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Please describe the medication: estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Please describe the medication: estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone)?

Birth control pill: Estrostep (ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone) in a combination oral contraceptive pill that contains Norethindrone as the Progesterone component and ethinyl Estradiol as the estrogen. It gets its name because the estrogen dose steps up from 20 micrograms the first week to 30 micrograms the second to 35 micrograms the third week. The last 7 pills contain iron to help offset menstrual blood loss. ...Read more

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Norethindrone (Definition)

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


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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

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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

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Is there a website for aygestin/norethindrone?

Is there a website for aygestin/norethindrone?

Here it is: See:
http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0000278/.

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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?

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 r normal symptoms taking norethindrone?

What r normal symptoms taking norethindrone?

Moodiness: The most common side effects with synthetic progesterones are moodiness and bloating. ...Read more

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Is it wrong to take norethindrone if you don't need it?

Hard to answer: I don't understand - it probably wouldn't be "wrong" but- why would one take it if you didn't need it? What's the reason? ...Read more

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What is the tablet "norethindrone acetate" for?

What is the tablet "norethindrone acetate" for?

It is a progesterone: Among many uses Norethindrone acetate could be used to bring down a period, treat abnormal growth of the uterine lining, control heavy bleeding, supplement postmenopausal estrogen therapy, or even provide birth control. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about norethindrone?

Can you tell me about norethindrone?

Norethindrone: It's a synthetic progestin sold by prescription in the US, commonly given to either start - or sometimes delay - a woman's menstrual period. ...Read more

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What are micronor (norethindrone) side effects?

What are micronor (norethindrone) side effects?

Minor: Micronor (norethindrone) is a Progesterone only contraceptive. Se are rare but could be similar to the pms time of your cycle, such as bloating, breast tenderness, mood swings, headache, acne, or weight gain. It is not quite as effective as the pills containing estrogen but is often used when estrogen needs to be avoided, such as breast-feeding, migraines, or clotting history. ...Read more

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Do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Yes: Yes, Aygestin (norethindrone) (brand-name), or nor Norethindrone (generic name) is a synthetic progesterone. This would most commonly be prescribed by a gynecologist, although sometimes a family practitoner or internist might also prescribe it. ...Read more

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What's the side effects of using micronor (norethindrone)?

What's the side effects of using micronor (norethindrone)?

Possible bleeding: Most birth controll pills contain both estrogen and Progesterone which is how the pills help establish a balance and thus, facilitate the regulation of menstruation. Micronor (norethindrone) only contains progsterone, and is used for patients who may have contraindications to estrogen or for breastfeeding patients (estrogen drys up milk production). Therefore, expect some spotting to irregular bleeding. ...Read more

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How do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

How do I ask my gynocologist for aygestin (norethindrone)?

Just ask: Just ask - but have in mind an explanation for why you want it, and be prepared to listen to the answer if he/she disagrees. ...Read more

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Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

Ortho micronor (norethindrone) effects?

Progestin related: Micronor (norethindrone) is a progestin only birth control pill and therefore common side effects include breast tenderness; changes in menstrual flow, including breakthrough bleeding or spotting; dizziness; headache; nausea. The unpredictable irregular bleeding is the most bothersome to most people. ...Read more

Dr. Lynne Weixel
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Aygestin (Definition)

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