Norethindrone Acetate (Aygestin)
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Norethindrone acetate (also known as Aygestin) belongs to the family of medications called progestins and may be used to delay bleeding for an event or vacation. In some cases, it may be used to treat menstrual pain and disorders, irregular periods, and endometriosis. It comes in tablet form and can be taken by mouth.
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How does norethindrone acetate work?
Norethindrone acetate, or Aygestin, is a synthetic form of the natural sex hormone progesterone and does not contain any estrogen. It works by stopping the growth of the uterus lining during your menstrual cycle. By regulating the endometrium lining, norethindrone acetate also helps manage your period. This can be used occasionally to delay bleeding for an event or vacation.
Is norethindrone acetate easy to get?
For most women, it is quite easy to get a prescription for norethindrone acetate. You will find it at most pharmacies including right here at Nurx™. We offer high-quality and convenient healthcare to women by connecting you with a licensed Nurx™ doctor in your home state. Then, we will ship your prescription discretely discreetly right to your home.
Nurx™ also accepts most types of insurance. No insurance? No problem! Our Nurx™ professionals can also help you choose a medication that fits in your budget.
What precautions should I be aware of before taking norethindrone acetate?
Before using norethindrone acetate, talk to your doctor about your medical history and any medications or supplements you’re currently taking. You should not take this medication if you have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, breast cancer or liver disease. Tell your provider if you have ever had a heart attack, stroke or blood clot. Do not use norethindrone acetate if you are pregnant or trying to become pregnant. In some cases, you should not take norethindrone acetate if you are nursing.
Are there any known side effects of norethindrone acetate?
Common side effects of taking norethindrone acetate include headaches, nausea, breast tenderness and vomiting. You could also experience acne, stomach cramps, insomnia and spotting.
Can I take norethindrone acetate with other medications?
Before taking norethindrone acetate, tell your provider if you are taking any other medications or if you have any allergies. Interactions are possible with certain drugs, and you may need a dose adjustment to safely take both medications. If you start using a new medication, check with your provider before stopping or starting any of your current medicines. This includes over-the-counter medications.
Does norethindrone acetate stop periods?
Norethindrone acetate can help regulate your period if you experience hormonal imbalances. However, it can cause irregular menstrual patterns if you're taking it for a longer period of time. Menstrual changes can happen, including not getting periods at all or breakthrough bleeding/spotting. Let your provider know if this concerns you or if it becomes too bothersome.
Does norethindrone acetate cause weight gain?
Weight gain might be an unwelcome side effect of taking norethindrone acetate. However, you should note that it is still relatively uncommon and not all people will experience weight gain from taking it. If you do notice a sudden increase in weight while on norethindrone acetate, talk to your provider about it as soon as possible to ensure there are no underlying health problems.
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