Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available

Aygestin

(Norethindrone)

Prescription onlyLower-cost generic available
  • Pill
  • Amenorrhea
  • Endometriosis
  • Abnormal uterine bleeding
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Regulates your menstrual cycle and treats irregular bleeding.

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Our bottom line

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

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Upsides

  • Helps to regulate your period.
  • Decreases bleeding from hormone imbalance.
  • Aygestin (Norethindrone) is available as a generic medication, so it costs less.
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Downsides

  • 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 effect rates 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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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.

Common concerns from people taking Aygestin (Norethindrone)

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Pain
  • Tell your doctor about any severe stomach pain or yellowing of your eyes or skin.
Weight
  • Can make you gain weight.
  • Can cause cramps, bloating, trouble sleeping, acne, weight gain, facial skin discoloration, or irregular periods.