Norinyl 1/35 (Oral)

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pregnancy occurring

i was 12 hours late of taking day 6 active pill,i did not have the regular dose that evening either,so when i got home the next day i took 2 norinyl pills,since i was late on the day 6 active pill and i did not take day 7 active pill,so i took 2 more ...
by peggy in tn., 07/10/2009

Can get Pregnant if I miss taking my pill by half an hour or an hour.

I wanted to know this information because sometimes I miss my pill by an hour or half an hour and I am always worried about getting pregnant.
by Ashlei in Norfolk,VA, 04/11/2007

When should I take my first pill?

I was just wondering when I should start taking the Norinyl 1+35 birth control pills. I have been on the Depo- provera injection for 4 years now and have not had any vaginal bleeding. I am confused as when to start the pills now since I am not having ...
by Carla, 01/17/2006

Norinyl 1/35 (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Norinyl 1/35 (Oral)

Norinyl 1/35 (Oral) Medication Classification


Norinyl 1/35 (Oral) Brandname

Ortho Tri-Cyclen, Yasmin, Aviane, Necon 1/35, Ortho-Novum 7/7/7, Low-Ogestrel 28, Ortho-Cyclen, Femhrt 1/5, Alesse 28, Estrostep Fe, Levora-28, Ovcon 35, Zovia 1/35e, Loestrin Fe 1/20, Sprintec

Norinyl 1/35 (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Norinyl 1/35 (Oral)

You should not use oral contraceptives if you have ever had an allergic reaction to them or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. You should not use if you have heart disease or have had a blood clot.

How Should You Use Norinyl 1/35 (Oral)

Coated Tablet, Tablet

  • Your doctor will tell you how much of this medicine to use and how often. Do not use more medicine or use it more often than your doctor tells you to.
  • You may take this medicine with food to lessen stomach upset.
  • Keep your pills in the container you receive from the pharmacy. Take the pills in the order they appear in the container.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day. Swallow the tablet whole. Do not crush, break, or chew it.
  • If a dose is missed:
  • If one dose is missed: Take the missed dose as soon as you remember. Take 2 tablets if you do not remember until the next day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss two doses in a row: Take 2 pills a day for the next 2 days and then go back to taking one a day. Ask your health caregiver if you need to USE ANOTHER KIND OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins.
  • If you miss 3 doses in a row: Stop taking this month's pills AND USE A DIFFERENT METHOD OF BIRTH CONTROL until your period begins; then start a new cycle of pills.

Proper Norinyl 1/35 (Oral) Storage

Store Norinyl 1/35 (Oral) at room temperature away from sunlight and moisture unless otherwise stated by manufacturer's instructions or labelling. Keep Norinyl 1/35 (Oral) and all medications out of the reach of children.

What To Avoid While Using Norinyl 1/35 (Oral)

Ask your doctor or pharmacist before using any other medicine, including over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal products.

  • Make sure your doctor knows if you are also using any other medicines, such as antibiotics or epilepsy medicine.

Norinyl 1/35 (Oral) Warnings

  • Use a different kind of birth control during the first 3 weeks of oral contraceptive use to make sure you are protected from pregnancy.
  • Tell your doctor if you have lupus, high blood pressure, epilepsy, asthma, migraine headaches, sugar diabetes, or depressed mood.
  • If you smoke while using birth control pills, you increase your risk of having a heart attack, stroke, or blood clot. If you have any questions about the risks in using this medicine, talk to your doctor.
  • If you miss two periods in a row, call your doctor for a pregnancy test before you take any more pills.
  • You should see your doctor on a regular basis (every 6 months or 1 year) while taking birth control pills.
  • It is best to wait 2 or 3 months after stopping birth control pills before you try to get pregnant.

Norinyl 1/35 (Oral) Side Effects

Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects:

  • Pain in leg (calf), chest, or groin
  • Severe headache, sudden vision changes
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Lumps in breast
  • Yellowing of the skin or eyes
  • If you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor:
  • Nausea
  • Bloated feeling or weight gain
  • Stomach cramps
  • Appetite changes
  • Breast tenderness or swelling
  • Tired feeling that will not go away
  • Vaginal itching or discharge
  • Contact lens discomfort
  • Sensitivity to sunlight

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Megan, Fort Smith, AR - 01/27/2011

I have been taking Norinyl 1/35 for seven months. My acne has cleared and I have shorter, much lighter periods. I have also prevented pregnancy. However, I have exprienced SEVERE mood swings. I do not typically experience depression during PMS, but on this medication I have had fits of uncontrolable sobbing and thoughts of suicide. None of these feelings have any basis connected with my life. I will be switching to a different pill in hopes of ending the mood swings.