Prescription Drug Coverage

Camila (Norethindrone) Medicare Coverage

You may be able to find Medicare plan options in your area that cover Camila or Norethindrone. Learn more about Camila and find Medicare Advantage plans in your area that cover other prescription drugs.
Chemical name: Norethindrone

Brand name: Camila

Typical dosage: 0.35mg

Typical type: Tablet1

Camila is a medication used as birth control and used to treat other gynecologic conditions. Camila is available as a brand name or generic drug and comes as an oral tablet.

Camila is a birth control medication that can also be used to treat unusual uterine bleeding, help regulate menstrual cycles and treat endometriosis.

Camila is one brand name version of generic Norethindrone. There are a number of similar equivalents, including Nor-Qd, Heather, Nora-Be, Norlyda and Deblitane.

Camila is typically taken once daily. Camila stops ovulation, thickens cervical mucous and alters hormone concentrations to prevent pregnancy.

Side effects of Camila include headache, upset stomach, vomiting, cramps, bloating, dizziness, tender breasts, insomnia, acne and weight gain.

How much does Camila cost with Medicare?

Camila coverage and costs may vary based on the specific plan you have, as well as what coverage stage you're in.

Contact your plan carrier or consult your plan formulary for more cost information.

Does Medicare cover Camila?

According to GoodRx, 98% of Medicare Advantage plans and Medicare Part D plans covered Camila in 2023.1

  • Medicare Advantage plans or Part D plans that cover Camila include copay amounts that can range widely from one plan to another. Plan members may also be responsible for meeting a deductible before the plan’s drug coverage kicks in.

  • Medicare Advantage plans that offer prescription drug coverage are called Medicare Advantage Prescription Drug Plans (MA-PD). 89% of 2023 Medicare Advantage plans included prescription drug coverage.2

  • Medicare prescription drugs plans each have their own formulary, or drug list, that details what prescription drugs are covered by the plan and how they are covered.

Drug coverage may vary based on plan availability. You may be able to find Medicare Advantage plan options in your area that cover Camila. We represent carriers such as Humana, UnitedHealthcare®, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Aetna, Cigna Healthcare, Wellcare, or Kaiser Permanente.

You can also compare Part D prescription drug plans available where you live and enroll in a Medicare prescription drug plan online when you visit

Additional information

Camila should not be used as emergency contraception. It is also not indicated for use alongside estrogen in postmenopausal women with endometriosis.

If you use this medication to prevent pregnancy, it may not work as well if you throw up or have diarrhea. It is important to use a second form of birth control until you check with your doctor.

Do not smoke while taking Camila. Smoking while taking this medication can increase your risk of very bad blood clots and heart attack.

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This article is for informational purposes only. It is not healthcare advice, treatment, or diagnosis. It is not an endorsement of or recommendation for this medication. Speak to your doctor or healthcare provider about your specific healthcare needs, including your prescription medications. Only take medication as directed by your doctor.

Coverage and costs of prescription medications will vary by Medicare plan. Not all plans are available in all areas.

Written by Hayden Gharibyar, Pharm.D.

1 GoodRx. Camila. Retrieved October 2023, from

2 Freed M, et al. (Nov 10, 2022). Medicare Advantage 2023 Spotlight: First Look. Kaiser Family Foundation.