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Utovlan Tablets

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Medication features

  • For occassional period delay
  • Used to delay period for upto 17 days
  • Contains the active ingredient norethisterone 5mg

NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you.


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You can buy Utovlan 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. 

As many women have experienced, sometimes your period can come at the worst time. 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 it coincides with a special occasion.

Utvolan contains the synthetic hormone, norethisterone. It can have multiple uses, however is often used as a tablet to delay periods. Utovlan contains the active ingredient Norethisterone 5mg, and can be taken to delay periods for upto 17 days.


What are the Side Effects of Utovlan?

Although infrequent, the most common side effects are • nausea • breast tenderness • fatigue • headaches Utovlan can interact with some medicines, or worsen some chronic diseases, so it is important you tell us any information regarding your health, so our doctor can let you know if it’s safe to take.

How does Utovlan work?

Utovlan 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. Utovlan is basically a synthetic version of progesterone. Utovlan 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. Utovlan should also not be taken if you are already taking the combined contraceptive pill. You can however take it while taking the mini pill. Utovlan is not suitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women.

How To Take Utovlan?

o delay your period, Utovlan 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 Utovlan, your period should start 2-3 days after.


Treatment Comparison

UtovlanNorethisteroneCombine Oral Contraceptive
Active IngredientNorethisterone 5mgNorethisterone 5mgVarious
Period Delay DoseStart three days before your period is due to start, and take it three times a day for upto 17daysStart three days before your period is due to start, and take it three times a day for upto 17daysIf 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

Side Effects of Utovlan

Utovlan 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 Utovlan, and report these to your GP immediately.

  • itchy skin rash
  • facial swelling / tongue swelling
  • swelling of hands and feet
  • wheezing
  • feeling faint
  • difficulty breathing

Utovlan and blood clotting.

Utovlan 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.

Info 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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Utovlan Tablets

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60 Tablets (Up to 17 days of period delay) £21.99
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30 Tablets (Up to 7 days of period delay) £14.50
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