Period Delay Tablets

Norethisterone period delay tablets on prescription. Our online period delay service is a safe, easy way to delay an inconvenient period. From £19.99 for 10 days.

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Key Facts About Period Delay Tablets

Norethisterone period delay tablets are not suitable for some women.

These include women with:-

  • an increased risk of blood clots or thrombosis
  • unexplained vaginal bleeding ie not a period
  • an allergy to the ingredient norethisterone
  • who are pregnant or breast feeding
  • breast or genital cancers including cancer of the uterus
  • a condition called acute porphyria
  • a history in pregnancy of porphyria, jaundice, severe generalised itching
  • if you are a heavy smoker
  • if you are not suitable for the combined contraceptive pill
  • a history of severe migraine

If you fall into any of the categories above you should see your GP for your period delay. Alternatively you can visit us at our Harley Street clinic or you can book a telephone appointment with one of our doctors. Dr Sera Shoukru and Dr Pixie McKenna head up our Women's Health Service.

Norethisterone 5mg tablets

Is it suitable for you?

Norethisterone is a generally safe and well tolerated medication for period delay and most women are suitable. See the Key Facts section above for a list of conditions and reasons why it may not be suitable. If you are in doubt then please consult your GP or you can book a telephone consultation with one of our experienced permanent GP's.

When should I start to take Norethisterone tablets?

You should start these two days before you wish to delay your period.

When should I stop taking norethisterone?

When you feel you do not need to delay your period any longer. Stopping Norethisterone can cause spotting and /or a full period from a day to 10 days after. The longer you have taken Norethisterone for the longer the period disturbance after may be.

How many tablets do I take?

You need to take three 5mg tablets daily.

How does it work?

During your normal menstrual cycle you have a hormone called progesterone which maintains the womb lining. Around the time of your period this level decreases, and the womb lining sheds away = your normal menstrual period. Norethisterone is a progestogen (synthetic version of the body’s own progesterone). It prevents the drop in hormone, and prevents your womb lining from shedding.

It is important to know that it is not a contraceptive pill, and that you will still need to use condoms or your usual method of birth control.

How long can I take Norethisterone to delay my period?

The usual time frame is approximately 10 days. It can be taken safely for longer and some women take it for up to 30 days. You should bear in mind that the longer it is taken for the longer the potential for spotting and an irregular period afterwards.

What should I do if I miss a Norethisterone tablet?

You should take the missing tablet as soon as you remember and continue with the remainder of the course.

Side effects

Norethisterone side effects can include abdominal pain or cramping, irregular bleeding or spotting, an unusually heavy period or prolonged period on stopping.

Safety Information about Norethisterone Tablets

Before you buy Norethisterone online, you should read the safety information about this treatment.

Norethisterone tablets have been clinically tested and proven to be safe to delay your period. Although there may be some side effects from delaying your period, they are usually uncommon.

Here is some information about using period delay tablets:

  • Norethisterone contains inactive ingredients such as lactose and starch. If you are lactose, sucrose or maltose intolerant, then we recommend consulting your doctor for advice before using this period delay tablet.
  • While taking Norethisterone, you may experience fatigue, drowsiness, headache or even dizziness. Although the Norethisterone side effects are rare and uncommon, we advise you not to perform any activities which require a lot of focus, such as driving or operating heavy machinery.
Norethisterone Patient Information Leaflet

Telling your GP

It's important that you keep your GP informed of any treatment that you are taking. During the medical assessment we ask you for the name and contact details of your GP. We can then keep your GP informed if you are happy for us to do so. But please be assured that we will not contact your GP without your consent.