Norinyl-1 3 Month Calendar Pack | Contraceptive Pill

Norinyl-1 is a combined oral contraceptive pill you take to prevent you becoming pregnant.

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Norinyl-1 contains two hormones - a progestogen hormone called norethisterone and an oestrogen hormone called mestranol. These two hormones act together to prevent pregnancy. Norinyl-1 pills are white and have the word ‘SEARLE’ on one side and ‘1’ on the other side.  They are packed in blister strips and come in packs of  63 pills.

For full details on Norinyl-1 please click on the patient information leaflet below:

Norinyl-1 Patient Information Leaflet
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Tablet cost  £0.78

How to take Norinyl-1:

Starting your first blister strip

  • Take the first pill on your first day of bleeding. This is the day when your period starts. If you are not having periods, ask your doctor or clinic when you should start taking your pill. 
  • Take the pill marked with the correct day of the week. 
  • You will be protected at once as long as you take a pill every day. 
  • You can take the pill at a time that suits you, but you must take it at about the same time every day.
  • Take a pill every day until you finish a blister strip. 
  • If you cannot start the pill on the first day of your period you may start to take it on any day up to the fifth day. However, if you do this, you may not be protected for the first seven days, so you should use another method of contraception such as a condom during those days. 

Starting the next blister strip

  • Once you have finished all 21 pills, stop for seven days. You will probably bleed during some or all of these seven days. 
  • Then, start the next blister strip. Do this whether or not you are still bleeding. You will always start the next blister strip on the same day of the week. 
  • You are protected during the seven day break, but only if you start to take the next blister strip on time. The first pill in your blister strip is the worst pill of all to miss or take late.

Does Norinyl-1 have side effects?

All medicines can sometimes cause problems. If you are worried about side effects, talk to your doctor. These effects should become less of a problem as your body
becomes used to the pills. You may notice a change in your sex drive, and have irregular vaginal bleeding or changes in your period. Other side effects that you might have include nausea, stomach upsets, tender breasts, weight gain, changes in appetite, headaches, depression, high blood pressure, and changes in the way your body breaks down sugars, fats or vitamins. If you have fibroids in your uterus, these may also get worse.

Before you take Norinyl-1:

Norinyl-1 may not be suitable for all women. Before you take Norinyl-1, make sure your doctor knows if you have ever had any of the following conditions.

  • Blood clots in the legs, blood clots in varicose veins, the lungs, the brain or elsewhere (coronary and cerebral thrombotic disorders). 
  • A heart attack, angina or a stroke. 
  • High levels of fats in your blood (hyperlipidaemia or other disorders of body fats). 
  • Cancer of the breast, cervix, vagina or womb (mammary or endometrial cancer). 
  • If during pregnancy you had: 
    • pruritus (itching of the whole body);
    • jaundice, for which your doctor could not find the cause; or 
    • pemphigoid gestationis (a rash previously known as herpes gestationis). 
  • Certain types of jaundice (Dubin-Johnson or Rotor syndrome). 
  • Bad migraines. 
  • Vaginal bleeding, for which your doctor could not find the cause. 
  • Liver tumours. 
  • Liver disease.


Active Ingredients: Norethisterone, mestranol 

Inactive Ingredients: Maize starch, polyvidone, magnesium stearate and lactose



What do I do if I have a stomach upset or I am sick?

Norinyl-1 may not work if you are sick or have severe diarrhoea. You should carry on taking your pills as normal, but use a condom while you are ill and for the next seven days. If these seven days run beyond the end of the blister strip, start the next blister strip without a break.

What do I do if I miss a period?

If you have taken all your pills properly, it is very unlikely that you are pregnant. Take your next blister strip as normal. If you have not taken them correctly, see your doctor or clinic at once. You should do the same if you miss a second period. If you do get pregnant whilst you are taking this type of pill there may be a very small increased risk that your baby will have an abnormality. Ask your doctor to discuss this risk with you.

What do I do if my periods are different?

This is normal when you start the pill. You will probably have less bleeding. You may also have a little bleeding while you are taking the pills (this is called ‘break-through bleeding’). If this happens, do not stop taking your pills. This should stop within two or three months. If the bleeding is heavy, do not stop taking the pill
but talk to your doctor or clinic. If your periods seem different, do not stop taking the pills and just mention it to your doctor or clinic at your next visit.

What do I do if I am having an operation?

If you are planning to have an operation, which will mean lying in bed for more than a whole day, or any operation on your legs, it is best that you stop taking this type of pill at least four weeks before your operation. This does not apply to some minor operations. You can usually start to take the pill again two weeks after the operation. Talk to your doctor or clinic about another method of contraception you can use until the operation. For example, you may use a progestogen-only pill.
If you are having treatment for varicose veins, stop taking the combined pill four weeks before your treatment and stay off it until 3 months after your last treatment.

What do I do if I have an accident or I am ill?

If you have an accident or illness which means that you will have to stay in bed, it is best to stop taking the pill until you are active again.

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