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, partner Doctors are on hand to provide medication suited for Period Delay with one-to-one expert advice.Find treatments Read more Learn how we work
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 doctors are on hand to provide medication suited for Period Delay with one-to-one expert advice.
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 in hold luggage.
More information about taking medicine abroad can be found here.
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.
If you are not taking any oral contraceptives, the doctor can prescribe a synthetic Progestogen called Norethisterone (generic utovlan). Progestogens are synthetic compounds which are similar to the naturally occurring hormone Progesterone.
Norethisterone is a clinically effective medication specially created for period delay. It is highly effective in providing a delay in your period. Our doctors can prescribe Norethisterone to stop your period for up to 10 days. This will offer you the flexibility of postponing your period in a safe and effective manner.
Doctors cannot prescribe other Period Delay medication if you are currently taking Oral Contraceptives. You can achieve Period Delay by following the advice below. Alternatively our Doctors can advise you on the best and safest method of achieving Period Delay.
You can take your regular contraceptive pill back-to-back, omitting the usual 7-day pill free interval. Please see below for further information.
The NHS Choices website has further information about delaying your period. Alternatively you can speak to a pharmacist or doctor for further advice.
Norethisterone delays your period effectively without providing protection against pregnancy. It is advised to use additional contraceptive measures such as 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 Doctor regarding this to maintain protection.
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, abnormal or painful periods, the doctor can recommend medication to provide relief using Norethisterone or oral contraceptives.
Our Doctors provide medication to achieve a ten-day delay using Norethisterone
It is generally not dangerous to delay your menstruation for short durations of time with Norethisterone. It is not recommended delaying your period for more than 2 weeks with Norethisterone. If you are taking oral contraceptives to delay your period, it is recommended to only take back-to-back pills once unless otherwise stated by your doctor.
It can take three to fours days after stopping Norethisterone to experience your menstrual period. Your next period bleed may be heavier but this is generally uncommon. You can always contact the doctor for further advice and reassurance.
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