Compare Endometrin vs. Aygestin

Head-to-head comparisons of medication uses, side effects, ratings, and more.

Supports other fertility treatments.

Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) is a vaginal insert used in fertility treatments, but you have to apply it more often than progesterone vaginal gel.

3.0/ 5 average rating with 55 reviewsforEndometrin
Regulates your menstrual cycle and treats irregular bleeding.

Aygestin (norethindrone) regulates the menstrual cycle and treats heavy or irregular vaginal bleeding. It's easy to take and isn't expensive.

2.7/ 5 average rating with 30 reviewsforAygestin
Upsides
  • Helps increase your chances of getting pregnant.
  • Exposes your body to less hormone compared to progesterone pills or injections.
  • Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) replaces low levels of progesterone to prepare the lining of your uterus to receive and nourish a fertilized egg.
  • Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) comes with step-by-step instructions and is easy to use. Unlike some progesterone products that must be inserted lying down, Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) can be inserted while you are standing, sitting, or lying on your back with your knees bent.
  • Helps to regulate your period.
  • Decreases bleeding from hormone imbalance.
  • Available as a generic medication, so it costs less.
Downsides
  • Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) can cause vaginal irritation and burning.
  • Inserting the applicator can possibly cause discomfort or infection.
  • Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert) is dosed 2 to 3 times a day, compared to other progesterone products that are dosed 1 to 2 times a day.
  • You can't use tampons or other vaginal products for at least 6 hours before and 6 hours after using Endometrin (progesterone vaginal insert).
  • Only available as brand name, so it may be expensive.
  • Can make you gain weight.
  • Higher risk of blood clots.
  • Not for people who are post-menopausal, pregnant, or breast-feeding.
  • Can cause a lot of side effects.
Used for
  • Pain caused by endometriosis
  • Balances hormones in women who don't have regular monthly periods
  • Balances hormones in women who have unusual monthly periods
Dosage forms
  • Vaginal insert
  • Pill
Price
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Reviews
55 reviews so far
45%
saidit'sworth it
20%
saiditworked well
27%
saidit'sa big hassle

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30 reviews so far
40%
saidit'sworth it
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saiditworked well
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Side effects
11possible side effects
  • Pain after egg harvesting
    25%
  • Stomach pain
    12%
  • Nausea
    7%
  • Overstimulation of ovaries
    7%
  • Stomach bloating and swelling
    4%
  • Constipation
    3%
  • Fatigue
    3%
  • Headache
    3%
  • Uterine spasm
    3%
  • Vaginal bleeding
    3%
  • Vomiting
    2%
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The Aygestin (norethindrone) FDA package insert doesn’t have numbers about how common side effects are.
Risks and risk factors
  • Heart disease and blood clots
    • History of heart disease
    • History of blood clots
  • Depression
    • History of depression
  • Use of other vaginal products
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  • Increased risk of blood clots and stroke
    • Personal or family history of blood clots
    • Smoking
    • Obesity
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)
  • Abnormal vision changes
  • Depression
    • History of depression
  • Changes in blood sugar levels
    • Diabetes
  • Liver problems
    • History of liver problems
  • High cholesterol levels
    • High cholesterol levels
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