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Generess FE (Norethindrone)

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Example: If you find a product on Canada Drugs Direct for $50.00 and find the same product for $40.00 at another mail order pharmacy, we will provide you with a $12.50 discount, bringing your total to $37.50.

To get the discount please make sure to mention the price match to the customer service team when they call to collect payment for your order. Or call toll free at 1-888-904-8467 to place the order through the phone.

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  • Guaranteed lowest price is only valid at the time of sale.
  • We will only match the current advertised price.
  • Products must be identical and in stock at the time of placing an order with a licensed mail order pharmacy. The must be a member of CIPA (Canadian International Pharmacy Association).
  • Products must be authentic in brand and size (same manufacturer, same country of manufacture, same pack size, same strength and same quantity).
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What is a Generic Drug?

A generic drug is a copy of the brand-name drug with the same dosage, safety, strength, quality, consumption method, performance, and intended use. Before generics become available on the market, the generic company must prove it has the same active ingredients as the brand-name drug and works in the same way and in the same amount of time in the body.

The only differences between generics and their brand-name counterparts is that generics are less expensive and may look slightly different (eg. different shape or color), as trademarks laws prevent a generic from looking exactly like the brand-name drug.

Generics are less expensive because generic manufacturers don't have to invest large sums of money to develop a drug. When the brand-name patent expires, generic companies can manufacture a copy of the brand-name and sell it at a substantial discount.


Generess FE is an oral contraceptive pill that can be used for birth control. It can also be used by women who are lactating and will not impact the amount of milk produced like other birth control pills.

This drug contains an oral progestin-type hormone that prevents ovulation; or the movement of a woman's egg into the uterus for conception.

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US: RX Only

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5.2–12.8 hours

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Generess FE

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Routes of administration

By mouth, intramuscular injection


Take Generess FE by mouth once daily as directed by the doctor. If you miss a dose, the medication may be less effective. Do not double the dose if missed.


The active ingredient in Generess FE is norethindrone, with is a synthetic progesterone hormone. 


Generess and other birth control pills have many potential drug-drug interactions.

Please tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are taking any of the following:

  • Abametapir
  • Aprepitant
  • Asunaprevir
  • Atazanavir
  • Brigatinib
  • Carfilzomib
  • Cladribine
  • Cobicistat
  • Colesevelam
  • Efavirenz
  • Elagolix
  • Encorafenib
  • Exenatide
  • Felbamate
  • Fexinidazole
  • Fosaprepitant
  • Fusidic Acid
  • Griseofulvin
  • Ivosidenib
  • Ixazomib
  • Lixisenatide
  • MiFEPRIStone
  • Mobocertinib
  • Mycophenolate
  • Octreotide
  • OXcarbazepine
  • Perampanel
  • Pexidartinib
  • Pitolisant
  • Protease Inhibitors
  • Retinoic Acid Derivatives
  • Sugammadex
  • Tazemetostat
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol
  • Topiramate
  • Tranexamic Acid
  • Ulipristal


This drug and other hormonal birth control methods can increase the risk of clotting disorders.

Norethindrone can increase the risk of migraines and headaches in some women.

Tell your doctor if you have a history of liver problems before taking this medication.

Side Effects

  • Abdominal pain
  • Acne vulgaris
  • Alopecia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Arm pain
  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Breast tenderness
  • Cerebral embolism
  • Cerebral thrombosis
  • Deep vein thrombosis
  • Depression
  • Dizziness
  • Edema
  • Emotional lability
  • Fatigue
  • Genital discharge
  • Headache
  • Hepatitis
  • Hypersensitivity
  • Insomnia
  • Leg pain
  • Migraine
  • Nausea
  • Nervousness
  • Optic neuritis
  • Pulmonary embolism
  • Retinal thrombosis
  • Skin rash
  • Spotting
  • Vomiting
  • Weight gain


Generess FE (Norethindrone) . Irvine, CA: Allergan USA, Inc; 2017.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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