Buy Norethisterone for Period Delay
Norethisterone works by preventing the lining of the womb from being shed, therefore delaying your period until you stop taking the tablets. You will need to take one Norethisterone 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. Please note that Norethisterone is for occasional use only. Do not use more than once in 4 months. Please discuss with your doctor if you need to manage your period for longer.
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Norethisterone tablets belong to a group of medicines called 'Progestogens'. Progestogens are similar to the natural female hormone progesterone. Norethisterone tablets contains the progestogen called norethisterone as the active ingredient.
Do not take Norethisterone tablets:
You must tell your doctor if you have any of the following conditions:
|Pregnancy and Breastfeeding||
Norethisterone tablets must not be taken if you are pregnant as hormonal medicines can affect the developing baby. It is important you use some form of contraception (e.g. a condom) while taking Norethisterone tablets, as it is not a contraceptive. Do not take Norethisterone tablets if you are breastfeeding.
You must tell your doctor if you are taking, have recently taken or might take other medicines, in particular:
All medication can cause side effects. We have only listed a few to be aware of. Details of all side effects, including rare side effects to be aware of, are listed in the patient information leaflet (PIL). When completing your medical questionnaire, it is very important that you answer the questions truthfully. This is to ensure your doctor has a full picture of your medical history before prescribing. List all medicines you are already taking, including non-prescription and herbal medicines.
Women looking to delay their period more frequently should consider other methods such as the contraceptive pill. Please discuss this with your regular GP who will assess you for suitability, as the contraceptive pill is only available to order online for patients that have already stabilised on this medication.
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Do not take medicines after the expiry date stamped on the pack. Keep all medicines out of the reach and sight of children.
Medicines are only intended to be used by the person they are prescribed for. Do not give your prescribed medicine to anybody else, even if they have the same symptoms as you. Medicines can be harmful if used by anybody other than the person they have been prescribed for.
Norethisterone 5mg Patient Information Leaflet
British National Formulary: norethisterone
Can I buy Norethisterone over the counter?
Whilst medicines containing the active ingredient norethisterone have become available over the counter recently, you may still wish to have an online doctor consultation to ensure you are taking the correct medication for your needs. As such, Norethisterone tablets are only available with a valid prescrption. Some women decide to use a longer-term solution for managing their periods following a doctor consultation. It is important to also consider your contraception needs when deciding which solution is suitable for you.
Is there an alternative to Norethisterone to delay my period?
Norethisterone tablets are the generic form of medicine containing the active ingredient norethisterone. This is also available under the brand name Primolut N (Bayer). Both contain the same amount of the active ingredient norethisterone and are therefore identical medicines. There are also other treatment options to postpone periods, including medroxyprogesterone acetate, however this is not available online through Anytime Doctor.
Can I get pregnant while taking Norethisterone?
Yes, you can get pregnant whilst taking Norethisterone. Norethisterone is not a contraceptive. It is very important that you use alternative methods of contraception such as condoms if you do not intend to get pregnant. Please discuss with your doctor if you are planning to get pregnant and read the advice above (see 'Pregnancy and Breastfeeding' above) and in the patient information leaflet.
Last Reviewed 17/09/2019 Authored 24/09/2009
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