period delay

Why does it seem that your time of the month comes around quicker than other monthly joys like pay day?! Periods can be a pain, both literally and figuratively and you can rest assured it’s going to turn up when you least want it!

Looking forward to a summer holiday? Planning on going to a festival and camping under the stars for a few days? Yup. There’s a chance your period will be there with you too!

Of course, it is not the end of the world if the two occasions coincide, but ladies, we can all admit it would be rather nice not to have to deal with it from time to time!

Luckily, there is now something we can do about it and it’s called Norethisterone.

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How does Norethisterone work?

Norethisterone is a pill that you can take to delay your period which contains a synthetic form of progesterone. In your normal menstrual cycle, periods happen when your levels of oestrogen and progesterone drop. When you take Norethisterone, it extends the cycle, delaying your period.

Pretty straight forward, hey?! For Norethisterone to work effectively, you need to take the pill 3 times a day, starting 3 days before your period is due. This will delay your period until 3 days after you take your last pill.

Aim to take the pill the same time each day. We recommend setting an alarm on your phone to remind you. After all, if you’re chilling by the pool in Spain, we wouldn’t blame you for forgetting! If you do forget, you cannot double up on your next one.

You can consider Norethisterone if:

  • You want to delay your period for no more than 20 days
  • You are looking for a method to use only occasionally
  • You can predict when your period is due
  • You are NOT on the contraceptive pill
  • You are NOT pregnant
  • You are NOT experiencing abnormal bleeding
  • You do NOT have a hormone dependent cancer.
  • You have NOT suffered from jaundice or pemphigoid gestationalis during pregnancy
  • You are NOT diagnosed with porphyria
  • You are NOT allergic to anything in Utovlan/Northethisterone tablets
  • You have NO liver problems, have never suffered from angina and don’t have a history of blood clots. Find out more information here.

Are there any side effects?

As with any medication, side effects are an unfortunate possibility. We recommend you read the leaflet that arrives with your pills to fully understand what might occur or head to our website for more information.

How can I order Norethisterone?

If you feel that Norethisterone is right for you, then this is what you need to do;

Norethisterone is available through Superdrug’s Online Doctor and comes in packs of 30, 60 and 90 pills which will last for 10, 20 and 30 days.

To place an order, you will need to fill in a brief questionnaire. These questions are super important to ensure our doctors can safely determine whether or not you can take norethisterone.

Our doctors will review your order and will prescribe you a suitable treatment and that’s it! Your period delay pills will be popped in the post for you and either delivered to your home/ work address or you can pick up your order from your local Superdrug.

For more information or to place your order, visit the Superdrug Online Doctor.