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Nordette is a prescription birth control pill that contains two different hormones, progestin and estrogen. These hormones prevent pregnancy by stopping ovulation and changing the lining of the uterus and cervical mucus. Each pack of the medication contains 28 tablets that must be taken in order, at the same time each day. Potential side effects of this form of contraceptive include breakthrough bleeding, acne, and headaches.

What Is Nordette?

Nordette® (levonorgestrel/ethinyl estradiol) is a birth control pill (oral contraceptive) that is used to prevent pregnancy.
The following five generic birth control pills are equivalent to Nordette:
  • Kurvelo® (made by Lupin Pharmaceuticals)
  • Levora® (made by Watson Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
  • Portia® (made by Barr Pharmaceuticals, Inc.)
  • Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets USP, 0.15 mg/0.03 mg (made by Famy Care Limited for Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc.).
(Click Nordette Uses for more information on what the medication is used for, including possible off-label uses.)

Who Makes It?

Nordette is made by Teva Pharmaceuticals. Generic versions of Nordette are made by other manufacturers (see Generic Nordette for more information).
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