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Period Delay

We understand that sometimes having your period can interfere with those Special Occasions you cannot afford to miss. Either for your Honeymoon or that special Romantic Getaway you had planned. Sometimes it can stop you from enjoying your holiday or stop you from conducting important activities.

Whatever the reason, PrescriptionDoctor are on hand to provide medication suited for Period Delay with expert advice.

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Pfizer Utovlan 5mg Norethisterone 30 Tablets

Norethisterone

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  • Gives you control over your periods
  • Available in 5 mg dose
  • Sent from a registered pharmacy

When is period delay useful?

We understand that sometimes having your period can interfere with those special occasions you cannot afford to miss. Either for your Honeymoon or that special romantic getaway, you had planned. Sometimes it can stop you from enjoying your holiday or stop you from conducting important activities. Whatever the reason, our prescribers are on hand to provide medication suited for Period Delay with one-to-one expert advice.

Can I take period delay pills abroad?

If you are taking period delay pills on holiday, you will need to check whether the medicine is allowed in the country you are travelling to.

In most cases, you can store your medicine in carry-on luggage (such as a handbag or backpack) or hold luggage.

More information about taking medicine abroad can be found here.


Methods of period delay

There is no guaranteed way of delaying your period. If you are currently taking contraceptive pills, you can achieve a delay in your period by following the steps below.

Norethisterone period delay

If you are not taking any oral contraceptives, the prescriber may look at prescribing a synthetic Progestogen called Norethisterone or the brand Utovlan. Progestogens are synthetic compounds which are similar to the naturally occurring hormone Progesterone.

Norethisterone is a clinically effective medication for period delay. Our prescribers can prescribe Norethisterone to delay your period for up to 10 days. This will offer you the flexibility of postponing your period in a safe and effective manner.

More information can be found in the NHS' article "how can I delay my period".


Pregnancy and period delay

Norethisterone delays your period effectively without protecting against pregnancy. It is advised that your male partner uses condoms.

If you are using the Contraceptive pill, you will be protected from pregnancy even if you use it in a manner to delay your Period. It is advised to speak to the prescriber regarding this to maintain protection.


How long is it safe to delay your period?

The consensus for healthy women with no predisposing conditions is to delay your period for up to two weeks with Norethisterone unless otherwise stated by your Doctor.

If you have certain conditions such as endometriosis, or abnormal or painful periods, the prescriber can recommend medication to provide relief using Norethisterone or oral contraceptives.

Our prescribers provide medication to achieve a ten-day delay using Norethisterone.

Taking tablets to delay periods is for occasional use only and should not be requested more than once in 3 months (four times per year).


Is period delay dangerous?

It is generally not dangerous to delay your menstruation for short durations of time with Norethisterone. It is not recommended to delay your period for more than two weeks with Norethisterone.


How long does the effect of Norethisterone last for period delay?

It can take three to four days after stopping Norethisterone to experience your menstrual period. Your next period may be heavier, but this is generally uncommon. You can always contact the prescriber for further advice and reassurance.


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