There are a lot of options for contraceptive pills out there; it should be imperative to consult your doctor and study the products before purchasing. Noriday is a progesterone-only contraceptive pill that guarantees up to 99% effectiveness in preventing pregnancy. The text below provides all the information you need to know about Noriday.

What Is A Progesterone-Only Pill? 

As the name suggests, a progesterone-only pill (POP) contains progestogen; unlike pills containing both progesterone and oestrogen. POPs work by thickening the mucus on the cervix so sperms can’t travel towards the eggs, which helps avoid conception. Additionally, it helps alter the lining of the uterus to lessen the likelihood of accepting a fertilised egg.

Studies suggest that POPs work effectively by 92%. However, regularly taking the pill increases its effectiveness to 99%.

How Does the Noriday Pill Work? 

Just like other POPs, Noriday contraceptive pill works by thickening the mucus on the cervix to prevent sperm penetration. It also alters the endometrium or the innermost lining layer of the uterus, which makes it unfavourable for impregnation. 

Moreover, since Noriday is a POP, it also has some effects on the ovaries. Taking the pill lessens the release of eggs, which helps prevent pregnancy

When Not To Take Noriday? 

If you have any of these problems, please do not take Noriday without consulting your doctor first:

  • Had a stroke or heart attack
  • Blood clottings in any blood vessels or the lungs
  • Any liver disease; jaundice or cholestatic jaundice during pregnancy, or severe body itch during pregnancy
  • DubinJohnson Syndrome or Rotor Syndrome
  • Abnormal vaginal bleeding
  • Confirmed or unconfirmed pregnancy
  • Have or suspects to have cancer of the breast or other sex organs
  • A lipid metabolism disorder or severe arterial disease
  • A history of ectopic pregnancy
  • Have not had your first period
  • An allergy to norethisterone or other Noriday ingredients

If you have an allergic reaction, these symptoms may appear:

  • Asthma, wheezing or shortness of breath
  • Swelling of the face, lips or tongue
  • Hives, itching or skin rash
  • Fainting

Finally, do not take the pills if there are signs of tearing or tampering in the packaging.

Which Conditions May Affect Noriday? 

It is extremely important and highly advisable to undergo a thorough medical checkup that examines both personal and family history before and while taking Noriday. It is necessary to tell your doctor if:

  • You are a heavy smoker, mostly if aged over 35 years.
  • Aged over 40
  • Anyone in your immediate family has had cancer or suspected breast and any sex organ-related cancer.
  • Overweight
  • You are planning to go on major surgery.
  • You have uterine fibroids.
  • You have or have had ovarian cysts.
  • You have malabsorption syndrome.
  • You have a gall bladder disease.
  • You have diabetes.
  • You have high blood pressure.
  • You have high cholesterol.
  • You have epilepsy.
  • You have consistent migraines.
  • You have asthma
  • You have liver, heart or kidney disease
  • You have or have had any form of depression
  • You are lactose intolerant

Aside from medical and personal conditions, you should also ask your doctor if taking a pill is advisable when under medication. The following medicines may change Noriday’s effectiveness:

  • Rifampicin 
  • Ampicillin, oxacillin, tetracyclines, sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim
  • Anti-fungal agents, e.g., griseofulvin
  • Barbiturates, primidone, carbamazepine and phenytoin
  • Antihistamines, decongestants, and pain relievers
  • Anti-migraine medicine
  • Phenylbutazone
  • St John’s Wort
  • Anti-viral medicines, including protease inhibitors, for HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C
  • Antacids