Aygestin (Norlut-N)

What is Aygestin?

Aygestin (Norlut-N) is an approved female hormone that belongs to a group of progesterone. The active ingredient of the remedy called Norethindrone influences the ovulation process, preventing egg release from the ovary. Besides, the treatment leads to significant changes in the uterine lining and cervical mucus, complicating the process of sperm reaching the uterus, thus, making the process of a fertilized egg attaching to the uterus more difficult.

Basically, Aygestin is used as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Additionally, the drug can be prescribed as a treatment of endometriosis, menstrual problems, abnormal vaginal bleeding and other complications. The medication can be administered off-label for other purposes that are not listed in the safety guide.


Recommendations for Use

To get the most out of this female drug, a patient should use it only in accordance with the doctor’s prescription and safety warnings. Following the adjusted dose and duration of the therapy you increase your chances of getting positive results without any complications. However, if you increase or decrease Aygestin dose, you risk getting dangerous reactions. While using Aygestin, a patient will probably have to back-up the use of other birth-control, especially Spermicide and condoms. Your healthcare provider will have to take frequent examinations to make sure the treatment is successful, and you have desirable progress.

Keep in mind that regular drug use is halfway to a beneficial treatment course. That is why, try not to miss the intakes. However, if you have occasionally missed one, you can take it the first possible moment or skip it, especially if the next scheduled dose should be used soon. Do not replace the missed dose with a double dose, since it will lead to Aygestin overdose with its adverse reactions. Nevertheless, remember that the skipped dose increases your chances of becoming pregnant.

Precautions and Contraindications

Consult your physician primarily to Aygestin treatment course. Inform your healthcare provider about the overall health condition, various diseases and complications you have in order to select proper dose adjustment that will be both safe and effective. Keep in mind that Aygestin can result in serious birth defects, thus, the drug should not be used by pregnant women. Additionally, the active ingredients of the medication can pass into the breast milk, affecting the nursing child. The treatment should not also be used by patients, who are sensitive to its active ingredients or are diagnosed with such conditions as breast cancer, blood clot, stroke, heart problems, circulation disorders, unusual vaginal bleeding, recent abortion or miscarriage, etc.

Exclusive dose adjustments are also required for patients, who have any kidney or liver problems, migraines, asthma, epilepsy, depression, anxiety, psychological disorders, uncontrolled blood pressure and other health disorders.

Drug Interactions

Provide the doctor with a complete list of medications, pharmaceutical supplements, vitamins and herbal products you are currently using in order to avoid harmful drug interactions. Aygestin should not be combined with HIV/AIDS drugs, Griseofulvin, Barbiturate, Rifampin, Ketoconazole and other drugs.

Side Effects

Address the emergency office the moment you have noticed dangerous side effects, such as allergic reactions, severe numbness, migraine headache, depression, swelling, nausea, vomiting or other complications after Aygestin intake. Call your doctor in case common reactions become bothersome, the overall condition aggravates and new symptoms occur.