A synthetic oral progestin called Aygestin (norethindrone acetate) is used for contraception as well as the treatment of secondary amenorrhea, endometriosis, and irregular uterine bleeding. A generic version of aygestin is offered. Aygestin is sold under the brand names Norethindrone Acetate, Mono-Linyah, among others. Users of Welzo can use this article for informational purposes to better understand Aygestin.

Health Benefits

The main purpose of aygestin is to prevent pregnancy.The drug may also be prescribed to treat endometriosis symptoms or to help control periods.Women who have just entered menopause and are having hot flashes or night sweats may also be prescribed Aygestin.

Side Effects

Aygestin's most frequent negative effects include:



breast soreness or tenderness

fluid accumulation


Loss or gain of weight

mood changes

reduced sex desire

The majority of side effects are minor, but a few can be quite serious. Call your doctor right away if you experience any of the following side effects:

a very bad stomach ache

a chest ache

breathing difficulty

a weakened or numb leg

eyes or skin that have a yellow tint


vision alterations


The dosages of aygestin tablets are 0.35 mg, 0.5 mg, 1 mg, and 2.5 mg.For the first five to ten days, a dose of 0.5 to 1 mg once daily is typical.The ideal dosage will be chosen by your doctor based on your particular requirements.

Mechanism of Action

Aygestin prevents the release of eggs from the ovary by attaching to progesterone receptors in the body.Additionally, the medication thickens the cervical mucus, which makes it harder for sperm to reach the egg.Aygestin can also thin the uterine lining, which makes it harder for a fertilized egg to implant.


There may be interactions between aygestin and other drugs, herbs, or vitamins you're taking.Your doctor needs to carefully monitor all of your medications to prevent interactions.Tell your doctor about all the products you use, including any prescription or over-the-counter medications and herbal remedies.


Aygestin has a nearly 100% bioavailability and is quickly absorbed from the gastrointestinal tract.The drug's half-life is approximately 8 hours.