Phone Live Chat
Customer Service Team available now: Mon-Fri 8:00-17:00
  • Private & confidential service
  • Genuine medication
  • All-inclusive service - No hidden fees
  • Next day delivery
Home / Contraception / Mini Pill / Noriday


  • Calendar pack of Noriday 350microgram noresthisterone tablets
  • Box of Noriday contraceptive pills with blister pack
  • Front and rear view of Noriday 350mcg tablets blister packs

COVID-19 update: Our services are running as normal.

Note: You must complete a short online consultation so that our doctor can ensure that the treatment is suitable for you. The above pricing should only be used as a reference. The final decision to issue this treatment lies with the prescribing doctor.

What is Noriday?

When it's taken correctly, Noriday is over 99% effective at preventing pregnancy. Noriday is primarily taken to prevent pregnancy, but it has other welcome benefits.

  • Noriday's progestogen may stop your periods. If it does not stop them it's likely to make them lighter, quicker. Noriday may also reduce your symptoms of PMS including pain, mood swings and bloating.
    If you are affected by anaemia lighter periods are beneficial, as they reduce the amount of blood you need to produce.
  • As there is no oestrogen in Noriday, smokers and overweight women can use it.
  • Women taking hormonal contraception may not have to worry about barrier forms, such as condoms. This means sex is uninterrupted and because the effectiveness rate of Noriday is high, women are able to relax and enjoy sex.
  • You can take Noriday when breastfeeding. It has not been shown to reduce milk levels and no harmful effects have been recorded from the trace amounts passed to breastfeeding infants. Speak to your midwife about using Noriday, it may be beneficial to wait a few weeks before beginning a course.

The Different Types of Mini Pill

All types of mini pill are oestrogen free, but there are two sub-groups of the mini pill to choose from. One type including Noriday contains a progestogen that primarily prevents pregnancy by thickening cervical mucus and thinning the womb lining. A newer type of mini pill contains desogestrel, such as Cerazette and works primarily by stopping ovulation. Desogestrel pills are likely to prevent periods altogether whilst mini pills, such as Noriday, are less likely.

How Does Noriday Work?

Noriday works by thickening the cervical mucus that is found at the entrance to the womb. This stops sperm entering and fertilising an egg. It also thins the lining of the womb, so that an egg is unable to grow there. In some women, Noriday can prevent ovulation altogether.

Vomiting and diarrhoea

If you are taking Noriday, and vomit or have severe diarrhoea you should take another pill as soon as possible. If you do this within three hours of being ill you do not need to do anything else. If you are sick for a period of time Noriday may not have a chance to absorb properly. This puts you at risk of pregnancy. Keep taking Noriday, but use barrier contraception for seven days.

How To Take Noriday

  • Take your daily pill at a time that suits you, but ensure this is convenient because you need to take Noriday at the same time each day. Many women choose to take it before bed or with breakfast. Be wary of time zones if you travel. Ensure you take your pill at your original 'home' time.
  • Follow the arrows around your packet of pills taking one each day. The packet is marked with the weekdays to help you remember.
  • Do not leave a break between packets. Always continue straight through to the next 28 pills. Only the combined contraceptive pills require a seven day break.
  • Don't chew the pill or crush it.
  • You can take it with water or with food if you find it difficult to swallow, but many women are able to take it simply by placing it in their empty mouth and swallowing it whole.
  • Noriday is a very small white pill that's easy to take.

Starting Noriday

It's best to begin Noriday on the first day of your bleed. Doing so means you are protected immediately and don't need to take any other precautions. You can take it up to five days into your period, but this can be risky if you have a short menstrual cycle. To be sure, use barrier contraception for seven days after you begin Noriday.

If you've had a baby you can start Noriday after day 21 and you'll immediately be protected against pregnancy. If you begin later then you'll need additional barrier contraception for seven days.

After a miscarriage or abortion, you can begin Noriday immediately on your doctor's advice and will be protected straight away.

Swapping from another type of pill is simple. You should begin Noriday the day after you finish your current strip of combined or mini pills.

What To Do If You Miss A Pill

Missing a pill can result in an unwanted pregnancy. Ensure you take your pill every day. If you forget or are late then follow these instructions carefully:

  • If you are less than three hours late, take your pill - you are still protected.
  • If you are more than three hours late then take your missed pill immediately and use additional barrier contraception for seven days.
  • If you miss one or more pills, take the most recently missed pill and use extra barrier contraception for seven days.

Noriday Side Effects

Noriday may produce some side effects including headaches, swollen breasts, upset stomach, irregular periods, fatigue, nausea, spotting between periods, migraines, gallstones, ovarian cysts or a rash.

If you experience an allergic reaction to Noriday, such as breathlessness, swollen lips and throat and hives then seek immediate medical attention. Allergic reactions are very rare. Other serious side effects are rare, but include jaundice and severe and sudden headaches.

Your periods may change when you take Noriday. This is beneficial for some women, but it may cause breakthrough bleeding and spotting between periods. This usually settles down after a few months and some women find it's worth persevering to obtain Noriday's benefits. If breakthrough bleeding continues for more than a few months speak to your doctor.

Noriday and all other hormonal contraceptives cannot protect you against sexually transmitted infections, such as chlamydia. Only condoms can provide a level of protection.

Noriday Precautions

Noriday does not contain oestrogen and is therefore available to smokers and overweight women, but it is a prescription medicine because there are some women who are unable to take it. Do not take Noriday:

  • If you think you are pregnant
  • If you have had breast, cervical, vagina or womb cancer
  • If you have liver disease
  • If you have unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • If you had pruritus during a pregnancy
  • If you have lipid metabolism disorders
  • If you've never had a period
  • If you've had a blood clot
  • If you have heart disease or a stroke

Noriday may be suitable for women with epilepsy, MS, porphyria, tetany, otosclerosis, diabetes, gallstones, heart and kidney problems, depression, varicose veins, high blood pressure and asthma. You should have a medical check-up and speak to your doctor about your suitability for Noriday.

If you forget your pill or become ill and vomit then you may fall pregnant. Ectopic pregnancies are more likely in women who take hormonal contraceptives. Women taking the pill or mini pill have a slightly increased risk of breast cancer.

Other medicines

If you are required to take medicines your doctor may advise you that it could interfere with the effectiveness of Noriday. Noriday is affected by some antibiotics, some antifungals, HIV medicines, some barbiturates, epilepsy medicine, the emergency contraceptive EllaOne and the herbal remedy St John's Wort. If you take a course of weight loss medication and develop severe diarrhoea this can affect your contraception.

Other medicines containing the same active ingredient:

  • Micronor
  • Noristerat
  • Micronor HRT
  • Primolut N
  • Utovlan

Can you buy without a prescription?

No. All clinically proven medication requires a valid prescription and Noriday is no exception. This is to confirm the medication is perfectly safe and highly effective for you to use. The prescription process will involve a short consultation – this is the same in person as well as online – and involves medical and personal question to ensure Noriday is compatible with you.

How to buy Noriday?

The hormonal contraceptive is not available over-the-counter to anyone. If you want to use Noriday then you'll need a get a prescription. You can do this by visiting your doctor and discussing your options. Many women are able to take Noriday tablets and once you have a prescription you can order it easily online after completing an online consultation.

Is it safe to order online?

When ordering from a certified online pharmacy, you can be ensured that your medication is safe. If the pharmacy doesn't ask you to complete essential health and medical question, however, this is a telltale sign that the website isn't certified. The website should also display clear signs that it is registered and approved by the relevant authorities. In the UK, this includes being registered by the MHRA and GMC.

All medication will be delivered in tamper proof packaging complete with the full patient leaflet, which confirms that the medication is clinically proven and highly effective.

What is included in the price?

When ordering Noriday online here at Medilico, this is an all-inclusive price including the prescription, consultation, medication and delivery. There are no hidden costs. The price adjusts depending on the dosage and quantity you have ordered.

  • Select

  • Fill out a short
    medical form

  • Doctor issues

  • Medication sent
    from pharmacy