Norethisterone 5mg

Norethisterone 5mg

Sometimes your period can come at the worst possible time such as when going on a romantic holiday or during a special engagment. At times like this norethisterone can help delay your period. It is a synthetic version of progesterone, a natural hormone in the body which causes your womb lining to shed resulting in menstruation.

To use it effectively, you must be able to predict when your period is due, and start taking it 3 days before your due date. Your period will start 1-2 days after stopping.

If you are already taking a combined oral contraceptive e.g. microgynon, then you can delay your period by taking packs back to back i.e. omitting the 7 day pill free break or use of inactive pills

*Menstruating Adults: Take one tablet three times daily, starting 3 days before your period is due. Continue taking until delay is no longer required.

Your period should start 1-2 days after stopping

  • Not recommended whilst on combined oral contraception, but suitable with the mini- pill e.g. cerazette
  • Not to be taken for more than 20 days (i.e. 17 days of period delay)
  • Please Note- Norethisterone isn't a method of contraception, and adequate contraception is still necessary
  • Unsuitable for pregnant or breastfeeding women
Adverse Effects: Well tolerated, but minor side effects such as breast tenderness, water retention & spotting may occur

Seek immediate medical attention if you experience sudden sharp pain in chest, shortness of breath, coughing blood, difficulty speaking, dizziness, weakness, numbness, pain, swellingor tenderness of calf/ foot, visual disturbances, unusual headaches (they could be signs of a clot)

Do not store above 25°C
Store in the original package

Active Ingredients: Norethisterone 5.0mg
Also Contains: Lactose, Maize starch, Magnesium stearate

*Note: This is a prescription only medication, hence can only be issued after a Mini Consultation with our in house prescriber to assess suitability. The consultation fee will be deducted from any purchases made. This charge enables us to offer you the requested medication or alternative solution to your medical needs.