3 months supply of your current contraceptive pill for when you cannot get to your GP surgery.

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Prescription fees

Medicinesbymailbox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).

Order value Prescription fee
Any Order Value £0.00

Noriday product information

Noriday contains a type of hormone that is produced in your body: a progestogen called norethisterone. Noriday changes the lining of the womb so that it will be difficult for the egg cells to implant, thus preventing pregnancy.

It may be used by women who cannot take combined oral contraceptive pills, or 'the pill', as it does not contain the other hormone available in the pill, which is oestrogen.

How to take

It is important to take Noriday correctly so that it is effective. You should always take it exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.

There is day of the week marked on the blister strips. You should take the first tablet from the top row of the blister strips on your first day of bleeding which indicates the first day that your period starts. It should correspond to the day of the week that is printed on each tablet. Then, Take a tablet every day that is marked with the correct day of the week. You should take the tablets at about the same time every day to ensure that you are well protected. Start with a new strip directly on the next day when you have finished taking all tablets on the first strip.

For the first 7 days you should use an additional contraceptive method, such as condom.

If you forget to take a tablet, you should take it as soon as possible and take the next tablet on the same time that you normally take it. However, if you miss the dose by more than 3 hours or have missed one or more pill, you may not be protected and additional contraceptive measures, such as condom, should be considered for 7 days. 

If you vomit after taking Noriday or experience severe diarrhoea, you may not be well protected as absorption of the drug can be affected. You should use additional contraceptive measures such as condom for the next 7 days while taking the tablets as usual.


Side effects of Noriday

Like all medicines, Noriday can cause some side effects, although not everyone gets them.
Some common side effects associated are dizziness, nausea, headache and feeling tired. These side effects are usually mild but if you are concerned about them, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist for more advice.

If you experience yellowing of the whites of the eyes and skin, a condition known as jaundice, you should seek medical advice immediately.

Progestogen only pills, such as Noriday, are occasionally associated with the risk of blood clots, but the risk is generally lower than those who take combined oral contraceptive pills. If you experience symptoms such as swelling or tenderness in stomach, coughing up blood, pain in chest, painful veins in legs or sudden unexplained headache, you should stop taking it and seek urgent medical advice.
There is also a small risk of breast cancer associated with combined oral contraceptives. However, it is shown that if women stop taking the pill, 10 years later the risk will be the same for women who do not take the pill. Progestogen only pills like Noriday may carry the same risk but the effects are inconclusive. You should recognise signs of breast cancer such as changes in the nipple or unexplained lumps of the breast.
For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet attached below.


During a consultation with Medicinesbymailbox, you will be asked to complete an online assessment questionnaire to determine your suitability for the medication. You should NOT take it without consulting a GP if you:
  • Are allergic to norethisterone
  • Have or had cancer of the breast, cervix, vagina or womb
  • Have had severe liver disease such as jaundice
  • Have had problems with your heart, including stroke
  • Have unexplained vaginal bleeding

Some medications can influence the effectiveness of the pill, such as a herbal remedy called St John's Wort, medication for epilepsy such as carbamazepine, and antibiotics like rifampicin. If you are unsure about your current medication, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist for more advice.

Note: We do not supply oral contraceptive pills online to women in the high risk groups or aged 55 and above. Please consult a doctor or pharmacist for contraceptive advice.

Patient information leaflet

The 'Patient Information Leaflets' supplied with medication must be read before taking the tablets.