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84 calendar pack of Noriday 350µg noresthisterone tablets
blister packet containing Noriday pills

Noriday is a progestogen-only contraceptive pill. It is usually for women who cannot take contraceptive pills containing oestrogen.

To place a prescription order for the contraceptive pill, fill in our short online questionnaire. You can choose a preferred treatment, such as Noriday.

One of our doctors will check if the contraception is suitable for you and issue your prescription to a local pharmacy in Ireland or your home address.

A consultation for the contraceptive pill prescription costs €20.

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Take one Noriday pill per day, at the same time, and swallow whole with water. Once you have finished one pack of Noriday, start taking the next one the following day. There is no need to take a break to have your period.


Noriday contains the active ingredient 350mcg norethisterone.

The inactive ingredients in Noriday tablets are magnesium stearate, maize starch, polyvidone and lactose monohydrate. If you have previously been diagnosed with an intolerance to some sugars you should talk to your doctor before taking Noriday, because it contains lactose monohydrate.

Common side effects of Noriday

You may notice some changes to your menstrual cycle when you first start taking Noriday, including bleeding and/or spotting outside of your normal period, prolonged bleeding, or your periods may stop. This should resolve after a few months, but if these menstrual irregularities continue, speak to your doctor. If you notice you have missed two periods one after the other, stop taking Noriday and visit your doctor to rule out pregnancy.

Other side effects of Noriday include:

  • sore or swollen breasts
  • stomach upsets
  • headaches
  • migraines
  • rashes
  • depression
  • feeling nervous
  • appetite disturbances
  • gallstones
  • high blood pressure
  • fatigue (extreme tiredness)
  • changes in sexual desire (libido).

Many of these side effects should subside after time, as your body gets used to Noriday.

Medically reviewed by:
Dr Laura Joigneau Prieto

Dr Laura Joigneau Prieto joined ZAVA in April 2018 as a clinical doctor. She studied medicine at the Universidad Autónoma in Madrid, Spain, and at the Pierre and Marie Curie Faculty in Paris, France. She did a Master’s Degree in clinical medicine in 2009 at the Rey Juan Carlos University in Madrid.

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Last reviewed: 28 Dec 2020