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How can Anytime Doctor help me?

We provide this regulated, specialist service for women who wish to obtain medicine to postpone their period if it falls at an inconvenient time. This could include during exams, a special holiday or a major life event.

All services provided by Anytime Doctor are safe, fast and confidential (we do not inform your GP). You can obtain treatment within the privacy of your home and without the inconvenience of lengthy doctor waiting rooms.

How does the Anytime Doctor service work?

Step 1:             Register online and complete the free online medical questionnaire consultation. A doctor will review your questionnaire and, if it is safe to do so, approve you for treatment. You do not pay for your doctor consultation.
Step 2: If you are approved for treatment you will be sent a text message asking you to log back into your secure patient record. You can pay for your period management service using a debit or credit card.
Step 3: Order before 4pm Monday to Friday and our partner UK Pharmacy will aim to dispense and despatch your medicine in that day's post using Royal Mail Special Delivery for delivery before 1pm the next working day. Your medicine can be delivered to your work or home address, someone needs to sign for the delivery but it does not have to be you.

Why are no prices shown for Anytime Doctor treatment services?

At Anytime Doctor, we aim to offer you similar pattern of healthcare as if you were to visit your normal GP for a face to face consultation. We believe it is important that you complete a medical consultation and receive a diagnosis by a licensed doctor before you are offered treatment options. Once a doctor has approved you for treatment all prices are clearly displayed. Your registration and medical consultation is free and you are under no obligation to purchase any treatment after your consultation.

How does this period management treatment work?

Your doctor can prescribe you primolut N (norethisterone) which works in a similar way to the hormone progesterone. It works by delaying your period until the tablets are stopped.

How to take your period management treatment

You will need to take one primolut N tablet three times a day, starting three days before your period is due to commence. Your period will be delayed whilst you are taking the tablets and should start 2 -3 days after you stop taking them.

What are the potential side-effects (contraindications) of primolut N?

All medication and antibiotics can cause side effects. Your period management treatment can cause nausea, worsening of epilepsy, worsening of migraines and skin problems. However, not everyone will experience them and the side effects are usually mild. The leaflet accompanying the treatment will list some of the rarer side-effects.

When answering your medical questionnaire for period management treatment it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before they prescribe you treatment.

How effective is this period management treatment?

Primolut N is usually very effective if you follow your Doctor's prescribing instructions.

Who should not use this particular period management service?

You should not request this treatment service if you are taking the oral contraceptive pill, have diabetes or have a known intolerance to sugars, or have an operation planned.

This service is not suitable for women if you are pregnant, breast feeding or if you suffer from liver or kidney disease.

Looking after your period management treatment

This treatment is for YOU only. Do not give it to others. It may not suit them. Do not take this medicine after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.

Where can you find out more information?

Anytime Doctor's Health Library provides a comprehensive resource on all services offered through Anytime Doctor. The Health Library also contains references and links to reputable organisations such as: NHS Direct (UK), FDA (US Food and Drug Administration), NetDoctor (UK), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (USA), Department of Health (UK) and the Health Protection Agency (UK).

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