Aygestin is a hormone used in treatment of endometriosis, amenorrhea, and abnormal uterine bleeding caused by hormonal imbalance.
Common use Aygestin is a synthesized female hormone progesterone. Its main component is norethindrone acetate. The drug may contain only norethindrone as a single component or be a combination of oral estrogen and norethindrone, which is safe and causes less side effects. It is used to restore menstruation in women who have stopped having menstrual cycles for several months (amenorrhea), endometriosis (condition when lining of the uterus is abnormal and can be found in the abdomen/pelvic area, causing painful/irregular periods), in cases of abnormal bleeding and endometriosis. This medication stops the normal growth of the uterus lining during the menstrual cycle and causes hormone changes in the uterus to restore normal menstrual periods.
Dosage and direction Aygestin is usually taken from 2.5 to 10 milligrams daily during 5-10 days in the second half of a 28-day cycle. Your period should start 3 to 7 days after taking of Aygestin is discontinued. Endometriosis is treated by starting dose is 5 milligrams a day for 2 weeks which can be increased by 2.5 milligrams a day every 2 weeks up to a maximum of 15 milligrams a day. Take exactly as recommended by your doctor and do not exceed the dose without your doctor's approval.
Missed dose If you missed a dose take it as soon as you remember, but not if it is almost time of the next intake by your schedule. If so skip the missed dose. Do not try to make up a missed dose by taking an extra one.
Overdose If you suspect that you took too much of the medication seek for immediate medical attention.
Storage Store Aygestin in a dry place away from sunlight at room temperature between 15-30 C (59-86 F).
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