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Generic Name: Norethindrone (Contraceptive) (nor ETH in drone)
Brand Name: Camila, Deblitane, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, ...show all 12 brand names.
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Deblitane. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects. Average Savings for deblitane (generic): 55.46%
Generic Name: Norethindrone (Contraceptive) (nor ETH in drone)
Brand Name: Camila, Deblitane, Errin, Heather, Jencycla, ...show all 12 brand names.
Easy-to-read patient leaflet for Deblitane. Includes indications, proper use, special instructions, precautions, and possible side effects. Average Savings for deblitane (generic): 55.46%
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Deblitane Drug Information:

This is not a list of all drugs or health problems that interact with Deblitane (Norethindrone (contraceptive)). Tell your doctor and pharmacist about all of your drugs (prescription or OTC, natural products, vitamins) and health problems. You must check to make sure that it is safe for you to take Deblitane (Norethindrone (contraceptive)) with all of your drugs and health problems. Do not start, stop, or change the dose of any drug without checking with your doctor. Use Deblitane (Norethindrone (contraceptive)) as ordered by your doctor. Read all information given to you. Follow all instructions closely. Learn more

Deblitane Side Effects

Note: This document contains side effect information about norethindrone. Some of the dosage forms listed on this page may not apply to the brand name Deblitane.

For the Consumer

Applies to norethindrone: oral tablet

Along with its needed effects, norethindrone (the active ingredient contained in Deblitane) may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur while taking norethindrone:

More common

  • Frequent and irregular bleeding
  • menstrual changes

Incidence not known

  • Abdominal or stomach pain
  • blindness
  • blue-yellow color blindness
  • blurred vision
  • breast pain
  • changes in menstrual period
  • changes in vision
  • chills
  • clay-colored stools
  • confusion
  • cough
  • dark urine
  • decreased vision
  • diarrhea
  • difficulty with swallowing
  • discouragement
  • dizziness
  • double vision
  • eye pain
  • fast heartbeat
  • feeling sad or empty
  • fever
  • general tiredness and weakness
  • headache
  • heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding
  • hives, itching, or rash
  • irritability
  • lack of appetite
  • light-colored stools
  • light vaginal bleeding between regular menstrual periods
  • loss of interest or pleasure
  • migraine headache
  • nausea and vomiting
  • numbness of the hands
  • pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg
  • puffiness or swelling of the eyelids or around the eyes, face, lips, or tongue
  • swelling
  • tightness in the chest
  • trouble concentrating
  • trouble sleeping
  • unpleasant breath odor
  • unusual tiredness or weakness
  • upper right abdominal or stomach pain
  • vomiting of blood
  • yellow eyes and skin

Some side effects of norethindrone may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common

  • Breast tenderness
  • increased hair growth, especially on the face
  • pimples
  • weight gain

Incidence not known

  • Brown, blotchy spots on exposed skin
  • enlarged breasts
  • hair loss or thinning of the hair
  • mood swings
  • nervousness
  • weight changes

For Healthcare Professionals

Applies to norethindrone: compounding powder, oral tablet


The most commonly reported side effects included cycle irregularity, spotting/breakthrough bleeding, and temporary amenorrhea.


Common (1% to 10%): Uterine/vaginal bleeding and spotting/breakthrough bleeding, short-lasting amenorrhea

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Breast discomfort

Frequency not reported: Irregular/increased/decreased bleeding/delayed menstruation, change in menstrual flow, menorrhagia, vaginal hemorrhage, cervical secretion alteration, cervical erosions, prolonged anovulation, suppressed lactation, galactorrhea, mastodynia, breast tenderness/enlargement, genital discharge, withdrawal bleeding (on treatment discontinuation), premenstrual-type depression, changes in cervical squamocolumnar junction and secretions

Nervous system

Common (1% to 10%): Dizziness, headache

Frequency not reported: Drowsiness, somnolence, concentration loss, migraine, tremor, cerebral thrombosis and embolism


Common (1% to 10%): Injection site reaction, local skin reaction


Common (1% to 10%): Nausea

Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Bloating

Frequency not reported: Vomiting, abdominal pain, gastrointestinal disturbance


Common (1% to 10%): Skin disorder

Frequency not reported: Angioedema, acne, hirsutism, alopecia, rash, pruritus, pruritic rash, melasma, chloasma, urticaria, exacerbation of existing skin conditions, sweating, allergic rash with and without pruritus


Common (1% to 10%): Increased weight

Frequency not reported: Increased fasting insulin levels, Cushing's syndrome, decreased glucose tolerance, exacerbation of diabetes mellitus, glycosuria, weight gain/change, change in appetite, fluid retention, increased serum calcium and potassium levels, altered serum lipid and lipoprotein levels (e.g., decreased HDL, increased LDL/HDL ratio)


Common (1% to 10%): Hypersensitivity reaction

Frequency not reported: Anaphylaxis/anaphylactoid reactions


Uncommon (0.1% to 1%): Depressed mood/depression/clinical depression/metal depression

Frequency not reported: Insomnia, nervousness, libido change, mood swings


Frequency not reported: Urge to cough, paroxysmal cough, respiratory distress, dyspnea, pulmonary embolism, voice deepening


Frequency not reported: Retinal thrombosis, diabetic cataract, vision disorders, visual disturbance, contact lens intolerance, optic neuritis (may lead to partial or complete vision loss)


Frequency not reported: Circulatory irregularity, thromboembolic disorders, thrombophlebitis, increased blood pressure/hypertension, edema


Frequency not reported: Cholestatic liver changes/cholestatic jaundice, hepatitis, disturbed liver function, transient liver test abnormalities (e.g., AST, ALT, bilirubin)


Frequency not reported: Fever, hyperpyrexia, fatigue, extremity pain


Frequency not reported: Increased white cell and platelet counts


Frequency not reported: Masculinization of the female fetus

Editorial References and Review

Medically reviewed by USARx EDITORIAL TEAM Last updated on 1/3/2022.

Source: Drugs.com Deblitane (www.drugs.com/cdi/deblitane.html).