Nortrel (Oral)

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nortrel and spotting

my question is about the side effects of Nortrel 1/35 28 day birthcontrol pills, i have been taking this pill since december 05 and i am now experiencing very light bleeding , i was wondering if it could be due to the fact that i missed a dose, but to...
by amy in pittsburgh pa, 02/15/2006

Sexual side effects while taking Nortrel

i've noticed since i have started taking nortrel 777 that i still have a strong sex drive. which is great, but i noticed that when i do engage in sexual activity that i tend to not naturally lubricate. i had no problems with this area before takin...
by amy randall, 02/13/2007

Nortel Weight Gain

I've been on Nortel for 3 months now and in that time period I believe I've gained a maximum of 5lbs. Also, the majority of these 3 months were during the winter when I wasn't working out. How do I know if this weight I've gained is co...
by Rachelle in Washington, DC, 06/13/2006

Smoking ciggaretts?

Hey, i was wondering ... my nortrel birth control says on it "important- you may need a vitamin supplement with this medication. Ask your pharmacist." also "smoking should be avoided while taking this medication" i was wondering if...
by Ashley in Lawrence, KS, 10/25/2006

Structural Formula

I would like to know the structural formula of Tri-Norinyl and Nortrel 0.5/35-28. So that I can compare the both of them to see if they are made of the samething. Thanks,
by Dawn in Kent, WA, 01/15/2007

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Nortrel (Oral) Drug and Prescription Information

Nortrel (Oral)

Nortrel (Oral) Medication Classification


Nortrel (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

Nortrel (Oral) is used for the Treatment

Oral contraceptives are birth control pills.

When To Not Use Nortrel (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 Nortrel (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 Nortrel (Oral) Storage

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

What To Avoid While Using Nortrel (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.

Nortrel (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.

Nortrel (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

Nortrel (Oral) Ratings

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Nortrel (Oral)

Effectiveness: ****

Ease of Use: *****

Overall Satisfaction: ****


Angie , NY - 10/17/2012

I have been on Notrel 1/35 for about 8 months and am satisfied with this pill. After reading horror reviews, I was scared to even try it but it really depends on the person and how their body can handle the pill so if you are going to try this pill don't think everyone's review will happen to you. I went on this pill because I was spotting on Tri-Sprintec (generic form of Ortho Tricyclen). I switched thinking that this pill would not help my skin and in fact, it made it better! I have shorter lighter periods and had no side effects at all! There may have been a slight weight gain but that may just be my diet, not the pill. I hope this helps!