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Aygestin
Aygestin is a progestin (contains progesterone) that is used in menstrual problems or uterine problems and contraception.

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Drug Uses

Aygestin is used in the treatment of menstrual problems (amenorrhea) or uterine problems (endometriosis) and contraception. It may also be used for other conditions as determined by your doctor.

Usage

Take Aygestin exactly as prescribed by your doctor. You may take it with or without a meal at the same time each day.

Missed Dose

You should try and take your doses on time taking care not to miss any. But if you do miss a dose, then skip it and continue with your regular dose. But do not take a double dose.

Storage

Store it at room temperature in a tightly closed container. Protect from direct exposure to sunlight and moisture.

Overdose

Seek medical attention immediately if you suspect an overdose.

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It may cause clot-related disorders. So speak to your doctor if you have a prior history of such conditions. Use with caution if you suffer from conditions like epilepsy, migraine, asthma or heart disorders. The drug may cause light-headedness, dizziness, and faintness in some people. Do not consume alcohol along with the drug. Do not drive or handle heavy machinery until you know how to react to the drug.
Warnings/Precautions

Do not use Aygestin if:

you are allergic to any ingredient in Aygestin;
you are pregnant or think you may be pregnant;
you have undiagnosed abnormal vaginal bleeding or are postmenopausal;
you have a history of blood clotting problems, severe blood clots (e.g., in the lungs, legs, eyes), certain blood vessel problems (e.g., bleeding in the brain, heart attack, stroke), or breast cancer;
you have decreased liver function or active liver disease.
Contact your doctor or health care provider right away if any of these apply to you.

Important:
Aygestin may cause dizziness. This effect may be worse if you take it with alcohol or certain medicines. Use Aygestin with caution. Do not drive or perform other possibly unsafe tasks until you know how you react to it.
Aygestin may cause dark skin patches on your face. Avoid the sun, sunlamps, or tanning booths until you know how you react to Aygestin. Use a sunscreen or wear protective clothing if you must be outside for more than a short time.
Aygestin may interfere with certain lab tests. Be sure your doctor and lab personnel know you are taking Aygestin.
Diabetes patients - Aygestin may affect your blood sugar. Check blood sugar levels closely. Ask your doctor before you change the dose of your diabetes medicine.
Aygestin should not be used in children; safety and effectiveness in children have not been confirmed.
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Do not use Aygestin if you are pregnant. If you think you may be pregnant, contact your doctor right away. Aygestin is found in breast milk. If you are or will be breast-feeding while you use Aygestin, check with your doctor. Discuss any possible risks to your baby.
Possible Side Effects

Check with your doctor if any of these most common side effects persist or become bothersome:

acne; changes in menstrual flow, including breakthrough bleeding, spotting, or missed periods; dizziness; drowsiness; fever; headache; hot flashes; nausea; nervousness; pain; rash; stomach pain; trouble sleeping; weakness; weight gain or loss.
Seek medical attention right away if any of these severe side effects occur:
severe allergic reactions (rash; hives; itching; difficulty breathing; tightness in the chest; swelling of the mouth, face, lips, or tongue); chest pain; depression; lumps in the breast or under the armpits; migraine headache; partial or complete loss of vision or changes in vision; shortness of breath; slurred speech; sudden loss of coordination; sudden or severe headache; sudden severe headache, dizziness, vomiting, or fainting; swelling of fingers or ankles; tenderness, pain, or swelling of the calf; weakness, numbness, or pain in the arms or legs; yellowing of the skin or eyes.
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Aygestin is to be used only by the patient for whom it is prescribed. Do not share it with other people.

If your symptoms do not improve or if they become worse, check with your doctor.

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