness of the final product. A generic drug must contain comparable active ingredients and must be comparable in strength and dosage to the original brand name equivalent. Generic drugs can be more cost effective than purchasing the brand name.
Why do generics cost less than the brand name equivalents?
When a new drug is "invented", the company that discovered it has a patent on it that gives them the exclusive production rights for this medication. Once the patent expires in a country, other companies can bring the product to market under their own name. This patent prevents other companies from copying the drug during that time so they can earn back their Research and Development costs through being the exclusive supplier of the product. After the patent expires however, other companies can develop a "generic" version of the product. These versions generally are offered at much lower prices because the companies do not have the same development costs as the original company who developed the medication.
The main thing to realize here though is that the two products are therapeutically comparable. They may look different, and be called something different, but they are required to be have the same active ingredient.
How are Generic drugs tested to ensure quality and efficacy?
The two most generally accepted methods to prove the safety of a generic version of a drug are to either repeat most of the chemistry, animal and human studies originally done, or to show that the drug performs comparably with the original brand name drug. This second option is called a "comparative bioavailability" study. During this type of study, volunteers are given the original drug, and then separately later the generic drug. The rates at which the drug is delivered to the patient (into their blood stream or otherwise absorbed) are measured to ensure they are the same. Because the same active ingredient is used the major concern is just that it delivers the common chemical(s) at the same rate so that they have the same effect. Please note that the methods that the manufacturers use may vary from country to country.