Aygestin (Norethindrone)

Also Known as Utovlan

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AYGESTIN (norethindrone) is a synthetic progesterone medication indicated to treat the following conditions:

  • Abnormal uterine bleeding in the absence of organic pathology
  • Endometriosis
  • Secondary amenorrhea

At doses used for these indications, norethindrone causes the atrophy of endometrial tissue. It also suppresses new tissue growth.

Norethindrone is a synthetic progesterone. Progesterone is a natural hormone used to transmit cellular signals between different tissues of the body. Increasing the level of synthetic progesterone changes how body tissues like the uterus grow and develop. 


Take AYGESTIN (norethindrone) exactly as prescribed. The dose may change during therapy and may be given in cycles. Dosage is usually based on the condition being treated.

Abnormal uterine bleeding in the absence of organic pathology

Take 2.5 mg to 10 mg once daily for five to ten days.


Take AYGESTIN 5 mg daily for two weeks. Increase the dose by 2.5 mg per day every two weeks until a maximum of 15 mg per day. Treatment typically continues for six to nine months or as directed by the physician.

Secondary amenorrhea

Take 2.5 mg to 10 mg once daily for five to ten days.


The active ingredient in AYGESTIN is norethindrone acetate.


AYGESTIN (norethindrone acetate) is contraindicated in patients with the following conditions:

  • Active or recent thrombotic disease (deep vein thrombosis, stroke, pulmonary embolism, Myocardial infarction)
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Personal or family history of breast cancer
  • Pregnancy
  • Undiagnosed vaginal bleeding

Progestin therapy can have adverse effects on metabolism and weight. Patients with hyperlipidemia and diabetes should use caution while taking AYGESTIN (norethindrone).

Progestins can cause fluid retention, which may impact conditions like renal dysfunction, migraine, and epilepsy.

Side Effects

Women taking progestins have reported the following side effects:

  • Acne
  • Amenorrhea
  • Breakthrough bleeding
  • Breast tenderness
  • Change in menstrual flow
  • Cholestatic jaundice
  • Clinical depression
  • Edema
  • Headache
  • Hepatic impairment
  • Insomnia
  • Melasma or chloasma
  • Mood changs
  • Nausea
  • Optic neuritis
  • Rash
  • Spotting
  • Urticaria
  • Weight changes

For a complete list of side effects consult your doctor.

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  1. FDA. "AYGESTIN Package Insert." Published 2007. Accessed December 6, 2019.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The above information is intended to increase awareness of health information and does not suggest treatment or diagnosis. This information is not a substitute for individual medical attention and should not be construed to indicate that use of the drug is safe, appropriate, or effective for you. See your health care professional for medical advice and treatment.

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