Nora-BE Side Effects, Overdose and Pregnancy Information
Nora-BE is a synthetic form of female sex hormones produced naturally in the body called Progestin. These hormones suppress the pituitary glands activity thus hindering ovulation; alter the mucus at the cervix opening to prevent sperm from entering, and their variable levels play a vital role in fertility in women. However, since Nora-BE contains only Progestin, it may be less effective than Progestin-Estrogen combinations. Mini-pills like Nora-BE may cause irregular menstrual cycle.
Nora-BE Side Effects
Nora-BE side effects include abdominal pain, vaginal discharge, acne, fluid retention, bloating, blood clots, chest pain, hair loss, and headache. Other Nora-BE side effects may include heart attack, high blood pressure, kidney problem, migraine, leg pain, nausea, sex drive changes, skin discoloration, stroke,
vomiting, and weight gain or loss.
Nora-BE Side Effects Reporting
If you experience any Nora-BE side effects not mentioned above you should report it to your primary health care provider or FDA 1-800-FDA-1088 in the United States, Health Canada 1-866-225-0709 in Canada, MHRA 020 3080 6000 in UK, or TGA 1800 020 653 in Australia.
Nora-BE overdose symptoms may include nausea, vomiting, and withdrawal
bleeding. In case of Nora-BE overdose,seek medical help right away.
Progestin-only contraceptives are linked with an increased risk of
Avoid using contraceptives including Nora-BE if you are or might be
Avoid smoking as it enhances the risk of heart-related side effects in
women who use oral contraceptives like Nora-BE . The risk is even greater in
women over 35.
Avoid using Nora-BE if you have had an allergic reaction to any oral
Avoid Nora-BE if you are a migraine sufferer.
Avoid taking Nora-BE if you or someone in your family has ever had breast
cancer or cancer of the reproductive system or liver problems.
Avoid Nora-BE if you have or ever had a stroke, heart disease, liver
disease, chest pain, or blood clots.
Avoid Nora-BE if you have had pregnancy related jaundice or jaundice
resulting from previous use of any oral contraceptives.
Avoid Nora-BE if you have experienced abnormal vaginal bleeding.
The progestin-only Mini-Pills may cause irregular menstrual cycle and
are considered less-effective than estrogen-progestin combinations. They
are usually recommended for women who should avoid estrogens as well as
Nora-BE should be used with caution if you are:
-Have liver, heart, gallbladder, kidney, or thyroid
-Have high blood pressure
or heart attack in the past
-Family history of breast
cancer or other cancers
-Nora-BE does not protect against HIV (AIDS), or
-If you experience abdominal pain, contact your physician
-In rare cases, oral contraceptives like Nora-BE may cause
benign liver tumors.
Check with your physician before combining Nora-BE with the following:
Ascorbic acid (Vitamin C)
Herbs like Black Cohosh, Milk Thistle, and St. John's Wort.
Take 1 pill daily.