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Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Aygestin (Overview)

Aygestin is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What is aygestin (norethindrone)?

What is aygestin (norethindrone)?

Brand name: Aygestin (norethindrone) (r) is a brand name for a synthetic progestin, Norethindrone acetate. It is often prescribed for help with frequent heavy bleeding, when believed due to irregular ovulation. There are other appropriate uses as well. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
76 doctors shared insights

Aygestin (Overview)

Aygestin is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's health and pregnancy drug.


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What when you are prescribe norethindrone for 5mg for 10 day and when you stop is the same time you are suppose to get regular period. Will i've withdrawal bleeding then start my regular mense later?

What when you are prescribe norethindrone for 5mg for 10 day and when you stop is the same time you are suppose to get regular period. Will i've withdrawal bleeding then start my regular mense later?

Confusing question: You, if i understand the question, will have withdrawel bleeding after you finish the norethindrone. Why is it being used? Your "regular" period may or may not occur as you normally expect it. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and have been prescribed aygestin (norethindrone) 5 mg/day. My stomach seems to be extremely hard. Help?

I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and have been prescribed aygestin (norethindrone) 5 mg/day. My stomach seems to be extremely hard. Help?

Not sure about: Aygestin (norethindrone) itself causing a hard stomach per say but some patients complain of bloating and abdominal discomfort when they start the medication. It can be self limited. Also i'd want to know more about how your endometriosis was diagnosed to better inform you, but ultimately, i would recommend talking to your doctor about this. ...Read more

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Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

Effective to take several Loestrin (1.5mg ethinyl estradiol, 30mcg Norethindrone acetate) instead of Plan B emergency contraceptive? How many pills?

EC: Although there are at least a dozen types of birth control pills that can be dosed as an emergency contraceptive, I can find no source that includes Loestrin among them. Perhaps someone else has a regimen, but I recommend getting Plan B or the like to ensure you get the maximum benefit. ...Read more

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I'm taking norethindrone 5mg for 10 to reverse endometrium thickening. If this doesn't wok her will do a d&c. Do the pill normally work?

I'm taking norethindrone 5mg for 10 to reverse endometrium thickening. If this doesn't wok her will do a d&c. Do the pill normally work?

Hopefully you had: An endometrial biopsy so u know if the thickening is normal or not, before you started the medicine, I do not know your specific situatiuon but that is what i would do to my patients, I do hysteroscopies, biopsies and d&cs in my offcie, hopefully yuor doc does those in her office, a real shame and much more expensive and more hassel for you and her if u have to do it in the hospital or surg center. ...Read more

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Can i buy aygestin (norethindrone) without prescription? Is it safe to take without prescription? I seen they sell it online

Can i buy aygestin (norethindrone) without prescription? Is it safe to take without prescription? I seen they sell it online

Not legally: In the us. It's a prescription drug because: 1) most people don't need it regularly, 2) most folk won't know how to dose or use it correctly, 3) there may be reasons why you should not be using it anyway. If you can buy it online that's kinda scary, i wouldn't do it. It's not a tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read more

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Are the side effects of norethindrone similar whether in a combined pill or mini pill? I did well on a combined pill but am switching to mini.

Are the side effects of norethindrone similar whether in a combined pill or mini pill? I did well on a combined pill but am switching to mini.

Most do fine : Most patients define on a progesterone only pills. The side effects if present at all would be different than a combined pill because it does not contain estrogen. ...Read more

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How long after take last pill of norethindrone should mense start? Took it 5mg for 10 days.

How long after take last pill of norethindrone  should mense start? Took it 5mg for 10 days.

Within 2 weeks: You should get a withdrawal period within 2 weeks after taking the last pill. Most times it starts within 7 days. ...Read more

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Bleed to death. How much does a 60 day supply of norethindrone or aygestin 5mg cost?What is purpose of

Bleed to death. How much does a 60 day supply of norethindrone or aygestin 5mg cost?What is purpose of

Withdrawal bleed: Progestins (aygestin, norethindrone) help with frequent heavy bleeding when due to irregular ovulation. The women bleed unpredictaby because they don't get the regular sloughing effect of a period. Progestins, once stopped, force a 'normal' menstrual bleed, which clears out the uterus so no further inappropriate bleeding occurs. For costs, you need to call your pharmacy. ...Read more

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What is norethindrone?

What is norethindrone?

A type of progestero: Progesterone, it is used in many bc pills along with the estrogen or by itself to treat other problems. ...Read more

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What are effects of norethindrone?

More info: Help me give you a better answer: what would you be taking Norethindrone for? ...Read more

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What are the uses of norethindrone?

What are the uses of norethindrone?

It's about control: Norethindrone is a potent well tolerated progestin. It's most often used to control abnormal heavy bleeding but is also indicated for treatment of endometriosis. Like provera, (medroxyprogesterone) it can also be used to bring on a period. ...Read more

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What is aygestin (norethindrone)?

Brand name: Aygestin (norethindrone) (r) is a brand name for a synthetic progestin, Norethindrone acetate. It is often prescribed for help with frequent heavy bleeding, when believed due to irregular ovulation. There are other appropriate uses as well. ...Read more

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What is aygestin (norethindrone) for?

What is aygestin (norethindrone) for?

Norethindrone !: Norethindrone acetate. This medication is a hormone called progestin. It is used to regulate the menstrual cycle and treat unusual absence of menstrual periods (amenorrhea) and endometriosis. Progestins help other hormones start and stop the menstrual cycle. Your doctor may have suggested this medication for conditions other than that which i mentioned. ...Read more

Dr. Paula Bernstein
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Norethindrone (Definition)

Norethindrone is a progestin-based agent which is a kind of women's ...Read more