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Adeel Arshad

Authored on 24 January 2024 by Adeel Arshad,

Reviewed 24 January 2024 by Dr Ruch Karunadasa.


Oral medication

Noriday is a 28 day progestogen only contraceptive pill containing the active ingredient norethisterone. It helps to make it harder for the sperm to penetrate the womb and to reduce the chance of a fertilised egg implanting in the womb. It is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy if taken correctly.

Medication effect duration

Noriday is a prescription only medicine, like any other prescription medication you must consult a doctor before using it.

 Nutrition information for medication

PrivateDoc offers a confidential free consultation service that may result in you receiving a prescription for Noriday if it is deemed appropriate and can prescribed safely. Complete a 100% free and secure consultation to explore your treatment options.

Who can take Noriday

PrivateDoc will prescribe a 3-month supply of Noriday contraceptive pill to women where Noriday is suitable. Women qualify for Noriday if:

  • They have been taking Noriday for the last year.
  • They have had no problems with Noriday in the last year.
  • They have had a face-to-face pill check-up for their contraceptive pill in the last year.

How much does Noriday cost?

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How to take Noriday

Take Noriday every day for 28 days

  • Noriday comes in strips of 28 pills.
  • Take your pill at the same time every day, within a 3 hour time window.
  • Follow the direction of the arrows on the strip. Take one pill each day, until you have finished all 28 pills.
  • Start your new pack of pills the day after taking the last pill of the previous pack
  • Swallow each pill whole, with water if necessary.
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Treatment Warnings

  • Do not take Noriday if you are pregnant.
  • Do not take Noriday if you are breast feeding.
  • The contraceptive pill may affect your period; it can stop, become lighter or irregular.
  • Some medicines can reduce the effectiveness of the contraceptive pill including some antibiotics, please read the Patient Information Leaflet enclosed with your medicines for a full list of medicines that may affect your contraceptive pill.

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