Norethisterone is a synthetic hormone receptor modulating drug belonging to the Progestogens group.
It can be given safely to women between the ages of 18 and 54. If you are outside of this limit we suggest contacting your Doctor as there may be alternatives better suited for you.
Norethisterone is a synthetic progestin - a man-made hormone similar to progesterone - which is used as a treatment for heavy or painful periods, premenstrual syndrome (PMS), endometriosis and to delay your period for special occasions and holidays.
During the menstrual cycle, the level of progesterone changes, affecting the lining of the uterus. When progesterone levels are high, the lining of the uterus is thick to allow an egg to plant itself ready for fertilisation. If the egg is not fertilised, the level of progesterone falls again and the lining of the uterus - along with the egg cell - are shed as a menstrual period.
Norethisterone keeps the levels of progesterone high, tricking the body into thinking it’s pregnant. As a result, the uterus lining is not shed and so a regular period bleed does not occur.
It can be safely prescribed to women between the ages of 18 and 54. If you are outside of this limit, or are taking a combined contraceptive pill, we suggest contacting your doctor as there may be alternatives better suited for you.
Please be aware that Norethisterone is not a form of contraception and will not protect you against unwanted pregnancy. You should use another form of contraception such as condoms while taking the medication.
Start this medication 3 days before your period is due to start for maximum effectiveness.
The usual dosage is One Three times a day with or without food. Our Doctors will prescribe a maximum of 30 tablets which can give you a 10-day period (bleed) free interval.
Your normal period should resume 2-3 days after taking the last tablet. If your period does not start after this time, please contact our Doctors or your regular GP for further advice and assistance.
Norethisterone is not a form of contraception and will not stop you from getting Pregnant. To avoid unwanted pregnancy we advise safe sex with the use of condoms.
Do not take if you are pregnant.
Norethisterone, as with any medication, can be harmful for women with predisposing medical conditions. Before purchasing, we advice that you read through the Patient Information Leaflet so that you understand the medication you are taking.
Norethisterone should not be taken if you are:
If you suffer from High Blood Pressure which is untreated we recommend contacting your GP to ensure your Blood pressure is within the recommended range.
Norethisterone use is relatively safe and the occurrence of side effects is rare.
If you experience the following effects please stop taking the medication and seek medical assistance.
Please read the Patient Information Leaflet that is supplied to familiarise yourself with this medication.
Our Doctors and Pharmacists are more than happy to provide you with advice and information should you require it.
Our Doctors can provide a prescription once you submit a medical form. Please input all relevant information you think will aid in the review of your order. Our registered prescribers will make sure your choice of medication is the right one for you.
Our UK Registered pharmacy will then dispense your medication. If you order before 3pm we guarantee next-day courier delivery in a discreet package to ensure your total privacy.
Is it safe to delay my period?
Yes, it safe to delay your period for up to 20 days.
Can I take oral contraceptives alongside Norethisterone?
You should not take Norethisterone if you are already taking a combined contraceptive pill. However, you may be able to take it if you are taking a single hormone pill, also known as a “mini pill”. Speak to your doctor before taking Norethisterone to ensure it is right for you.
Can I have sex while taking norethisterone?
Yes, but will not be protected against unwanted pregnancy. It is important to use a form of contraception such as condoms if you plan on having intercourse while taking Norethisterone.
Are there other ways I can delay my period?
If you are taking a combined contraceptive pill, you can delay your period by taking two strips back-to-back. Consult with your GP whether this would be a suitable option for you. You can find more information about period delay from the NHS.
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