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Generic Name
Norethindrone
Trade Name
Noriday
Manufacturer
Searle
Risk Category
X
  • Positive evidence of human fetal risk exists.
  • Potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks (e.g. life threatening situations or serious illness).
  • Studies in animals and/or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities.
  • Fetal risk involved in use of drug, clearly outweighs potential benefit.
  • Contraindicated in women who are or may become pregnant. Don’t use.
FDA Pregnancy Risk Categories

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Indication
Indication
  • Progestogenic hormone, derivative of 19-nor testosterone.
  • Fetal Risk
    Fetal Risk
  • Suggested association between the use of progestational agents including norethindrone and increased risk of malformations including cardiovascular defects and hypospadias.
  • Suggested possible association between first trimester exposure to norethindrone and spina bifida and hydrocephalus.
  • Norethindrone causes musculinization of the female fetus if used any time durig pregnancy.
  • Breast Feeding
    Breast Feeding
  • Safe in breast feeding, but suppression of lactation and decrease in the infant's weight gain are side effects.
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