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Aygestin

(Norethindrone)

  • Pill
  • Amenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
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Regulates your menstrual cycle and treats irregular bleeding.

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Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available

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

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  • Helps to regulate your period.
  • Decreases bleeding from hormone imbalance.
  • Aygestin (Norethindrone) is available as a generic medication, so it costs less.
  • Can make you gain weight.
  • Higher risk of blood clots.
  • Not for people who are post-menopausal, pregnant, or breast-feeding.

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Side effects for Aygestin (Norethindrone)

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These are side effects of Aygestin (Norethindrone) reported to the FDA by people taking it, and by doctors and pharmacists.

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What to expect when you take Aygestin (Norethindrone)

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Tips from our pharmacists
  • The dose of Aygestin (Norethindrone) will be different depending on what you’re using it for, so take it exactly the way your doctor tells you.
  • It's important to take it the same time every day.
  • Talk to your doctor every few months about using the lowest possible dose of Aygestin (Norethindrone). Since there can be a lot of long-term side effects, take it only as long as you need it.
  • If you're taking Aygestin (Norethindrone) to regulate your period, you'll get withdrawal bleeding 3 to 7 days after stopping Aygestin (Norethindrone).
  • Can cause cramps, bloating, trouble sleeping, acne, weight gain, facial skin discoloration, or irregular periods.
  • Tell your doctor about any severe stomach pain or yellowing of your eyes or skin.
  • Get immediate medical help if you have sudden vision changes or one-sided weakness (signs of stroke) or chest pain and trouble breathing (signs of a pulmonary embolism).

Risks and Warnings for Aygestin (Norethindrone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Personal or family history of breast cancer

    It is not completely clear if progestin, like as Aygestin (Norethindrone), increases your risk of breast cancer. There may be a higher risk if you have a history of breast cancer, so make sure to get routine breast exams.

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Tips from pharmacists and people taking Aygestin (Norethindrone)

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  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Can cause cramps, bloating, trouble sleeping, acne, weight gain, facial skin discoloration, or irregular periods.
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  • Can make you gain weight.
  • Tips from our pharmacists
  • Can cause cramps, bloating, trouble sleeping, acne, weight gain, facial skin discoloration, or irregular periods.