Your Online Medical Consultation


Is your menstrual cycle regular and are you able to predict when your periods are due?

You need to start taking this medication 3 days before your period is due in order for it to be effective

Why do you want to delay your period?

E.g. going on holiday, sporting event, religious festival, as part of an ongoing treatment, other?

Do you ever suffer from vaginal bleeding when you are not menstruating (e.g. between your cycles)?


Are you over 35 years old AND a smoker?

There is a slightly increased risk of developing blood clots for women who smoke and are over 35 years old when using Norethisterone.

Is your BMI over 30?

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Do you have any allergies to any medication or substances?

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Are you using any contraceptive pills or hormone injections?

Has a doctor or nurse ever advised you NOT to use hormonal contraceptives?

Are you taking any other medication, or have you recently finished a course of medication?

Please tell us what you are taking

This includes medication prescribed by your doctor, bought in the pharmacy or online, herbal supplements, recreations drugs

This includes tablets, patches, inhalers, injections, contraception and all other forms of medication

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Have you ever been diagnosed with any of the following?

  • Asthma
  • Blood clots – deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the legs or Pulmonary embolism (PE) in the lungs
  • Cancer of the breast or genital tract
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart attack or angina
  • Kidney disease
  • Liver problems (e.g. jaundice during pregnancy)
  • Mental health problems such as anxiety or depression
  • Migraine or severe headache
  • Porphyria
  • Sickle cell disease
  • Unexplained irregular vaginal bleeding

Do you suffer from any other medical problems?

Please provide details

This also includes previous admissions to the hospital or any surgeries

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Do you have a family history of any medical conditions? Such as a blood cloth in the legs or lungs?

Please provide details of any medical conditions that may run in the family.

Answer ‘no’ if this does not apply to you

Are you pregnant or breast feeding, think you may be pregnant or planning to have a baby?


I am aware that I need to start taking this medication 3 days prior to the day I expect my period to start.

Period bleeding usually restarts 2-3 days after Norethisterone is stopped. It can sometimes restart earlier after stopping.

I understand that the chances of suffering from a blood clot may be slightly higher when taking a hormone medication like Norethisterone.

  • The following problems can increase the risk of developing a blood clot
  • Being very over weight
  • Having had previous blood clots in the legs or lungs
  • Being immobile for long periods of time (after an operation, or on a long-haul flight)
  • Having major surgery
  • Having suffered from repeated miscarriages


We strongly recommend that you inform your GP of any treatment you receive. Would you like e-Surgery to do this in your behalf?

Please write the name of the GP surgery you are registered at if you want us to let them know.

This will ensure that any new medication started by your GP will not interact with this treatment.

Answer ‘no’ if you do not want us to inform your GP surgery.

I agree to the following

  • I am 18 years of age or older
  • This treatment is for my use only
  • I confirm that I have understood all the questions asked and have answered all questions to the best of my knowledge.
  • I have read the patient information leaflet supplied with this medication
  • I will contact e-Surgery and inform my GP if I experience any side effects from this treatment or if there are any changes to my health
  • I have answered all questions truthfully and accurately.

I have read, understood and agree to abide by terms and conditions and privacy policy and cookie policy of e-Surgery

What is this?

Your answers form the basis of your medical consultation. It is important you are open and honest, so our doctors can ensure this medication safe and effective for you


Norethisterone is a medication used to delay periods by up to 17 days. After stopping your period should return in 2-3 days.

Choose from your desired treatment below, and complete a short questionnaire to help our GPs make sure this medication is safe for you to take. All prices include a private prescription from one of our UK registered GPs. 


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