Common Use

Aygestin is a form of progesterone, a female hormone that is vital for the regulation of ovulation and menstruation. Aygestin 5 mg tablet is used to cause menstrual periods in premenopausal women who don’t get the periods due to lack of progesterone and as contraception to prevent pregnancy. Aygestin 5 mg tablet is also used in the treatment of endometriosis, menstrual disorders, or abnormal vaginal bleeding caused due to imbalanced hormones.

Dosage And Direction

It is important to get a prescription from the doctor for a specific dosage and directions. The Aygestin 2.5 to 10 mg dosage is taken orally for a period of 5 to 10 days for treating secondary amenorrhea and abnormal uterine bleeding due to hormonal imbalance in the absence of organic pathology. The initial dose of Aygestin 5 mg oral tablet is recommended for endometriosis for 2 weeks, which should be increased by 2.5 mg per day every 2 weeks until 15 mg per day dosage is reached.

Precautions

  • One should take precautions not to use Aygestin 5 mg tablet if they have a history of heart attack, stroke, or a blood clot.
  • Pregnant women or women who intend to become pregnant should avoid medication.
  • Breastfeeding women should inform the doctor for precise directions before taking the drug.
  • One should avoid taking medicine if they have undiagnosed vaginal bleeding, breast cancer, liver disease, and a liver tumor.
  • One should discontinue medication if they develop a sudden partial or complete loss of vision, a sudden onset of proptosis, diplopic, or migraine.

Contraindications

The drug is contraindicated to the following conditions and people:

  • Pregnant and breastfeeding women.
  • Conditions of undiagnosed vaginal bleeding and a history of breast cancer.
  • A present or past deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
  • A present or recent arterial thromboembolic disease, for instance, stroke and myocardial infarction.
  • People with allergic reactions to the drug.
  • People with impaired liver function or liver disease.

Possible Side Effects of Aygestin 5 mg tablet

Side effects of taking the Norethindrone Aygestin 5 mg tablet include:

  • Breast tenderness
  • Hair growth
  • Pimples
  • Weight gain
  • Menstrual changes
  • Frequent, irregular bleeding
  • Stomach pain
  • Blue-yellow color blindness
  • Blurred vision
  • Pain in the breast
  • Confusion
  • Coughing
  • Dark urine
  • Diarrhea
  • Pain in the eyes
  • Fast heartbeat
  • Fever
  • Hives, itching. or rash
  • Appetite loss
  • Migraine headache
  • Swelling
  • Insomnia
  • Vomiting blood

Some of the above side effects may disappear as the body gets accustomed to the medication. However, if the symptoms persist or worsen, one should immediately consult a doctor. 

Drug Interaction

Aygestin 5 mg tablet should not be used together with other medications as it may result in fatal side effects. Some laboratory test results may also be altered when using pills. It is important to notify the doctor of any other medications that one is taking or may take in the course of the drug to be on the safe side and reduce the chances of increased risks of severe side effects.

Missed Dose

One should take a missed dose of Aygestin 5 mg tablet straight away when they recall it and avoid it when it is a few hours to the next dose. Taking more than the recommended dose should be avoided.

Overdose

Aygestin generic should not be taken in more than the recommended doses as it may lead to an overdose. One should contact the doctor without delay when they suspect an overdose case.

Storage

The drug should be stored at room temperature and away from children.