Incassia (Norethindrone)

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General Information

Incassia (Norethindrone) is used to prevent pregnancy. It is often referred to as the mini-pill because it does not contain any estrogen. This medication stops the release of an egg in about half of a woman’s menstrual cycles.

This mini-pill is more effective than certain other methods of birth control. It may be less effective than combination hormone birth control. It does not consistently prevent ovulation. It is usually used by women who cannot take estrogen.

How does Incassia (Norethindrone) work?

Incassia (Norethindrone) diffuse easily into target cells and to the progesterone receptor, it binds. As soon as it bounds to the receptor, progestins slow the frequency of release of gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH). It is from the hypothalamus and blunts the pre-ovulatory LH surge. It stops the lining of the uterus from developing. It also stops by causing the uterus to make certain hormones.

Why use Incassia (Norethindrone)?

Incassia contains Norethindrone as an active ingredient. Norethindrone is a hormone that prevents pregnancy. It is by making vaginal fluid thicker. It is to help prevent sperm from reaching an egg. It changes the lining of the uterus to prevent attachment of a fertilized egg. It is also a synthetic oral progestin. This product is supplied as tablets for oral use. Each tablet is available in the strength of 0.35 mg. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has already approved this prescription.

How to use Incassia (Norethindrone)?

Incassia (Norethindrone) is to be taken by mouth usually once a day. Taking it after your evening meal or at bedtime may help if you have stomach upset. You may choose to take it at another time of day that is easier for you to remember.

The dosage is based on your condition and response. Pick a time of day that is easy for you to remember. Take each dose at the same time each day. Take it exactly as it is prescribed.

What are the side-effects of Incassia (Norethindrone)?

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Dizziness
  • Acne
  • Excess hair growth
  • Weight gain
  • Breast tenderness
  • Irregular menstruation

Warnings and Precautions

  • Let your doctor know if you are taking another medication (vitamins or herbal products).
  • If there is a sign of an overdose, call your doctor right away.
  • This drug should not be used to treat another medical condition.
  • Inform your doctor if you have any medical history.
  • Do not twice the prescribed dosage. It may cause another complication.
  • Keep this at a dry and clean place away from heat or moisture.