Noriday Pill

  • 99% Effective at Preventing Pregnancy
  • Does not contain any form of Oestrogen
  • Contraceptive Pill
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About Noriday Pill
  1. What type of pill is Noriday?

    Noriday is a progestogen-only contraceptive pill, otherwise known as a 'POP'. These tablets contain progestogen but no form of oestrogen. The active ingredient in Noriday is norethisterone, which is used to delay periods.

    You can only buy Noriday on prescription. 

    What is Noriday used to treat?

    Noriday is taken by women to prevent them from becoming pregnant.

    When taken properly, Noriday is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy.

    Noriday’s active ingredient, norethisterone, is a synthetic form of the female sex hormone progesterone.

    How does Noriday work?

    A Noriday contraceptive pill works in various ways to stop a woman from becoming pregnant:

    • It thickens the fluid at your womb's entrance, making it harder for sperm to travel through to the womb.
    • It changes the lining of your womb, preventing a fertilised egg from being able to grow within it.
    • In some cases, it will stop your ovaries from releasing an egg.

    You should take Noriday at the same time each day, beginning on the first day of your period.

    Please note that a contraceptive pill like Noriday will only protect you from becoming pregnant. It does not work to stop you from catching sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Only condoms can do this.

    Who can take Noriday?

    Do not take Noriday without speaking to your doctor first if any of the following applies to you:

    • You are allergic to norethisterone or any other medicines
    • You are currently suffering from any illness
    • You are taking any other medicine
    • You have liver tumours or active liver disease
    • You are pregnant or think you might be pregnant
    • You have ever had any acute or chronic liver diseases, such as jaundice or tumours
    • You have suffered from jaundice or pruritus during pregnancy
    • You have any unexplained vaginal bleeding
    • You have, have ever had, or think you may have any hormone-dependent cancer of the breast, cervix, vagina, or womb
    • You have heart disease, or you have had a stroke
    • You have blood clots (thrombosis)
    • You have never had a period or suffer from lack of periods
    • You have any lipid metabolism disorders
    • You have inflamed veins

    Refer to the patient information leaflet for a full list of reasons why Noriday may not be suitable for you.

    Can you buy Noriday over the counter?

    Noriday is a prescription-only medicine (POM). You can only buy this medication if a doctor has prescribed it for you.

    Can you buy Noriday online in the UK?

    Noriday tablets are only available on prescription. You can buy Noriday online from Medicine Direct by completing a simple and confidential online consultation. Your answers will be reviewed by one of our registered doctors or pharmacists, who will give you a prescription for this contraceptive pill if they find it to be safe for you to use.

    It is important to ensure that you are buying medicine online from a fully regulated UK pharmacy such as Medicine Direct. To learn more about our company, team, medical professionals, and the licenses we hold, visit our about us page.

    Noriday alternatives

    If you wish to try an alternative contraceptive pill, you should speak to your doctor.

    Other progestogen-only pills (POPs) include:

    A combined hormonal contraceptive pill may be more suitable for you, such as Synphase or Millinette.

    For more information on different types of contraception that may be suitable for you, we recommend visiting the Contraception Choices website.

  2. Noriday Pill Dosage and Directions

    Our pharmacists and prescribers follow NICE guidelines when prescribing Noriday.

    To effectively prevent pregnancy, always take Noriday 350mcg tablets exactly as instructed by your doctor or pharmacist. Read the patient information leaflet and speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you are not sure.

    How to take Noriday

    Take one tablet each day. Swallow the tablet whole with a drink of water.

    Take Noriday each day and do not leave any gaps in between packs.

    You can take Noriday at any time of day, but you must take it at the same time each day.

    What if I take more tablets than I am supposed to?

    Taking one extra pill should not do you any harm. However, you may feel sick, vomit, or experience vaginal bleeding or breast enlargement.

    If you have taken more pills than you are supposed to, speak to a doctor as soon as possible.

    What do I do if I miss a pill?

    If you are any later than 3 hours in taking your pill, you may not have full protection against pregnancy. If it has been 3 hours or later since you should have taken Noriday, take the pill as soon as you remember, then take the next pill at the normal time. This may require you to take two tablets on the same day.

    Continue to take the contraceptive pill as normal, but use a condom for the next seven days.

  3. Noriday Side Effects

    Like all medicines, Noriday can cause side effects, although not everyone who takes it will get them.

    Possible side effects of Noriday may include:

    • Feeling tired
    • Feeling depressed
    • Feeling nervous
    • High blood pressure
    • Rash
    • Gallstones
    • Changes in your weight
    • Upset stomach
    • Irregular periods
    • Migraines
    • Increased or decreased libido
    • Appetite changes
    • Swollen or sore breasts
    • Liver disorders, such as a benign liver tumour

    Speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you suffer from any of the side effects listed above.

    Please note, this list is not exhaustive. Read the leaflet that will come with your medication for a full list of side effects. 

  4. Noriday Warnings and Drug interactions

    Before you start taking Noriday, please make sure that you inform your doctor or pharmacist of any other medication you are already taking. This includes both prescription and non-prescription medicines, herbal remedies, vitamins and supplements.

    Always read the patient information leaflet to read more on medicines that interact with Noriday.

    Pregnancy and breastfeeding

    Do not take Noriday if you are pregnant or think that you might be pregnant.

    Contact your doctor straight away if you think you have become pregnant while taking Noriday. There is a slightly higher risk of an ectopic pregnancy if you become pregnant while taking this form of contraceptive pill.

    Noriday does not stop a woman's body from producing milk. However, it is best for the baby if the mother's milk contains no trace of medicine for the first few weeks after being born.

    For more information on taking Noriday when breastfeeding, see The Breastfeeding Network's website. 

  5. Noriday Ingredients

    The main active ingredient within this medicine is: Norethisterone

    For a full list of the inactive ingredients, please read the Summary of Product Characteristics.

  6. Delivery Company Delivery Service Price Details
    Royal Mail UK Delivery Standard UK Tracked £2.99 3 - 4 Working Day Delivery
    DPD UK Next Day Delivery Next Day Delivery - Tracked £5.95 Order by 2pm (subject to Dr approval) Next Working Day Delivery
    DPD UK Next Day Delivery Next Day Tracked Morning Delivery by 12:00pm £12.95 Next Working Day Morning Delivery by 12:00pm
    DPD UK Next Day Delivery Tracked Saturday Delivery £9.95

    Delivery specified for Saturday

    Order Friday by 2pm (subject to Dr approval)

    Please note that next day delivery to Northern Ireland, Scottish Highlands & Islands and British Isles cannot be guaranteed. Please contact our team for more information.

  7. FAQ

    Is Noriday an effective pill?

    Yes, Noriday is a highly effective contraceptive pill. Providing you take it correctly, Noriday will give you more than 99% effective protection against pregnancy.

    Can I get pregnant if I’ve missed one pill?

    You may be at risk of pregnancy if you are three hours or later in taking the pill. Take the pill as soon as you remember and take the next pill at your regular time; this might mean you need to take two pills in one day. Keep taking Noriday as usual but use a condom for the next week.

    Does Noriday affect periods?

    Progestogen-only pills like Noriday can affect women’s periods. It may cause breakthrough bleeding or changes in the length of your period. This is more likely to happen in the first few months. However, if you miss more than one period, speak to your doctor as soon as possible.

    Can Noriday make me feel depressed?

    Depression is a possible side effect of taking Noriday tablets. Tell your doctor before you start taking Noriday if you already have depression. If you feel depressed when you start taking it, speak to your doctor.

    Does Noriday make you gain weight?

    You may experience changes in your weight while taking Noriday. Speak to your doctor if this becomes an issue.

    Can Noriday make your breasts bigger?

    Swollen breasts can be a side effect of taking this pill, although it won’t happen to everyone.

    Will my sex drive go up when I’m taking Noriday?

    Noriday can cause you to experience a change in your sex drive, although this can make it increase or decrease.

    What kind of contraceptive pill is Noriday?

    Noriday is a progestogen-only contraceptive pill.

    What is the difference between Noriday and Norgeston?

    Norgeston is also a progestogen-only pill (POP). However, it contains levonorgestrel as its active ingredient instead of norethisterone.

    Can Noriday make you infertile?

    No, Noriday does not cause infertility.

Written byHussain Abdeh MPharm: 2211840

Updated on: 25/06/2021

This content has been written by our Superintendent Pharmacist Hussain Abdeh and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan

Hussain Abdeh Superintendent Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Hussain Abdeh
MPharm: 2211840

Pharmacist Independent Prescriber

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