Aygestin

(norethindrone)

2.7/ 5 average rating with 30 reviewsforAygestin
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Regulates your menstrual cycle and treats irregular bleeding.

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

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Quick facts about Aygestin
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (norethindrone)

Upsides

  • Helps to regulate your period.
  • Decreases bleeding from hormone imbalance.
  • Available as a generic medication, so it costs less.
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People’s experience with Aygestin

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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.
  • Can cause a lot of side effects.
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How it works

Aygestin (norethindrone) contains norethindrone, a synthetic progesterone hormone. It regulates your period, treats irregular vaginal bleeding, and eases the pain of endometriosis (a condition where tissue that lines your uterus is found in other parts of the body).

Quick facts about Aygestin
  • Drug class: Women's health
  • Rx status: Prescription only
  • Generic status: Lower-cost generic available (norethindrone)

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

  • Pill
People’s experience with Aygestin

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What to expect when you take Aygestin (norethindrone) for Abnormal menstrual bleeding and endometriosis

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  • Possible side effects
  • Changes in menstrual period
  • Swelling in arms and legs
  • Weight changes (gain and loss)
  • Abnormal Pap smear
  • Skin changes
  • Mood changes
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Side effect rates for Aygestin (norethindrone)

Risks and Warnings for Aygestin (norethindrone)

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    • Higher risk if:
    • Personal or family history of blood clots
    • Smoking
    • Obesity
    • Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE)

    Aygestin (norethindrone) can raise your risk of blood clots, which can be very dangerous. You're more likely to have them if you smoke tobacco, are obese, or if you or your family have ever had blood clots. Get medical care right away if you have pain in your legs or arms, bad headaches, trouble breathing, or sudden changes in your speech or vision.

Common concerns from people taking Aygestin (norethindrone)

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Pregnancy

Research studies with real people or animals found harmful effects on unborn babies. If you’re pregnant, the risks to your unborn baby outweigh the benefits.

Tip: Always talk with your doctor before you take any medication while pregnant.
FDA pregnancy category for Aygestin
XUnsafe
Kidneys and liver
  • Aygestin (norethindrone) is broken down by the liver, so if the liver is damaged, the drug can build up in your body. Tell your doctor if you've had liver disease or damage. Your doctor will have to change Aygestin (norethindrone) to a different medicine.
Pain
  • Aygestin (norethindrone) can raise your risk of blood clots, which can be very dangerous. You're more likely to have them if you smoke tobacco, are obese, or if you or your family have ever had blood clots. Get medical care right away if you have pain in your legs or arms, bad headaches, trouble breathing, or sudden changes in your speech or vision.
  • Tell your doctor about any severe stomach pain or yellowing of your eyes or skin.
Weight
  • Aygestin (norethindrone) can cause cramps, bloating, trouble sleeping, acne, weight gain, or irregular periods.
  • Can make you gain weight.