- For occassional period delay
- Used to delay period for upto 17 days
- Generic version of Utovlan
NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.
Norethisterone Period Delay Tablets
You can order Norethisterone online from our UK online doctor service. After completing your assessment and order, our doctors can review the order to make sure the medication is suitable for you. If approved, the order will be dispatched by our UK registered online pharmacy.
Sometimes your period can come at the worst time, and coincide with a special occasion If you are taking the combined oral contraceptive, most allow the delay of your period by continuing straight onto your next pack. If you are not taking an oral contraceptive, then Utovlan / Norethisterone 5mg, can be an ideal way to delay your period when you need to.
Norethisterone, is a synthetic hormone. It can have multiple uses, however is often used as a tablet to delay periods. Norethistrone comes as a 5mg tablet, and can be taken to delay periods for upto 17 days.
Norethisterone is NOT a method of contraception. Is is therefor important that you should continue to use contraceptive methods if you do not want to become pregnant. Norethisterone should also not be taken if you are already taking the combined contraceptive pill. You can however take it while taking the mini pill. Norethisterone is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.
How Do I Take Norethisterone?
To delay your period, Norethisterone should be taken three days before your period is due. It should be taken three times daily for each day you want to delay your period. This should be done for a maximum period of 17 days. After stopping norethisterone, your period should start 2-3 days after.
How Does Norethisterone Work?
Norethisterone works by keeping levels of the female hormone, progesterone, in the body up. This, in turn, stops your womb lining from shedding, and so delaying your period. Norethisterone is basically a synthetic version of progesterone.
|Utovlan||Norethisterone||Combine Oral Contraceptive|
|Active Ingredient||Norethisterone 5mg||Norethisterone 5mg||Various|
|Period Delay Dose||Start three days before your period is due to start, and take it three times a day for upto 17days||Start three days before your period is due to start, and take it three times a day for upto 17days||If already on the pill, do not take your pill free break|
|Mechanism||Prevents your womb lining from shedding||Prevents your womb lining from shedding||Prevents your womb lining from shedding|
Side Effects of Norethisterone
Norethisterone is generally a well tolerated medicatoin, and most women will not experience side effects.
With any medication you take however, there is always a risk of side effects occuring. Some are more common than others, and often side effects may subside with the regular usage of the medicine. If the side effects do not subside, you should report them to us, or your GP.
Possible Side Effects
- bleeding or spotting between periods
- unusual vaginal bleeding
- changes in vaginal discharge cervical erosions (may show in a smear test)
- breast pain or tenderness discharge from the breast headaches
- dizziness and confusion problems concentrating
- visual disturbances fatigue
- difficulty sleeping stomach problems such as being sick, feeling sick, constipation or diarrhoea
- dry mouth
- liver problems jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)
- water retention bloating swelling of hands and ankles changes in appetite
- changes in sex drive
The side effects listed below are more serious, and you should stop taking Norethisterone, and report these to your GP immediately.
- itchy skin rash
- facial swelling / tongue swelling
- swelling of hands and feet
- feeling faint
- difficulty breathing
Norethisterone and blood clotting.
Norethisterone can increase your risk of developing a blood clot or thrombosis. You must STOP taking this medicartion and visit your local doctor or A+E immediately if you experience:
- sudden sharp pain in your chest
- coughing blood
- shortness of breath
- rapid heart beat
- difficulty speaking
- fainting or collapse
- weakness or feeling numb
- pain, swelling or tenderness of calf or foot
- purple discolouration of skin
- unusually long or severe headache
- visual disturbance
These symptoms can be signs of a blood clot and must not be ignored.
For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet.
Before taking any medication, it is important to read the Patient Information Leaflet. You can find information leaflets for your medicines by typing them into the search bar at medicines.org, or by contacting us.
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