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Norethindrone quick review
Hormone description: a form of progesterone, in a class of medications called progestins.
Biological functions: works by stopping the lining of the uterus from growing and by causing the uterus to produce certain hormones.

Health benefits:used to prevent pregnancy, treat endometriosis, abnormal periods or bleeding, and other menstrual disorders.
 

Norethindrone


Norethindrone is a form of progesterone, which is a female hormone involved in conception. Norethindrone is used to prevent pregnancy. Norethindrone is in a class of medications called progestins. It works by stopping the lining of the uterus from growing and by causing the uterus to produce certain hormones. Norethindrone is also used to treat menstrual disorders and to test if the body is producing certain hormones. Norethindrone is a progestational agent with some estrogenic and androgenic activity that is used as a substitute for progesterone and, in combination with an estrogen, as an oral contraceptive. Norethindrone is used to treat endometriosis, a condition in which the type of tissue that lines the uterus (womb) grows in other areas of the body and causes pain, heavy or irregular menstruation (periods), and other symptoms. Norethindrone is also used to treat abnormal periods or bleeding and to bring on a normal menstrual cycle in women who menstruated normally in the past but have not menstruated for at least 6 months and who are not pregnant or undergoing menopause (change of life).