Noriday is a slightly older, traditional version of the mini pill which needs to be taken within a 3 hour window every day. Unlike standard newer desogestrel mini pills, it doesn't stop you releasing an egg. However, it may be worth a try if you're someone who is organised, and are experiencing bleeding problems on the newer mini pills.
What is in the Noriday pill?
Alternative to Noriday pill
This contraceptive sits in Group 2 and has the same hormonal ingredient as:
There's no evidence that weight is affected by Noriday. However, a number of related factors could impact your weight. More research is needed to provide a definitive answer so in the meantime, take a look at our user reviews to see how our community reports Noriday's impacts on their weight. You can also find out more in our complete guide to contraception and weight.
Bleeding patterns can be unpredictable with progestogen-only pill use. Some lucky women may have no periods or infrequent periods, whereas others may bleed more frequently or have prolonged bleeding. Heavier bleeding is more unusual so if this persists, is severe, or is associated with other symptoms speak to your GP.
Can I buy Noriday online?
You can buy Noriday online at The Lowdown. Find the full list of contraception we offer and find out more about our pill prescription service.
How the Noriday pill works:
Noriday is a small tablet you swallow daily that (unlike the combined pill) only contains one hormone – progestogen. It prevents pregnancy by making the fluid in your cervix thicker (which makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the womb), and preventing the lining of your womb thickening enough for a fertilised egg to implant in it.
There are a few things that can stop the progestogen-only pill from working properly including vomiting, some medicines, or missing a pill. Take a look at our complete guide to the progestogen-only pill.
How to use the Noriday pill:
Noriday must be taken within 3 hours of the same time every day. We recommend keeping your pill packet somewhere you look at everyday (like your makeup bag) to remind you to take it, or set an alarm on your phone. Noriday is designed to be taken for 28 days with no break between packs. Depending on where you are in your cycle when you start the pill, you might not be protected against pregnancy straight away. Find out more about the progesterone only pill.
Coming off the pill is easy - you just stop taking it. When you do, you're no longer protected from pregnancy. If you want to stop the pill but do not wish to become pregnant then you might want to consider switching to another form of contraception before you stop taking your pill. Read our complete guide to coming off the pill. ;
How safe is the Noriday pill:
Noriday is very safe for most women. The development of small fluid-filled sacs (cysts) on your ovaries is a possible side effect but they are usually harmless and disappear without treatment. If you do become pregnant while you’re using the progestogen-only pill, there may be a small risk of an ectopic pregnancy. It's also important to remember that the pill does not protect you from STIs.