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Aygestin

Aygestin®
(norethindrone acetate) Tablets, USP

Aygestin

DRUG DESCRIPTION

Aygestin (norethindrone acetate tablets, USP) - 5 mg oral tablets. Aygestin (norethindrone) , (17-hydroxy-19-nor-17α-pregn-4-en-20-yn-3-one acetate), a synthetic, orally active progestin, is the acetic acid ester of norethindrone. It is a white, or creamy white, crystalline powder.

Aygestin® (norethindrone acetate) Structural Formula Illustration

Aygestin (norethindrone) Tablets contain the following inactive ingredients: lactose, magnesium stearate, and microcrystalline cellulose.

What are the possible side effects of norethindrone?

Get emergency medical help if you have any of these signs of an allergic reaction: hives; difficulty breathing; swelling of your face, lips, tongue, or throat.

Stop using this medication and call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects:

  • sudden numbness or weakness, especially on one side of the body;
  • sudden headache, confusion, pain behind the eyes, problems with vision, speech, or balance;
  • pain or swelling in one or both legs;
  • migraine headache;
  • swelling in your hands or feet, rapid weight gain;
  • symptoms of...

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What are the precautions when taking norethindrone (Aygestin)?

Before taking norethindrone, tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.

This medication should not be used if you have certain medical conditions. Before using this medicine, consult your doctor or pharmacist if you have: history of blood clots, history of bleeding in the brain, liver disease, history of cancer of the breast or other female organs, vaginal bleeding of unknown cause, a loss of pregnancy with some tissue remaining in the uterus ("missed abortion"), recent stroke or heart attack (within 1 year).

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Last reviewed on RxList: 3/31/2009
This monograph has been modified to include the generic and brand name in many instances.

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