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Review: Aygestin side effects

In this review, we analyze Aygestin side effects by the time on the drug, and age (0-60+) of the people who have side effects while taking Aygestin. The review is based on 688 people who have side effects while taking Aygestin from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.

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What is Aygestin

Aygestin (latest outcomes from 708 users) has active ingredients of norethindrone acetate. It is often used in endometriosis.

Other drugs that have the same active ingredients (norethindrone acetate): Norlutate, Norethindrone Acetate, Norethidrone Acetate.

On Sep, 24, 2014: 688 people who reported to have side effects when taking Aygestin are studied


Most common side effects over time * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ yearsnot specified
Night SweatsBreast CancerBreast Cancer FemaleBreast Cancer FemaleBreast Cancer FemaleBreast Cancer FemaleBreast Cancer FemaleBreast Cancer
DysmenorrhoeaOestrogen Receptor Assay PositiveMetrorrhagiaMyocardial InfarctionBreast CancerBreast CancerOestrogen Receptor Assay PositiveBreast Cancer Female
Mood SwingsProgesterone Receptor Assay PositiveMenstruation IrregularOvarian CancerMitral Valve IncompetenceBreast Cancer In SituProgesterone Receptor Assay PositiveAnxiety
EndometriosisDepressionMuscle SpasmsBreast Cancer MetastaticMitral Valve ProlapseMenorrhagiaBreast CancerInjury
HaemorrhageDiarrheaUterine HaemorrhageBreast CancerMusculoskeletal PainMigraineInjuryMetrorrhagia
Abdominal DistensionMeniscus LesionVentricular FibrillationBlood Galactose AbnormalMarital ProblemPneumoniaBreast Cancer In SituDeep Vein Thrombosis
Haemorrhagic StrokeHysterectomyCoronary Artery ThrombosisChest PainMultiple InjuriesLabile HypertensionMeniscus LesionPain
OsteopeniaHyperplasiaCoronary Artery OcclusionLymphoedemaUterine LeiomyomaOsteopeniaPulmonary Embolism
Progesterone Receptor Assay PositiveMenorrhagiaPolycythaemiaInfectionFallopian Tube DisorderSoft Tissue DisorderHeadache
Uterine LeiomyomaMammogram AbnormalFocal Nodular HyperplasiaInjuryBreast HyperplasiaRetinopathy ProliferativePyrexia

Most common side effects by age * :

n/an/aNeurilemmomaAlopeciaAnxietyOedema PeripheralBreast Cancer FemaleBreast Cancer Female
Completed SuicideHeadacheFatigueDrug IneffectiveBreast CancerBreast Cancer
Adenovirus InfectionVomitingPainChest PainAnxietyOestrogen Receptor Assay Positive
Adverse Drug ReactionAstheniaHeadacheDeep Vein ThrombosisChest PainProgesterone Receptor Assay Positive
LymphadenopathyAbdominal PainPulmonary EmbolismBreast CancerInjuryAnxiety
Lip DryDiarrheaWeaknessAnxietyAlopeciaPain
HypotensionHypoaesthesiaWeight IncreasedNauseaPalpitationsRenal Failure Acute
Human Herpes Virus 6 Serology PositiveHirsutismDeep Vein ThrombosisPain In ExtremityOestrogen Receptor Assay PositiveInjury
ViraemiaDepression NecPalpitationsHeadache NosPyrexiaMyocardial Infarction
Drug IneffectiveOvarian CystNauseaDyspnoea NosCoughDehydration

* Some reports may have incomplete information.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • Healed joint and soft tissue injuries (PID) return with increased pain and swelling. Pressure changes with position. Frequency and intensity of migraines increased with pressure symptoms. Genetic connective tissue disorder - Ehler Danlos Syndrome. Cardiac arrhythmia. History of rheumatic fever, pneumothorax, whooping cough, and severe allergic reactions.


  • From this study (11 months ago):

  • Past distal injuries returning with increased pressure symptoms. Eye pain with movement. Increased pressure and pain with neck movement. Connective tissue disease - Ehlers Danlos Syndrome.


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