Nordette 30mcg Tablet

Pfizer Ltd

Composition for Nordette 30mcg Tablet

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Primarily used for

28 tablets in 1 strip

Medicine Overview of Nordette Tablet


Uses of Nordette Tablet

Nordette 30mcg Tablet is used in contraception
It provides a safe and effective way to prevent an unintended pregnancy after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.

Side effects of Nordette Tablet


Edema, Abdominal bloating, Anxiety, Irritability, Depression, Muscle pain.


How to use Nordette Tablet

Take this medicine in the dose and duration as advised by your doctor. Swallow it as a whole. Do not chew, crush or break it. It can be taken with or without food, but it is better to take Nordette 30mcg Tablet at a fixed time.

How Nordette Tablet works

Nordette 30mcg tablet is a progestin (female hormones). It works to prevent pregnancy by temporarily stopping the release of an egg from the ovary, or preventing fertilization (union) of the egg by sperm. It may also alter the lining of the uterus (womb) to stop a fertilized egg from attaching to the uterus.

In Depth Information on Nordette Tablet

Expert advice for Nordette Tablet

  • Nordette is a single tablet; you only have to take 1 dose for it to work.
  • Take as soon as possible, preferably within 12 hours and not later than 72 hours (3 days) of having unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
  • Notify your doctor if you vomit within 2 hours of taking Nordette.
  • Nordette is not as effective as regular methods of contraception and should be used only as an emergency measure.
  • Take a pregnancy test about a week after you take Nordette as there is a 5-10% chance that it may not have worked.
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Special precautions for Nordette 30mcg Tablet
Nordette 30mcg Tablet may cause excessive drowsiness and calmness with alcohol.
Nordette 30mcg Tablet is highly unsafe to use during pregnancy.

Human and animal studies have shown significant adverse effects on the foetus. Please consult your doctor.
Nordette 30mcg Tablet is probably safe to use during lactation. Limited human data suggests that the drug does not represent a significant risk to the baby.

Nonhormonal contraceptives is preferred in breastfeeding women, especially during the first 4 weeks postpartum
It is not known whether Nordette 30mcg Tablet alters the abi
lity to drive. Do not drive if you experience any symptoms that affect your ability to concentrate and react.
There is limited information available on the use of Nordett
e 30mcg Tablet in patients with kidney disease. Please consult your doctor.
There is limited information available on the use of Nordett
e 30mcg Tablet in patients with liver disease. Please consult your doctor.
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Patient Concerns

Frequently asked questions for Nordette 30mcg Tablet

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Q. How effective is Nordette?
The sooner you take Nordette, the more effective it is. Nordette significantly reduces your chances of becoming pregnant if used within 72 hours (3 days) after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
Q. Is a pregnancy test required after taking Nordette?
Although Nordette significantly reduces your chances of pregnancy, if your periods are delayed by more than a week, a pregnancy test is recommended. However, if you decide on continuing the pregnancy, you may do so as Nordette does not work if pregnancy has already been established. Nordette does not cause harm to the foetus.
Q. Can Nordette be taken for regular birth control?
No. Nordette is not indicated for regular birth control. It is used only as an emergency measure after unprotected sex or contraceptive failure.
Q. How often can I use Nordette?
Nordette can be taken more than once in a month but it is advised only for emergency contraception. Keep using regular contraception like condoms, regular birth control pills, IUDs etc. for avoiding unwanted pregnancy.
Q. Can Nordette protect against Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs) and HIV / AIDS?
No. Nordette does not offer any protection from HIV / AIDS or other Sexually Transmitted Disease (STDs). You can use condoms to protect yourself from STDs and HIV / AIDS.
Q. What is the difference between 'emergency contraceptive pill' and 'abortion pill'?
Pregnancy starts once the fertilized egg gets attached to the lining of the uterus (womb). Abortion pills contain medicine, which hinders the development of a pregnancy after it has occurred and also alters the character of the womb lining in a way that the fertilized egg gets detached, hence causing abortion. On the other hand, emergency contraceptive pills like Nordette contain female hormones which delay the release of egg or prevent movement of sperm towards the egg. This prevents fertilization and hence pregnancy. Nordette does not have any effect on a fertilized egg and hence does not cause abortion.
Q. Is Nordette effective if frequent acts of intercourse have occurred in a short duration of time?
Yes. Nordette is effective if you have had several acts of intercourse in a short span of time. However, it is important that these acts have occurred within 72 hours before taking Nordette. Also, since there is a chance of unintended pregnancy after frequent acts of unprotected sex in the same cycle, it is advisable to use a barrier contraceptive method (e.g. condom) until the next period even after using Nordette.

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Substitutes for Nordette

No substitutes found for this medicine
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