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    Norethisterone enanthate

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    Norethisterone enanthate uses

    Norethisterone enanthate is used for contraception.

    Common side effects of norethisterone enanthate

    Uterine bleeding , Vaginal bleeding, Weight gain, Dizziness, Headache, Nausea, Skin disorder, Injection site reactions (pain, swelling, redness)
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    Dr. Betina Chandolia
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    Last updated on:
    21 Jan 2019 | 12:05 PM (IST)
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    Expert advice for Norethisterone enanthate

    • Norethisterone enanthate is used for preventing pregnancy (contraception).
    • To avoid the risk of becoming pregnant you must take the injection once after every 8 weeks.
    • It is usually given into the muscle of the buttock.
    • The injection cannot be reversed once it has been given and its effects last for at least 8 weeks.
    • Fertility does return once the injections are stopped, but the time varies for each woman.
    • It may cause irregular bleeding, spotting or your menstrual bleeds to stop altogether. Inform your doctor if you get heavy or prolonged bleeding.
    • Do not take Norethisterone enanthate if you're pregnant or breastfeeding, or have a history of blood clots, stroke, heart attack, liver problems, or bleeding problems.


    Content on this page was last updated on 21 January, 2019, by Dr. Varun Gupta (MD Pharmacology)