Norifam: One Month Injectable Contraceptive

Norifam is a brand of injectable contraceptive that is effective for 1 month. Just like any contraceptive, it should be injected on the first day of your menstrual period ( first day of bleeding). You will have your regular menstruation period while using Norifam unlike in Depo-Provera (DMPA).


Pregnancy or suspected pregnancy, malignancy of breast, vaginal undiagnosed bleeding, moderate to severe hypertension, arterial thrombosis present or in history, severe liver disease, cholestatic jaundice or hepatitis, hypersensitivity to any component of the drug.


A thorough general medical and gynecological exam should be carried out before starting the drug. Pregnancy must be excluded out. Clinical check-ups are recommended about every six months during the use of the drug.

Drug Interactions:

Anti-convulsants, barbiturates, antibiotics, anti-diabetics and insulin.

Side Effect:

Headache, asthenia, gastric upset, weight changes, nervousness, changes in libido, menstrual irregularities, feeling of tension in breasts, irregular bleeding.

Your next injection should be given regardless of your menstrual cycle at intervals of 30+/-3 days. This means minimum of 27 days and maximum of 33 days since your last injection. If you forgot to visit your OB during those days, your next Norifam injection would be on your next menstrual period.

** My 1st Norifam injection was August 25, 2012. My second shot will be November 22, 2012. I can visit my OB November 21,22 or 23 depending on my availability. If I forgot to visit my my OB on the said dates, my second shot will be on my next menstrual period.

They say that Norifam will make your skin lighter and beautiful, boobs bigger and blooming effect. I cannot attest yet since I am only on my second week.


I only used Norifam once because the 3-month injectable is unavailable at that time. For your concerns and availability of Norifam, please ask you OB-GYNE.


221 Responses

  1. Hi ate phoebe last inject ko is september 26,2016 tapos kala ko balik ko dec 26 ulit hindi ko natignan yung record ko nakalagay pala dun december 15 .. Nung nakita ko dec 22 tapos may nangyare samen nung dec 22 bumalik ako sa center ininject ako posible kayang nabuntis ako kase nung unang inject saken may Regla ako ngayong second inject wala akong reg ..

    1. Hi Inah,

      Usually kasi ay 1 week before and 1 week after ng binigay sayong date ay pwede ka magpa-inject. Hindi ko alam paano mag-schedule yung sa center nyo kasi yung sa akin dati tinotodo nung nurse yung sa due date ko. What I mean is that kung hindi ako nakapagpa-inject sa binigay nyang date sakin, hindi na ko pwede magpa-inject ulit after that date. Babalik nalang ako pag malakas period ko to make sure hindi talaga ako pregnant.

      I guess you are still safe naman kaya lang to make sure balik ka nalang sa center to ask. ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. hi di ko alam saan magpost ng comment. ask ko lang. dpat kasi 1ml ma inject, 0.8ml nalang po natira. mabubuntis po ba ako? pa help po.

  2. hi po.ask ko lng kasi ng shot ako ng norifam last oct 25 tapos ang balik ko dapat ay nov 23 nakalimutan ko po ang sabi ng midwife pwede ako shot ng nov 30 basta di po ako mgkipag sex asawa ko ng 5 makulit po ang asawa ko after 3 days nag do na kmi pero un ay withdraw po ba ako ..salamat

  3. Hello po .. Matanung LNG po , mgtatatlong buwan plng po aqu cmula nung nanganak ako , my lumabas po ng dugo sakin , mens na po ba un o ung dugo ko pa rn nung nanganak ako??? Pls po reply me , salamat

  4. Hello po, Ask ko lang po Sis Normal lang po ba sa norifam na sumasakit ang puson?
    Kaka inject ko lang nung Aug.20 2016 Bukas pa po mg 1week after inject pwede na ba Mg Do?๐Ÿ˜Š Thanks.
    Ps,Totoo po ba nakakalaki ng boobs ang norifam? kasi ngaun nafefeel ko na tumitigas ang boobs ko.

  5. Hi mga mommies. .medyo naconfused kasi ako. .nagpainject kasi ako ng norifam july 25(merun ako nun) then nagkaroon ako ulit after 2weeks which is expected ko naman kasi nakasulat sya dun sa leaflet pero ang next inject ko pa is sa aug.21. .it means ba na after nung pinaka last mens ko safe padin ako kahit wala ng back up method na gagamitin??? Kasi my next inject will be this coming 21 pa eh. . .hayy sana tama yung pagkakaintindi ko… pa help naman mga sis pls. .Tia ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. ganon din ako.i think its still safe kasi good for 1 month nman siya.and i tried to have wd my partner.wala yuhh safe siya mommy.

  6. Hi. Itatanong ko lang po kung pwede akong magtake ng injectable na contraceptive. Puro emergency pills lang ung natry ko before. 3-4 times na siguro. I’m only 19yrs old. Turning 20. Ppwede na po ba sakin yon? Kelangan ko pba ng parental consent? Magkano po kaya if sa mga private clinics magpainject? 1yr na rin po since nging active ung sex life ko.

  7. I.forgot to be injected norifam 2weeks ago.tapos ng pa inject ako ngayon.pwd po bah tomoro mg do agad ni husband?

  8. im really interested to try norifam.pls help namn po san pwede bumili.available po ba sa mercury drug stores?wala kasi sa ob ko.dito ako urdaneta city,pangasinan.

      1. hi po bakit dto sa laguna hindi sila familiar sa norifam (mercury, ob gyne and health center) san po ba nakakabili nito? thank you

  9. Im using norifam for almost 8 years na po. Kaya mahirap po if ngpalit ako agad agad ng iba baka po hindi hiyang sakin. San po ba pwede mgorder dito banda cavite or manila..? Sana po may makatulong! Thank you po.

  10. Hi, can I ask..?San po pwede makabili ng norifam dito banda sa cavite..?wala kasi available sa may bandang Imus ee..kakalipat lqng po kasi namin ng mister ko dito glaing kami mindanao so himdi namin alam kng san pwede mkabili or mkaorder..?sana po matulungan nyo ko..thank you!

  11. hi guys…ive tried having the injectables for three mos,two months and one month contraception..depot (for 3 mos) is advised when u are breastfeeding..only,it really makes u bigger..not really fat in a sense that i got bigger on the tummy partwhich may be because of the absence of menses.not to mention my shoe size to plus 1.5! ihave developed unexplainable super high fevers at 39 degrees with profuse sweating as if i had an infectuon.had hives on parts like bra strap lines,sock edges i had bleeding for three months daily as if i were on my last day of my was so excruciating and i was tired of it all i asked my ob if i cld just take the normal pill.i was given a big no for i had i took the two mos was okay except for the hives and i continued to look big on my tummy as if i were,i am on noristerat which.cost me 400 pesos and im hopng all will be well.ill let u guys know if id lose the hives which i jope i will.good luck to all ladies out there and i hope u have a very gud support partner in ur husbands.:)

  12. good day, balak ko din magpa inject ng norifam, im currently using althea mga 3 years din ako sa althea kaya lang lately lagi akong may breakthrough bleeding, pag may contact kami ni hubby lagi akong dinudugo although walang pain, na try ko din tumigil sa althea for six months and naging better ung condition ko, kaya sure ako na ung althea ang cause ng bleeding ko.. sa norifam, wala bang breakthrough bleeding?

  13. Hi
    Ask ko lang sana kc by nxt week uuwi ang hubby ko.. So gusto ko sana magpa inject ng norifam kaso wala pa akong period. Hnd ba ko pwede magpa inject kahit wala akong period,

  14. hi Ms phoebe,,,, i recently got shot of Norifam dto sa LA trindad,,, 480 ang singil sa akin sa clinic grabe ha over nman ata un next shot ko sa iabnf clinic na ako punta or center,, itry ko din mg over the counter na lang

  15. Hi Miss Mendez,

    I am currently taking Birth Control Pills, but we are deciding to transfer to Injectables kasi minsan nakakalimutan ko magtake. Upon checking, if you are taking pills, anytime pwede ka magpa inject. IS this true?
    I want to try depo-provera but I discovered your post.
    What can you suggest?
    Depo-Provera or Norifam?

    Thanks much in advance.

  16. Last shot ko po jan 5 2016 nagkamens ako jan 28 pero until now march wala p din po akong mens last intercourse po nmen jan 4. Ganun po b tlga side effect ng norifam pag nag quit na

  17. Hello po! Im taking norifam since Nov 2015. Every 3 days of mens ako nagpapaturok kasi yun ang instruction sakin ng ob ko. Nagpaturok ako last Feb 1, 2016 then mag do kami ni hubby Feb 17. Nagka mens ako ng Feb 22 at nakapagpaturok dn ng araw na un. The next day, sobra akong nahilo at nasusuka. Side effect po ba un ng norifam o preggy ako? Nag pregnancy test ako nung March 4, negative naman ang result. Thanks po sa magiging sagot! God Bless

  18. Looking into taking contraceptives
    It is gonna be my first time to try
    Would this work?
    But I have read in the comments that it could stop menstruation?
    Freaked me out. I want it to still be normal just want “it” to be safe.

  19. hi may tan0ng lng p0 ak0.. last aug.2015 first sh0t k0 p0 ng lydivel,and frst time ko din nun dhl uuwi c hubby den 0ct 2015 nagmens na p0 aq skt0ng nkaalis na c hubby.den after dat d na p0 ult aq nag pa injct.. n0v. dec until n0w jan. 2016, d prn p0 aq nagmens ult. nag pt p0 aq 6times dhl tak0t na ako mbuntis dhl mag 2 plng p0 buns0 k0.. ntural lng p0 kaya un?

      1. My tanong po Sana ako, my tendency po bang mabuntis ako Kasi last inject ko po ay April 4 2021 tapos balik ko is may 3 2021 pero di Po ako nakabalik Ng may 3 tapos nung may 2 may contact po kami Ng mister ko. Hindi pa Kasi ako nag ka mens eh every 20 naman Sana dinadatnan. Sana mapansin po salamat.

  20. I almost take norifam for 1year, first injection ko na feel ko na masakit ang boobs ko at parang di na siya saggy. At mganda talaga sa skin, kaso lang may side effect na dizziness, bec also I’m stress.. But I did not stop norifam, although medyo matagal lang sya e inject bec. Of oil texture, unlike sa depo/provera na madali lang. Of all contraceptive na nasubukan ko lahat, dito lang ako hiyang sa norifam.๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š

  21. Is this supposed to be free sa health centers? This was offered to me last week sa center, and they were asking for 250 per shot. Brgy. Cuayan Health Center here in Angeles City.

      1. Thanks, Phoebe.

        I’m considering Norifam kc i get migraines sa pills na tine take ko. I tried numerous brands of pills, and same side effect sakin. Now the person from the health center said wala daw side effects whatsoever ang Norifam, is there a truth to this on a case to case basis? or at least minimal side effect lang sya?

      2. Ms. Phoebe..

        Please help me to come up with this.. I am so worried about my situation, iv been taking Norifam since 2013 and my last shot was December 15, supposedly i shud take mu next shot on January 10 2016 but i havent got the chance. I got my menstration first day on january 5 and it last til 10, i got intercorse with my hubby last january 13 before i live philippines.. Until now i havent got my period.. Iv tried PT for 7 times and it was all negative.. Why like this?? ๐Ÿ™ please answer me..

  22. Hi Ladies,

    After reading all you quiries and reply…I come up to this “do” inject during your first day of period..”do” with your husband after 1week from injection date..menstrual irregularities is one of its side effects…

    Thanks sa lahat ng info and experiences.


      1. Hi ate phoebe, maganda din ba any norifam?? Kc ngpaplano pa LNG po ako mgpainject e saan po ba nabibili un?
        Salamat po

        1. Hi Hazel,

          Okay naman sya bilang magkakaroon ka parin ng monthly period unlike sa DMPA na mawawalan ka na ng mens.. Regarding sa kung saan makakabili, wala akong idea e. you might want to ask your OB or health center about it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hi ms. Marjon..

      Please help me to come up with this.. I am so worried about my situation, iv been taking Norifam since 2013 and my last shot was December 15, supposedly i shud take mu next shot on January 10 2016 but i havent got the chance. I got my menstration first day on january 5 and it last til 10, i got intercorse with my hubby last january 13 before i live philippines.. Until now i havent got my period.. Iv tried PT for 7 times and it was all negative.. Why like this?? ๐Ÿ™ please answer me..

  23. Hello just want to know if after 1 week ng injectable nag Do kami ni hubby, ahm safe na po ba talaga siya pag nag ejaculate sa loob? I’m kinda worried kasi its my first time. Hehe thanks sa answer.

  24. I am confused about my situation, i got a shot of norifam last july 31 2015 then i forgot the next shot until now which i need to had a shot last ( august 29 ), my period is last august 21 until 24 2015 then when i stop the inject , last september 2 ~ 4 i got apotting sometime there is no blood then suddenly meron ng konti i wipe it lang. i dont know kung side effect lang yung ng pag stop ko. I am active pa nmn tru intetcourse. helppppp ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. hello. my last norifam is June 10 i got my perioid june 27. but the whole julyi i have no perioid. andmy last intercourse of my husband last june 5 before he leave. side effect ba mag stop ka norifam ma delayed and period??

  26. what would happen if you are given a shot of norifam and you were pregnant pala. coz during the day when the shot was given my sister was have blood spots so immediately she asked for the shot coz she thought that it was the start of her menstruation. but on the preceding month she missed the shot. what would happen on this.

    1. Hello Eama,

      Tumigil ako magpainject ng 3 months tapos syempre nakakatakot baka mabuntis ako ulit kaya bumalik ako sa OB ko para magpainject. Sabi naman nya if ever na buntis ako at nainjection-an nya ako, lalakas lang naman daw ang kapit ng bata. Wala namang masamang effect. PERO pala, hindi Norifam ang ginamit kong injection, hindi ko na matandaan pero good for 3 months yun na injection.

      Dapat nagsabi sya sa OB nya regarding sa mga nararamdaman nya. Tinatanong naman yun ng doctor kung may spotting, etc.

  27. After po ba magpa-inject how many hours po before the effect? Yung Norifam na brand po ba available sa mga health centers?

    1. Hi Andrea,

      Ang alam ko mag take effect sya a week after so kelangan may protection kayo if ever na mag “do” kayo within 7 days. Yun ay kung first time mo magpainjection ha. Kasi sa akin, usually 1-2 weeks before ang injection date ko nagpapainject na ko..

      Yung Norifam ay sa Atad Health Center, Baguio City ko nakuha. Bale dun ako nagpa-inject, P50 lang ang singil sa amin dati.

      1. does this need a prescription when I’m going to buy it in a drugstore? can i ask a healthcare provider such as a midwife to put the injectable on me? how much does it cost? thanks

        1. Of course midwife allowed to inject norifam and you don’t have to pay her. They are trained on that…. Provided you had menstruation 2 previous months before the day of administration and it should be during your first day of menatrual period and negative pregnancy test to make sure you are not pregnant….

      2. Im working at Department of Health. Im worried that staff at health center asking 50 per shot even the supply already comes with the injection and it is free. I have to report this thing…

  28. I already tried pills and depo. I didn’t liked depo because for the fact that I wont have my monthly period; and for the pills, I sometimes forget to take them. A friend of mine suggested that I should try NORIFAM because of the side effects. hihi
    I would like to try this one since I’m very forgetful.. But the thing is, I haven’t had my period for two months already but when I got a PT, twas negative though..
    So question, Can I try and get the shot tomorrow or shall I wait for my next mentrual period?

  29. I used contraceptive pills before for almost 2 yrs but then the side effects was i wasn’t able to eat my regular food intake , my weight was lost and i was look old .So i decided now to use a norifam and it quiet normal for me ,its nice to use affordable and safe. I had my regular minstration a month and i gain a weight now before i am 35-38 now i turn into 40 kls

  30. Hello, I read that Norifam isn’t widely available daw. May ask where your OB is so I can go there?
    Also approximate cost of the checkup + injection? Baka di kaya ng budget ๐Ÿ™‚ thanks!

          1. Helo.. nag pa inject po ako ng 2days ng regla ko.. tanong ko lng kailan ako pwd safe.. tnx

          2. Hi Ms.Phoeb,

            So you mean its really normal? Regarding menstrual irregularities? Please pm me…

          3. Hello Marjon,

            If you are talking about Norifam, there will be no menstrual irregularities. Tuloy tuloy lang po ang menstruation monthly since ang Norifam ay good for 30 days only. Monthly po sya kelangan iinject.

            Regarding DMPA naman po which is 3 months po ang effect, dun po magkakaroon ng mentrual irregularities. Wala na po akong menstrual period a year after my first injection. That was year 2011 po. and until now wala parin ang mens.

      1. If norifam available in health center in your area, you don’t have to pay coz supplied given by government and it is free…..

          1. hello mam.. tanong ko lang po. pag 2nd shot na wala nmn pong laps sa date or schedule . already safe na po ba. ?

          2. Mam ask ko lang normal lang ba ang menstrual irregularities pag gumamit ng norifam.?kc in my case March 21 nagkaregla ako the nxt day ako nag pa inject ng norifam hanggang ngayon may regla pa ako pero spotting it normal?

          3. Hello Eds,

            1 time lang kasi ako gumamit ng Norifam so hindi ako sure sa effect nya na sa period natin. Please ask your OB nalang para malinaw then share it us here kung ano ang sabi nya ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. My last norifam injection was jan 6, 2013. I wasnt able to have another until this moment. My last menstruation is march 3rd, i have these monthly period feb and march. But now april i don’t have my period yet, is it possible that im getting pregnant? I want to have the shot by the next day, is it ok? Thank u

    1. Norifam is injected monthly. If you are planning to have your shot tomorrow, tell your OB about your concern because she knows better. You may also take a pregnancy test if you really wanna know if you are pregnant or not. I suggest you to tell your doctor that you don’t have your monthly period this month and she’ll decide whether to give you a shot or not.

  32. i’m liking the side effects of lighter skin and bigger boobs. hehe. But I only tried contraceptives for a few months but they’re really not for me. Nahihilo ako.

  33. Oh!! I am with Mommy Rose, the side effect is kinda worrisome but then again all contraceptives has its side effects.. my younger sister and SIL is taking pills, they didn’t opt to have the injectable because of the effect it gave to my Aunt, she had problem walking..

  34. Living single (separated from my ex) for the last 8 years has freed me from taking any contraceptive. But even then, I only have tried pill and should I need to use protection again in the future, I may still prefer the same as I am too chicken to try any other way like injectables and IUD.

  35. never heard of it until now. We don’t have that kind here in America. I don’t have to worry about getting pregnant anymore as I recently had my essure procedure done ๐Ÿ™‚ no more babies for me

  36. I’ve never tried injectibles though I see it convenient. I only use pills. Disadvantage though is the tendency to forget taking one.

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