Noriday is a progestogen-only contraceptive pill also known as the Mini Pill
Noriday is taken by women to prevent pregnancy
Noriday helps to prevent pregnancy by:
thickening the fluid at the entrance to the womb - making it hard hard for sperm to travel through and enter the womb
It also changes the lining of your womb so that a fertilised egg cannot embed there
Sometimes it stops ovaries releasing an egg
Take one pill each day. Start on the first day of your next period. This is ‘day one’ of your cycle, the day when bleeding starts. The pack is marked with the days of the week to help you take your pills.
Follow the direction of the arrows on the pack and take a pill every day until the pack is empty.
When you finish the first pack, start a new pack on the next day. This means that you will be
taking pills through your period. There must be no breaks between packs.
For the first seven days of the pack you should also use a condom, or a cap and spermicide.
You can take the pill at a time that suits you. But you must take it at about the same time each
day. Swallow the pill whole with some water.
Always consult the Patient Information Leaflet for further directions on taking Noriday.
Each Noriday pill contains:
350 micrograms of norethisterone, and inactive ingredients: maize starch, polyvidone, magnesium stearate and lactose.
Always consult your Patient Information Leaflet before taking Noriday - it may not be suitable for all women. Do not take Noriday if you have ever had any of the following:
cancer of the breast, cervix, vagina, or womb
malignant or benign liver tumours
liver problems, for example jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes)
pruritus (itching all over your body) or jaundice while you were pregnant
high levels of fat in your blood
vaginal bleeding for which your doctor could not find the cause
amenorrhoea (lack of periods)
thrombophlebitis (inflamed veins), coronary artery disease, heart attack, angina, blood clots, or a stroke
a disease of your red blood cells, such as sickle cell anaemia
an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Noriday
tell your doctor if you could be pregnant
heart or kidney problems
high blood pressure
tetany (muscle twitches)
porphyria (a rare inherited blood disease)
otosclerosis (an inherited form of deafness which may get worse during pregnancy)
If any of these get worse, or if you get them for the first time, your doctor may tell you to stop taking Noriday.
Some medicines may stop Noriday from working properly. If you take any other medicines while you are taking Noriday, make sure that your doctor knows. These include:
some drugs that treat epilepsy, arthritis, some antibiotics and sedatives.
the herbal remedy St John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum) should not be taken at the same time as this medicine
You will be advised whether you need to use additional contraceptives while you are taking the medicine.
Noriday tablets contain lactose. If you have been told by your doctor that you have an
intolerance to some sugars, contact your doctor before taking this medicine.
Talk to our registered online doctor and pharmacist about any of the conditions below