Frequently Asked Questions
Period Delay Tablets are a prescription treatment, used to delay your next period. Period delay tablets contain an active ingredient that is similar to the natural female hormone progesterone.
You can buy period delay tablets from e-Surgery to delay your period for up to 17 days.
Period delay tablets are available online and all brands will contain the same active ingredients. Generally, the generic period delay tablets will be the cheapest.
Do NOT take period delay tablets if:
- You are allergic
- You are pregnant or think you might be pregnant
- You have now or have ever had any vaginal bleeding (not a period) for which your doctor could not find a cause.
- If you or a member of your family have ever had a problem with blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT).
- You have now or have had in the past, a heart attack or angina
- You have liver problems
If you are unsure if you can take period delay tablets speak to a healthcare professional using our free ‘Ask-a-Pharmacist‘ service.
You can buy period delay tablets for up to 17 days.
Period delay tablets are normally taken THREE times DAILY, starting from 3 days before the expected onset of the period.
Always make sure you follow the directions given to you by the prescriber.
Your period should return after 2-3 days of stopping period delay tablets.
If it does not or is unusually heavy or light please consult your GP.
If you have any of the following conditions, consult your healthcare professional before taking Period Delay Tablets.
Some women using hormonal contraceptives including period delay tablets have reported depression or depressed mood.
All women have a small chance of having a blood clot in the veins of the leg, in the lung, or other parts of the body. The chances of getting a clot are very slightly higher if you are taking hormone medicine such as period delay tablets.
Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking, have recently taken, or might take any other medicines before buying period delay tablets.
This includes the following medicines, as the effect of period delay tablets may be altered when they are taken at the same time:
- Medicines to treat epilepsy
- Antibiotic medicines to treat an infection
- Antiviral medicines to treat HIV
- Anticancer medicines
- Herbal preparations
- Medication for suppressing the immune system
- Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for treating pain and inflammation
- Medicines for high blood pressure.
Period delay tablets can also interfere with some laboratory tests, so tell your doctor if you are having any blood tests or hospital investigations. Tell your doctor or pharmacist if you are taking any other medicines not listed above, including those bought without a prescription.
Like with all medication, there is a risk of side effects when buying period delay tablets.
Very rarely, period delay tablets may cause a severe allergic reaction which can be life-threatening in some cases. You can get some or all of the following symptoms:
- difficulty breathing
- feeling faint
- swelling of the face or tongue
- swelling of the hands and feet
- intense itchy skin rash
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