Generic Aygestin, Norethisterone

Norethisterone is prescribed to help treat certain cases of menstrual disorders, endometriosis, or abnormal uterine bleeding caused by a hormonal imbalance.

Generic Aygestin

Norethisterone, Norethindrone

Primolut N


Zydus Healthcare, Zydus Cadila


5 mg



Norethisterone is used in treatment of endometriosis, breast cancer, premenstural syndrome (pms) and pain during menstruation.
How it Works
Norethisterone works by altering the lining of the uterus. Norethisterone is a low-dose contraceptive which works by changing the lining of the womb and to make it less likely that an egg would attach to it, even if an egg were to fertilise, it also works in stabilizes this lining and decreases pain and bleeding during the periods or delays the periods. Continuous exposure to norethisterone decreases the rate of growth of breast cancer cells.
Common Side effects
Patients who take Norethisterone may suffer from such side effects; Adrenal insufficiency, Rash, Dizziness, Back pain, Increased appetite, Decreased libido, Pain in extremity, Abdominal distension, Cushing syndrome, Sleepiness, Vomiting, Nausea, Edema, Vaginal discharge, Headache, Abdominal pain, Lower abdominal pain, Breast pain, Fatigue, Hair loss

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