Learn More About Period Delay
Most frequent questions and answers about period delay
Sometimes it can be extremely inconvenient to have your period. There are two ways in which you can delay your period.
Norethisterone pills contain progesterone that stops the lining of your womb shedding, thus delaying your period.
Another method is to take two contraceptive pill packets back-to-back.
Norethisterone is safe for most women to use on a regular basis, but should not be used on a regular basis. If you have family history of blood clots, it may not be safe for you to use. Therefore, you should always check with your doctor/pharmacist before taking norethisterone pills.
It is a safe common practice to take two packets back-to-back. You should not take more than three contraceptive pill packets back-to-back.
Most women find norethisterone tablets effective; however, some women find that have ‘spotting’ or ‘breakthrough bleeding’. This can also be caused by starting to take the period delay pills less than three days before your period is due.
Norethisterone tablets must be taken three days before your period is due for a maximum of 20 days (delaying your period for a maximum of 17 days).
Contraceptive pills should be taken for a maximum of three packets back-to-back.