Nordette is a birth control pill that is used to prevent pregnancy.  Nordette is a medication that falls under the group of birth control pills called combined oral contraceptives. These are very common types of birth control. It is a combination of different hormones that causes the body to not as easily become pregnant. The hormones are estrogen and progestin. These hormones mostly prevent ovulation. Nordette also has two other ways it prevents pregnancy: the first way is it changes the cervical mucus making it difficult for sperm to enter the uterus, and secondly it changes the lining of the uterine wall making it harder for the embryo to attach to the wall.

Nordette should be used as directed by your doctor. Do not take more than you are prescribed per-day. If you have questions about how to take Nordette contact your doctor or pharmacist for more information. They will be able to answer any of your questions regarding dosage and how to take the pill. There is information that is important if you miss a dose that should be followed exactly. Be sure to read that information that accompanies the birth control pills.

Like any other medication Nordette can cause side effects in some people. Most of these side effects are not serious, however, if you experience them and they are severe or do not stop contact your doctor. Side effects include:

  • Nausea with or without vomiting
  • Breakthrough bleeding or spotting
  • Brest swelling and tenderness
  • Acne
  • Headaches

If you experience any of the following side effects contact your doctor immediately because they are serious. Serious side effects include:

  • Migraines
  • Depression
  • Vision loss

Side effects of Nordette are different from those of plan b pills. Plan B side effects include:

  • Changes in your period
  • Nausea
  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Breast tenderness

After taking Plan B, if your period is more than one week late you may be pregnant. Go talk to you doctor about your options at that point.

Tell your doctor if you are allergic to Nordette or any of the ingredients that are in it. Tell your doctor of any medical conditions that you may have. Tell your doctor about any other medications and supplements that you are taking. All of these things could have adverse effects on your body while you are taking Nordette.  If you have any other questions contact your doctor for more information.