About Norethisterone Period Delay Tablets
|Medication Name||Norethisterone 5mg Tablets|
|Used to treat||Period delay, painful periods, heavy periods, irregular periods, PMT, endometriosis, breast cancer|
|Available as||Norethisterone 5mg|
|Common side effects||- Headaches,
- Breast tenderness
- Mood changes
|Do you need a prescription for it?||Yes|
|How should it be used?||1 x tablet taken 3 times per day|
|Patient Information Leaflet||https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/files/pil.1494.pdf|
What does Norethisterone do?
Norethisterone is a synthetic hormone similar to the natural hormone progesterone. It’s used in various treatments like delaying periods, controlling heavy or irregular periods, and as part of some birth control pills. It can also be used as part of a treatment plan for premenstrual tension (PMT), endometriosis (where tissue from your womb is found outside your womb) and breast cancer.
Norethistherone period delay tablets come in a 5mg dose and are used to temporarily delay periods for up to 17 days.
Can you buy Norethisterone online?
You can buy Norethisterone online from our online pharmacy. Norethisterone is not available to buy over the counter, so you will need a prescription from a licensed UK pharmacist.
Our pharmacists are also prescribers, so all you need to do is fill in our short, free online consultation form to get started. Once approved, we’ll issue your prescription and deliver your Norethisterone period delay tablets straight to your door.
How to take Norethisterone period delay tablets
You should take 1 x Norethistherone 5mg tablet three times daily, starting three days before your period is due. Once you stop taking Norethisterone, menstruation usually follows within three days of finishing the treatment.
How long do Norethisterone period delay tablets take to work?
The dose of Norethisterone to delay periods typically requires taking the tablets for 3 days prior to your period to increase progesterone to the levels needed to effectively delay your period.
How long can you take Norethisterone period delay tablets for?
When you buy Norethisterone online from Click2Pharmacy, we can prescribe up to 60 tablets, which will delay your period for up to 17 days. You can choose between a 7 day delay and 17 day delay depending on what suits you best.
Who can take Norethisterone for period delay?
Norethisterone 5mg tablets may not be suitable for all women.
You should not take Norethisterone to delay your period if:
- You are allergic to norethisterone, or other similar hormone medicines, or any of the other ingredients it contains
- You are pregnant or breastfeeding.
- You or a member of your family have ever had a problem with blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
- You have now or have had in the past, a heart attack or angina
- You have liver problems
This is not an exhaustive list and you should ensure you declare any health conditions or concerns prior to your consultation before taking Norethisterone period delay tablets. You should also declare any other medications you are taking, as Norethisterone may not be as effective if you are taking certain medicines.
Norethisterone side effects
Like all medicines, Norethisterone can cause side effects, although not everybody gets them. Common side effects of Norethisterone period delay tablets can include headaches, nausea, breast tenderness, and mood changes. Less often, you might experience bloating or skin reactions.
If you experience any concerning side effects from taking Norethisterone tablets, seek immediate medical attention.
The active ingredient is Norethisterone, with each tablet containing 5mg. The other ingredients are lactose, maize starch and magnesium stearate.
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