Norethisterone is a tablet treatment which provides period delay. It is also sometimes used to ease symptoms of premenstrual syndrome.
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Each tablet contains 5mg of norethisterone. They are taken three times per day for the period specified by your prescriber.
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Norethisterone is a tablet used in period delay. Its hormonal qualities also make it adept at lessening heavy bleeding, and symptoms related to premenstrual syndrome such as abdominal pain. The pill you can order here is a generic version of the Norethisterone product known as Primolut N, which is made by Bayer.
- Period delay pill works for up to 17 days
- Alleviates heavy menstrual pain
- Simple-to-take 7-14 day course
Period delay treatment suspends the process of menstruation. A woman may choose to delay her period for a number of reasons. The pain associated with a period can be uncomfortable and distracting, and this can make it harder for someone to study for an exam, or concentrate during a job interview.
Bleeding can also make some women feel self-conscious, and this might get in the way during a holiday to the beach, or other special event.
How long someone uses Norethisterone tablets for depends on how long they want to delay their period for. The pill can be applied for up to two weeks, providing a period delay of up to 17 days. It works by overriding the normal menstrual cycle, and preventing the shedding of the uterine wall lining.
Each month, the body goes through various processes in order to prepare it for pregnancy. These are monitored by progesterone and oestrogen, which are naturally-occurring hormones. When levels of progesterone fall, the lining of the wall in the uterus breaks up, and is discharged via menstrual bleeding.
The active constituent of Norethisterone pills works by imitating the function of progesterone. Its presence indicates to the body that the uterine wall should not shed its lining, and a period thereby does not need to take place.
It's easy to buy Norethisterone tablets online using our secure facility. We offer our customers a confidential service staffed by qualified doctors, who will review your case and approve your pill if it is safe. Your order will then be passed on to our registered pharmacy, who will prepare your tablets and ship them to you. Every item we sell is dispatched by 24 hour courier, so that you can begin using your period delay pill the next working day.Buy now
How to use Norethisterone
Make sure you adhere to the directions your prescriber gives you. You should also read the information in the accompanying leaflet fully prior to use.
- Take as prescribed by your doctor.
- For period delay, this might be a course of 3 tablets per day, started 3 days prior to your period.
- Continue to take the medication for as long as prescribed. This will be typically be for a total of between 7 and 14 days.
- Do not exceed the prescribed dose.
- If you forget to take your tablet, refer to the leaflet provided or ask your doctor.
Always refer to the guidelines supplied in the patient information sheet when using this medicine.
Norethisterone side effects
This medicine may cause side effects in some users. It is important to be aware of these so that you can seek medical attention in the event that they occur.
If you notice any signs of an allergic reaction, jaundice, rising blood pressure or a migraine, let your doctor know right away.
Breakthrough bleeding and spotting; breast pain or tenderness; feeling or being sick; blood clots; decreased liver function; depression; headache; dizziness; drowsiness; insomnia; loss of concentration; intolerance to contact lenses; high cholesterol; altered insulin and glucose control; worsening of diabetes mellitus; acne; hair growth; hair loss; rash; hypersensitivity; fluid retention; bloating; weight fluctuation; or fever.
The list of side effects provided here is not a complete account of those associated with this medicine. More comprehensive information can be located in the patient information leaflet.
Taking it with other medicines
Inform your doctor if you are currently using any other medications, including: other hormonal products; treatments for epilepsy; medicines for viral or bacterial infections; St John’s Wort; aminoglutethimide; ciclosporin; or anti-inflammatory medicines.
Conditions to look out for
Your prescriber should be made aware of any conditions which may affect your suitability for this medicine. These include: lack of a period; diabetes; epilepsy; migraine; asthma; or kidney or heart problems.
Q&A: our Norethisterone discussion forum
Can I still drink alcohol?
Yes. Alcohol is not known to inhibit the action of this tablet.
Will I still be able to drive?
Yes. Your driving ability should not be compromised by taking this pill. However, if this pill causes you to experience any side effects which may make driving unsafe, you should not drive and let your doctor know right away.
Can I use this medicine while pregnant?
No. It is not suitable for anyone who is pregnant or thinks they could be. The treatment may also not be safe for women who are breastfeeding.
How do I store it?
Keep in a safe environment below 25°C and away from sources of light and moisture.
Am I allergic to anything in the medicine?
The pills contain norethisterone, lactose, maize starch and magnesium stearate.
Do not take them if you are allergic to any of these ingredients.
Is it available over-the-counter?
You can only buy Norethisterone pills in the UK with a prescription. Our doctors are ready and waiting to review your case, and will only issue a prescription if your medication is safe for you to use.
Is it right for me?
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