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Norinyl-1

Buy Norinyl-1 combined contraceptive pill online

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What is Norinyl-1?

One of the more popular forms of contraception is the combined pill. As its name suggests, this contraceptive uses two hormones in combination to prevent your body from creating an environment where you can conceive.

Norinyl-1 contains the hormones mestranol (50 mcg) and norethisterone (1mg). These are synthetic versions of oestrogen and progestogen.

Alternative combined hormonal treatments include the patch and the ring. These have different methods of application, the patch is placed on the skin, and the ring is inserted into the vagina; however, they work in the same way.

How does Norinyl-1 work?

For conception to take place, an egg must be released from your ovaries and be successfully fertilised by sperm.

Norinyl-1 prevents your ovaries from releasing eggs each month. It thickens the neck of the womb so that sperm cannot enter. It also thins the lining of the uterus so that a fertilised egg will not successfully implant itself.

These three effects mean that the chances of conception are exceptionally low (less than 1%) when the pill is taken correctly.

Please note, no combined contraceptive will protect you against STIs (such as HIV and chlamydia). You should use a condom when having unprotected sex, especially with new partners.

How do I take Norinyl-1?

You should always follow the advice of your doctor when taking any medication. If you have any questions, you should contact them directly to ask.

  • take one tablet daily
  • tablets can be taken with food and water
  • take the first tablet on the first day of your period
  • if you do not take the first tablet on the first day of your period, you may take it up to five days after. However, you should use a condom for a following seven days
  • continue taking tablets until you have finished a strip of 21 tablets
  • you should then take a seven-day break
  • during this seven-day break of no tablets, you will probably experience some withdrawal bleeding. This is normal
  • after the seven days are up, start the next strip. Even if you are still bleeding
  • if taken correctly, you will be protected during the break

If you forget a tablet, take it as soon as you remember, even if this means taking two tablets in a 12-hour timeframe. If you are over 12-hours late in taking a tablet, please use condoms for a further seven days as there is no guarantee that you are protected.

If you experience vomiting or diarrhoea while taking Norinyl-1, continue to take tablets as normal, but use a condom for seven days.

If there are any irregularities in your period, you should take note of them and inform your doctor.

What are the possible side effects of Norinyl-1?

You should already have been started on this contraceptive by your doctor. It is a medical requirement that you are closely monitored when using any hormonal contraception for the first time. The reason for this is that everyone reacts to hormonal contraception differently. If you suffer any unusual side effects, your doctor will be able to identify them.

If you have first been prescribed by your doctor, you can buy Norinyl-1 online. The following are the most commonly reported side effects:

  • nausea
  • weight gain
  • upset stomach
  • high blood pressure
  • sore breasts
  • changes in libido
  • irregular vaginal bleeding
  • mood changes

Some women taking this contraceptive have reported depression. If you experienced any depressive thoughts, please contact your doctor.

Blood clots

Please note, all combined hormonal contraceptives increase the risk of blood clots. It is unlikely that one will occur. However, you should be able to recognise the symptoms as they have the potential to be very dangerous. Symptoms include cramps and pain in your limbs (particularly the legs), breathlessness, chest pain and coughing (sometimes with blood).

What precautions should I take?

You should tell your doctor of all conditions you suffer from as well as any drugs you are taking. They will use this information to determine if a treatment is safe for you to use. You can inform our doctors of this via our online consultation.

If any of the following apply to you, you should consult your GP – you may be more suited to other forms of contraception:

  • migraine with aura
  • heart disease
  • liver conditions
  • kidney conditions
  • very high blood pressure
  • multiple sclerosis
  • epilepsy
  • breast conditions
  • irregular periods
  • blood clots

Breast cancer

One precaution you should take is to examine your breasts for any lumps or other abnormalities regularly. Cases of breast cancer are higher in women taking combined contraceptives. You should report any changes to your body to your doctor.

Can I buy Norinyl-1 online?

You can buy Norinyl-1 online as long as you have first been prescribed by your doctor. We will ask you to complete a quick questionnaire where you can detail your medical history (this will not be shared). Our doctors will check your answers, and if Norinyl-1 is safe for you to use, they will issue a prescription to our pharmacy. The pharmacy will then dispense and dispatch your order with next-day delivery.

Is it safe to buy medication online?

If the site you are buying from has been verified by authorised government bodies, it is completely safe to buy Norinyl-1 and other medication online.

HealthExpress is regularly inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency (MHRA). If a business is based in the UK and does not have these checks, or checks from the equivalent organisations in its home country, they may be selling illicit and dangerous drugs.

Treatment Information
Treatment Information
Product Name: Norinyl-1
Active Ingredient(s): Mestranol and norethisterone
Manufacturer: Pfizer
Description: Norinyl-1 is a combined pill that offers effective protection against pregnancy
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 50 mcg/ 1 mg
Application: Offers women protection against pregnancy
Posology: Take 1 tablet a day for 21 days, followed by a 7-day break
Drug class: Combined pill
Alcohol consumption: It is unknown if there are any interactions with alcohol, contact your GP for further advice
When breastfeeding: Not recommended, please consult your doctor for alternatives
When pregnant: Not applicable
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