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Period delay treatments give you the option to delay the start of your period until it is more convenient. This can be done with certain types of birth control pills as well as with treatments that are specifically designed to delay your period, such as Norethisterone. These treatments delay your period by controlling when the womb lining is shed, giving you control over when your period starts.

euroClinix provides a safe, confidential and convenient way to buy period delay treatment.

Medically reviewed by Dr. Caroline Fontana Written by our editorial team Last reviewed 13-01-2024

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What is period delay?

Period delay involves taking a treatment to delay the start of your period. Treatments usually contain a high dose of artificial progesterone, a hormone that occurs naturally in the female body, playing a key role during the menstrual cycle.

Taking medication to delay your period can give you more control over where and when your period will start. For example, if you have planned a weekend away, and your period is due to start just before you leave, you can choose to take a few tablets a day to delay your period until you return from your trip.

It is also possible to delay your period with certain methods of contraception. While you cannot do this with the mini pill, you can use a combined contraceptive, such as the combined pill, to delay your period.

What risks are associated with period delay?

Both combined contraceptive pills and Norethisterone use progesterone. This means the risk involved with taking period delay medications is usually very low, because they are only used for a short period of time. If side effects do occur, they are normally mild in nature, and temporary.

While period delay is suitable for many women, it is not appropriate for everybody. It is important that you detail all current and past health conditions, as well as any medications you are currently taking, during your consultation so that our doctors can ensure that period delay treatment is appropriate for you.

It is also important to remember that Norethisterone is not a contraceptive and will not prevent pregnancy. It should therefore not be used for a prolonged period of time.

How can I delay my period?

You can delay your period in a couple of ways, depending on the type of contraception you are using (if any).


Norethisterone can be taken a couple of days prior to your periods starting until you wish to stop. It can be taken for up to two weeks and is particularly useful if you're not currently taking a contraceptive that can be used to delay your period.

Although Norethisterone works in a similar way to oral contraceptives, like the combined pill and mini pill, it is important to remember that this medication is not a contraceptive and you will have to use additional barrier contraception such as condoms to prevent pregnancy.

Combined contraceptives

In some cases, if you are using a combined hormonal birth control pill, a doctor may instruct you on how to use it to delay your period as well.

You can delay your period with combined contraceptive pills by starting your new 21-pill pack straight after the next. The combination of oestrogen and progesterone will prevent the womb from shedding.

There is an exception in the case of phasic combined pills such as triphasic and biphasic, as these versions do contain different levels of hormones. It is still possible to delay your periods with these types of combined pills by taking the tablets in a specific order. If you wish to do this, you are advised to speak to your doctor before your trip or event.

The maximum number of pill packets you can take one after another is three.

You can purchase combined contraceptive pills online from euroClinix. We offer the following pills:

How long can I delay my period for?

You can delay your period for up to a few months safely and effectively with these treatment options. If you are using the combined contraceptive pill, you may experience adverse side effects such as bloating if you continue to delay your period for more than three months. If you are using Norethisterone tablets, you can delay for 14 days.

If you wanted to delay your period for a prolonged period, a combined contraceptive would be a better option, but you can use Norethisterone if you need it for a shorter period of time.

Can I buy medication for period delay online?

euroClinix provides Norethisterone, a proven and effective treatment to delay your period. This medication is only suitable for women who are not currently taking any other form of contraceptive medications such as the combined pill. If you are looking to delay your period using the combined pill, you can also order your chosen method from euroClinix using the same online doctor service.

To buy Norethisterone online, simply complete an online medical questionnaire. This will enable our doctors to ensure that the medication you are ordering is suitable for you. If approved, our doctor will send the prescription to the pharmacists.

Further reading

How To Delay Your Period

How To Delay Your Period

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Understanding the menstrual cycle

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