Norethindrone Acetate

Brand Name Manufacturers

None

Generic Manufacturers

Aygestin by Esi Lederle Generics

Pharmacology

Progestin

Delivery

Oral 5mg tablets

Typical dosage

Pre-op 2.5-15mg/day
Post-op ?

Availability

Approved by U.S. FDA

Indications

Endometriosis. Unusual menstrual bleeding.

Contraindications

Blood clotting disorders. Known or suspected breast or gonadal cancer. Known sensitivity to norethindrone acetate. Liver dysfunction or disease.

Adverse reactions

CNS

Insomnia. Mental depression. Sleepiness.

Eyes

Retinal blood clots. Inflamed optic nerves.

Gastrointestinal

Cholestatic jaundice. Nausea.

Skin

Acne. Increase of body and facial hair. Loss of scalp hair.

Other

Blood clotting disorders. Fever. Fluid retention. Mild to severe allergic reactions.

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