Period Delay
There are many personal reasons a woman may want to delay their period. Commonly, women are prescribed pills to stop their period before they go away on holiday so that they don’t have to worry about coming on whilst away. In other cases, women may be prescribed period delay tablets to treat painful periods or stop abnormal bleeding patterns.

Period Delay

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  1. Utovlan period delays tablets 5mg Medicine Direct Online Pharmacy
    Utovlan Tablets (5mg)
    From As low as £19.99
    • Also available as generic Norethisterone
    • Can delay a period for up to 7 or 17 days
    • Start taking 3 days before your period is due
  2. Provera
    Provera
    From As low as £34.00
    • Highly effective at treating a number of conditions such as delaying periods
    • Helps to keep the progesterone levels high in a woman's body, delaying the period from coming
    • Most effective when used for short delays (up to 10 days)
  3. Norethisterone period delay tablets, medicine direct online pharmacy
    Norethisterone Tablets - 5mg
    From As low as £12.99
    • Commonly prescribed to women to delay a period
    • Can be used to delay your period for up to 17 days
    • To be taken 3 days before your period is due to start

    Please note brand received may vary

Period Delay Overview

Order period delay tablets with our UK online pharmacy today. We can offer pills to stop your period, following a simple online assessment with one of our doctors.

There are many personal reasons a woman may want to delay their period. Commonly, women are prescribed pills to stop their period before they go away on holiday so that they don’t have to worry about coming on whilst away.

In other cases, women may be prescribed period delay tablets to treat painful periods or stop abnormal bleeding patterns. If you are currently using another form of contraception pill, such as the mini pill, you may be able to be prescribed the combined pill instead. Speak with your doctor for more advice.

Ordering period delay pills online

At Medicine Direct we offer the most popular period stopping pill available, Norethisterone. It can delay your period for up to 17 days.

Norethisterone

3 x 5mg Norethisterone tablets are to be taken daily to delay your period. The dosage may differ depending on individual cases, so follow all advice given to you by our qualified doctors.

Norethisterone is a safe and clinically-proven medication to delay your period. It is taken three times a day to delay your period for up to 17 days. This makes it easier to delay your period at times that are convenient for you.

A single pack of Norethisterone 5mg tablets contains 30 tablets, which can delay your period for up to 7 days. Two packs of 60 tablets can delay your period for up to 17 days.

Norethisterone tablets are a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone, which helps to keep your progesterone levels high during your menstrual cycle, preventing bleeding. When a woman's period is due, her levels of oestrogen and progesterone vary; progesterone levels trigger menstruation by dropping.

After taking Norethisterone, you should have your period within three days. In rare cases, you may experience light spotting or bleeding while taking Norethisterone tablets, although most women will not.

If you are already taking the contraceptive pill, you should not take Norethisterone tablets.

It is not suitable for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding.

Side effects of period pills

It is rare to experience side effects whilst taking pills to stop your period. At most, women may notice light spotting towards the end of the course. However, it is important to be aware of any potential side effects so that you can speak with your doctor regarding a change in prescription.

Reported side effects include:

  • Dizziness or tiredness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Tender breasts
  • A change to your libido
  • Diarrhoea or constipation

Period delay pills may not be safe for you to take if you have allergies, or if you are taking another medication. You must share your medical history on the online assessment. Our doctors need to understand this medical history to make sure it is safe for you to use the medicine.

Using the combined pill to delay periods

Period delaying pills such as Norethisterone are not the only way you can delay your period. It may also be possible to delay your period by taking two back-to-back packets of the combined pill.

Although this method isn’t always effective, it may be possible to delay your period for up to 21 days. You can order the combined pill online with Medicine Direct.

Doctor Notes

Medicine Direct have an experienced clinical team of doctors, pharmacists and dispensers, all of whom are based in the UK. All are fully trained and qualified to provide appropriate and considered care across all areas of treatment we have available at our online pharmacy.

This means that no matter which member of our team is assigned to your case, you can rest assured that you are in the hands of a highly skilled medical professional, who possesses the compassion and clinical expertise to properly advise you on the best course of treatment.

We are fully regulated

All of our doctors and pharmacists are fully registered with both the General Medical Council (GMC), MHRA and the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC). Each member of our team has also worked in various clinic settings in the past, such as community pharmacies and NHS hospitals.

Sonia Khan Pharmacist at Medicine Direct

Sonia Khan
MPharm: 2076091


Pharmacist

This content has been written by James Nuttall and has been medically reviewed by our Pharmacist Sonia Khan. Sonia is our local on-site pharmacist responsible for dispensing a wide range of treatments to our patients on a daily basis.

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