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Period Delay

Period DelaySafe, Effective Treatment

Medicines2u offer a 7 or 17 day treatment which can be useful if travelling abroad or a special occasion.  Simply click on the medication below and select the time period you require and fill out the form to have your medication delivered to you.  

Period DelaySafe, Effective Treatment

Medicines2u offer a 7 or 17 day treatment which can be useful if travelling abroad or a special occasion.  Simply click on the medication below and select the time period you require and fill out the form to have your medication delivered to you.  

What is period delay and how does it work?

There are times when some women wish to delay a period due to it approaching at an inconvenient time. This can be for an exam, a beach holiday or even a romantic break away.  Period Delay medication pushes back the due date of the period so you can enjoy any activity you have planned that could have been hindered due to your menstrual cycle. 

There is a hormone tablet that is available for period delay called Norethisterone; this is an artificial version of the female hormone progesterone. These hormones are found in the body and maintain the lining of the womb. When a period is due the natural progesterone hormone reduces in the body, when this drops down below a certain level a menstrual period occurs by the lining of the uterus being shed. 

By taking period delay tablets, the lining of the uterus is maintained as they synthetically keep the progesterone levels up, avoiding the womb lining to shed hence delaying a period.  Norethisterone can also help with those that suffer from severe period pains and bleeding.

 

How long can period delay tablets be used for and how must it be used?

It is recommended to take period delay tablets (Norethisterone) for a maximum of 17 days, the tablets should be taken 3 times a day for every day you wish to delay your period and should be started 3 days before your period is due. After you have stopped taking these tablets, your period should resume after 2 or 3 days.

 

Can the medication be used as a contraceptive?

Unfortunately Norethisterone cannot prevent pregnancies, it is not oral contraception.  If you wish to delay your period and wish to practise unprotected sex it is advisable to take a combined contraception pill, only when taking the medication there is no need for a break between packs. 

 

Are there any side effects?

As with any medication each person will react in in different ways.  Some patients will experience little or no side effects at all, where as some patients have been reported to feel light headed, dizzy with headaches. 

 

How do I order Norethisterone?

Ordering with Medcines2u could not be any easier.  Simply add the medication to the basket, continue to the checkout screen.  Here you will be asked to fill in any personal details that are required.  This same screen contains the Doctors questions which must be filled in.  These questions will determine if our Doctor can administer the medication required.  If the Doctor is satisfied with your answers the medication will be dispatched the same day.