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Norethindrone and Levonorgestrel

Conditions Related to Norethindrone and Levonorgestrel

While both norethindrone and levonorgestrel are prescribed as birth control methods—one form of levonorgestrel is used as emergency contraception, and another is an intrauterine device that can prevent pregnancy for up to five years—they can also be used for other gynecological conditions. Norethindrome, for example, can be used to treat endometriosis (when uterine tissue spreads beyond the uterus) and secondary amenorrhea (when a woman stops getting her periods), while levonorgestrel can be used to treat heavy bleeding during a woman’s period. 

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