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How to delay your period with Norethisterone tablets and how to buy online in the UK

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What is Norethisterone?

Norethisterone is a prescription treatment that can be taken to safely delay your period for two weeks. It contains a synthetic version of the hormone progestogen, similar to hormonal contraceptives and works in a similar way to manipulate the body's natural cycle.

One of the main benefits of this period delay treatment is that it provides you with the freedom to choose when to have your period, so that it doesn't interrupt holidays or occasions where the last thing you want is to worry about your period. This can include scenarios where toilet facilities are limited or poor, as well as special occasions and sporting events. By delaying your period, you will avoid typical symptoms such as cramping, heavy bleeding and mood swings to continue your life with ease.

The hormones in the period delay treatments are very similar to those found in the pill and the mini pill, which means that it can provide the same benefits for women with heavy or painful periods and endometriosis. Doctors may sometimes recommend period delay treatments like Norethisterone to treat discomfort in women during the advanced stages of breast cancer.

You can buy Norethisterone online from euroClinix after completing an online consultation.

How does Norethisterone work?

Norethisterone contains the active ingredient of the same name, which is a synthetic version of the natural female sex hormone progesterone.

Your period happens at the point in your cycle right after the womb lining is shed. Taking this medication causes your body to hold on to the womb lining for a little bit longer, encouraging it to grow. It does this by mimicking and replacing the natural progestogen in your body. This level usually drops right before your period and is the reason why the womb lining stops growing.

When you stop taking Norethisterone, the lining will break down again and you will experience your period as usual. This may mean that the usual day that you start has now changed.

How to take Norethisterone?

Norethisterone tablets are available to buy in a dosage of 5mg at euroClinix. They can be taken at different periods of time, depending on the condition you are treating.

If you are using these tablets for period delay, you need to start taking it three days before you're expecting your period to start:

  • Take three Norethisterone tablets a day until you are ready for your period to start again.
  • It usually takes around three days for your period to start again after you've stopped taking the tablets.

It is not recommended that you use this medication to delay your period for more than two-three weeks at a time.

Norethisterone dosages

At euroClinix, you can buy Norethisterone 5mg in a quantity of 30 tablets to last you 10 days. This is the recommended dose of the period delay pills, which should be purchased around three days prior to starting your period.

Precautions of Norethisterone

If you are already using this medicine for any other purpose, it is best to speak to your doctor about a repeat prescription. Although some girls younger than 16 can buy Norethisterone for period delay, we only provide this service online to women over the age of 18.

You should avoid taking Norethisterone 5mg if you are allergic to the active ingredient or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended if you have or have had cervical, genital, breast or ovarian cancer; liver problems; unexplained vaginal bleeding; jaundice; a rash; herpes during pregnancy; severe arterial disease or thrombosis.

Norethisterone and hormonal contraception

Women taking any form of hormonal contraception are not advised to take this medication for period delay. Despite similar ingredients, Norethisterone is not an effective contraceptive option. If you are already taking a hormonal contraceptive, the hormones present in the contraceptive pill, for example, could be an effective means of delaying your period and an additional hormonal treatment may not required. For more information on using your combined pill as period delay, please refer back to our Period Delay page and contact your doctor.

Norethisterone side effects

There is a possibility of side effects with most prescription medications, however with Norethisterone, this is rare. If you do experience side effects, these tend to be temporary and mild in temperament. Side effects of this period delay medication include a drop in libido, bloating, headaches, nausea and breast tenderness. If you experience anything more serious such as an allergic reaction, speak to your doctor straight away.

For the full list of side effects, as well as all other information for Norethisterone, you can review the patient leaflet before buying, attached at the bottom of this page.

Where can I buy Norethisterone online?

It is simple to buy Norethisterone online at euroClinix. All you need to do is complete a free online consultation necessary for all medication prescriptions in the UK. A qualified doctor will confirm your suitability for the treatment. Once a prescription is issued, your order will be sent to the pharmacy. For orders made before 4.30pm, you will receive your Norethisterone package the next day. This will be free of charge.

Please note that the manufacturer of Norethisterone may differ from that which is shown in the image above, but the ingredients, benefits and possible side effects of the medication will be the same.

Treatment Information
Treatment Information
Product Name: Norethisterone
Active Ingredient(s): Norethisterone
Manufacturer: WockHardt
Description: Norethisterone is a hormonal treatment that allows women to delay the start of their period for up to 10 days
Exemption: Subject to medical prescription
Administration: Oral
Presentation: Tablets
Available Dosage: 5mg
Application: Women over 18 looking to delay their period
Posology: Take 1 tablet 3 times per day (starting 3 days before your expected start date)
Drug class: Progesterons
Alcohol consumption: No influence
When breastfeeding: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
When pregnant: Not recommended, ask your doctor for alternatives
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