PERIOD DELAY

Having your period on a special occasion, whilst sitting exams or going on holiday can be inconvenient and frustrating.

Norethisterone is a hormone which can be used to delay your period for up to 17 days. 

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e-Surgery Norethisterone (Utovlan) Period delay 5mg 30 tablets

Norethisterone

  • Same medication in Utovlan (Brand Name)
  • For occasional period delay
  • Used to delay period for up to 17 days

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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.

Norethisterone pills contain progesterone that stops the lining of your womb shedding, thus delaying your period.

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.

You can find out more information about delaying your period on the NHS website.

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