Norethindrone vs Errin
Errin is a brand name for the generic drug Norethindrone. Both contain the same active ingredient and work in the same way, although the generic drug may be cheaper.
Alternatives to Norethindrone
There are many different types of hormonal birth control, and it is not unusual to try a few different ones before finding one that works for you. progestogen-only pills such as Norethindrone are more suitable for women who are particularly sensitive to estrogen, and in some cases can be used while breastfeeding. Most women start off with a combined oral contraceptive containing both progestogen and estrogen. The main difference is that combined contraceptives allow a break for a withdrawal bleed once in every 28 day cycle.
If you don’t want to take a pill every day, you can try a form of hormonal contraception that is not taken orally. These include the implant (Implanon, Nexplanon), the shot (Depo-Provera), the patch (Xulane), and the intrauterine device (IUD, Mirena, ParaGard, Skyla, Liletta, Kyleena). In particular, the IUD may be appropriate for women with contradictory health conditions, such as diabetes or hypertension, as it works locally on the lower reproductive system. Speak to your doctor or health worker for information and advice about these types of contraception.
If you do not wish to use hormonal contraceptives at all, or have experienced problems with them in the past, you may choose to rely on barrier contraceptive methods. These include the cervical cap (FemCap) and Male and Female Condoms. It is worth noting that male condoms are the only form of contraception to offer protection against STIs.