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About this Coupon
How do I use this Coupon?
- Print this drug coupon and bring it to your pharmacy.
- Give the pharmacist the coupon. She or he will know how to apply the drug discount.
- Save up to 75% off your Birth Control prescription!
Where can I use this Coupon?
You can use this discount at pharmacies across the nation. It may get you different discounts depending on which pharmacy you go to. We recommend calling ahead of time to different pharmacies near you for the most savings.
Who can use this Coupon?
Anyone can use this discount count with their prescription. Simply present it to your pharmacy when you are filling your prescription.
What if I have/don’t have insurance
You can use this card if you don’t have insurance or if you have insurance. Please check with the pharmacy for each prescription as our drug coupon may save you MORE money than your current prescription insurance. You may be able to use our drug coupon to pay less than what you would with your insurance copay. This drug coupon is not insurance. This drug coupon does not expire and gives you access to discounts that would normally be reserved for special medical groups.
What is ?
Micronor are contraceptive tablets that contain the active ingredient norethisterone and are more efficient than other birth control methods like condoms and diaphragm. Micronor tablet is commonly known as the mini pill because it doesn’t contain oestrogen.
The tablets help prevent pregnancy by making vaginal fluid thicker helping prevent sperm from reaching the egg, and they also contribute to avoid pregnancy by changing the lining of a woman’s womb, to avoid attachment of a fertilised egg. They also work by stopping ovulation in about half of a woman’s menstrual cycles. It may not occur in all women who use the mini pill.
However, the drug does not consistently prevent ovulation but it is used by most women who cannot take oestrogen. The drug is also used to treat menstrual disorders, endometriosis. For users to reduce the risk of pregnancy, they are advised to take the medication exactly as prescribed by healthcare professionals.
Micronor Tablets are used to prevent pregnancy in women. The drug has an active ingredient norethisterone which is a synthetic progestogen hormone, and similar to the natural progestogens produced by the human body. The norethisterone, therefore, increases the thickness of the mucus, which makes it more difficult for sperm makes its way into the womb.
By preventing sperm entrance into the womb, successful fertilisation of an egg that leads to pregnancy is less likely to happen. It also works by changing the quality of the womb lining preventing any fertilised eggs from successfully attaching onto the wall of the womb. This drug does not protect you or your partner against sexually transmitted diseases like HIV, syphilis, gonorrhoea or any other disease of this kind.
The medicine is also used to treat menstrual disorders, endometriosis, a condition that affects a woman’s reproductive organs or abnormal vaginal bleeding which may be as a result of hormone imbalance in a woman’s body. While it is used to prevent pregnancy successfully in most women, women who have the following conditions are advised not to use the drug:
- Allergic to any ingredient in Micronor
- Have vaginal bleeding of unknown cause, or have a history of blood clots, bleeding in the brain (e.g., stroke), liver problems, liver tumours, known or suspected breast cancer, or genital cancer
- Women who are already pregnant or not sure of pregnancy
- Have or may have breast cancer
Contact your doctor before using this medication. Also, follow the doctor’s advice always in order to be on the safe side.
Take Micronor by mouth with or without food, usually once daily or as directed by your healthcare provider. For Micronor to be effective, you must take it at the same time every day.
- Pick a time of day that you can remember, and take the pill at the same time each day.
By missing a pill, taking it more than three or four hours late, or starting a new pack late will increase the chances of you becoming pregnant. If you happen to miss a pill or take this medication three or more hours later than your usual time of the day, use a backup method of birth control like a condom, each time you have sex for the next two days.
If you have any stomach pain or nausea when taking the medication, consider taking the drug after your evening meal or at bedtime. You may as well choose to take this medication at another time of day that is easier for you to remember. It does not matter the schedule of dosing you are using as long as you take the Micronor pill at the same time each day, 24 hours apart.
You should take the tablet every day until you finish the last tablet after which you will start a new pack the following day. You should not have any breaks between packs, and you should not take any reminder pills without consulting your doctor. Your periods may come early, and sometimes late while using this medication.
Use of Micronor may affect individuals in different ways. The following are the side effects that are caused by this medicine:
- Irregular Bleeding: This is the most commonly known side effect associated with this drug. The condition occurs when there is a change in your menstrual bleeding, periods coming either early or late, and in some cases you may have some spotting between periods. Avoid taking your pills late or missing pills to prevent this.
- Raised blood pressure. The use of Micronor may cause or increase your blood pressure, and you should, therefore, check your blood pressure regularly.
- It may also cause acne and extra hair on your face and body. This cases have been reported but are very rare.
Other side effects that are widely known for this drug include nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and fatigue, loss of scalp hair, breast lumps, mild headache, mood changes, jaundice or a yellowing of the skin or eyeballs.
While many of the side effects can be solely managed, and some go away on their own over time, it is good to report to your doctor if you see any of the above changes in your body or monthly period. Always be on the look.
Before you take any other drug, you must first inform your doctor. Some of the drugs, including over-the-counter medicine, may have a serious interaction with Micronor.
You should not use Micronor together with sodium tetradecyl sulphate because a severe interaction may occur. If you are currently using the medication, ensure you tell your doctor before you start taking the pill or vice versa.
Some of the drugs you may use may cause hormonal birth control to work less productive by reducing the amount of birth control hormones in your body. This effect can result in getting pregnant. Examples of such drugs include:
- Griseofulvin, St. John’s wort, modafinil,
- Rifamycins such as rifampin, rifabutin,
- Drugs used to treat seizures , HIV drugs (such as nelfinavir, nevirapine, ritonavir), etc.
The medication can affect the results of certain lab tests, e.g., sex-hormone-binding globulin, thyroid. To avoid this, make sure you tell the laboratory personnel and all your doctors that you are using this medication.
Other contraceptives that contain same active ingredient include Noriday. It also is also a mini-pill and it contains norethisterone and Noristerat which is a contraceptive injection. Any drug that tends to affect your health is not good to your body when taking this pill.
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