Progestogen only pill

Norethisterone 350mcg

Take one pill every day within the same 3 hour window, do not take a break between packs. There are 28 pills per pack.


  • periods may be irregular, become less frequent or stop altogether or become lighter or heavier

  • may help with premenstrual symptoms or painful periods

  • suitable for those who can’t take oestrogen or the combined pill

  • you don’t have to prepare for or interrupt sex

  • you are protected from pregnancy straight away if you start taking it on the first day of your period

  • when you stop using the pill your fertility will return to normal

  • this type of progestogen only pill may be worth a try if you have experienced side effects when taking a desogestrel based 12 hour progestogen only pill.

What users say

My GP first prescribed this for me after having my baby as it is safe to take when breastfeeding. Ive been on it for a little while now with no problems. so got no reason to change.

Emilie, Southampton

Be aware that you might need to try a few kinds of pill before you find one with little side effects. I tried others which made me feel light headed so i switched to Noriday which has been fine. I found all pills made my periods lighter. but there are other side effects to be wary of..


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