Side Effects of Norethisterone

Unfortunately, there have been side effects associated with the use of Norethisterone. Like any drug, you must take into consideration the side effects before choosing whether to take it. There have been a range of symptoms that have been reported of side effects of using Norethisterone which can be easily treatable and are not usually too serious.

Most common side effects

These side effects are the most common side effects that a patient can get when using Norethisterone, with one in ten people who take the drug experiencing it. These side effects include:

  • Bleeding from vaginal area – this can be dealt with by using a sanitary towel as if you are having a normal period
  • Tender breasts – using a good bra that is supportive will help ease the pain
  • Headaches – make sure you do engage in activities that you need to focus on if they could cause harm to others, e.g. driving, using machines
  • Gaining weight – eating well and exercise will help lost the extra pounds and will help you feel better in general
  • Feeling nauseous – eat small meals at regular intervals, and avoid unhealthy foods

If you follow the suggestions above, it will help you deal with the symptoms so that you do not have to be so uncomfortable. 

Other side effects

However, the above list does not limit the amount of different side effects that you can experience. Some other physical side effects include:

  • Aching body
  • Dizziness
  • Itching/Rashes
  • Constipation
  • Heart problems/palpitations/attacks

There are also mental side effects which you could experience. These include:

  • Feelings of depression
  • Feelings of confusion
  • Difficulty sleeping

What if I experience these side effects?

Generally, these side effects should not be anything to worry about. Many of the side effects are temporary and will pass quickly in time. However, if any of the side effects persist and are very painful, it is advisable to go seek advice from a medical professional.

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