Delay periods with Norethisterone tablets

Norethisterone is period delay treatment that allows women to delay the start of their period by up to two weeks.
It is a short-term treatment that mimics the body’s natural hormones in order to safely delay your period.

  • Delay your period for a holiday or special occasion
  • A safe and effective way to delay your period
  • Can also reduce painful, heavy or prolonged periods
  • Available in a 5mg dose
Norethisterone FAQs

What is Norethisterone?

Norethisterone is a prescription treatment that can be taken to safely delay a woman’s period. It contains a synthetic version of the hormone progestogen. Norethisterone is also an ingredient in a number of contraceptive pills, and can also be taken to treat other conditions, including breast cancer.

What are the benefits of Norethisterone tablets?

One of the main benefits of this period delay treatment is that it provides you with the freedom to choose when to have your period, so that it doesn't interrupt holidays or occasions where the last thing you want is to worry about your period.

The hormones in the period delay treatments are very similar to those found in the pill and the mini-pill, which means that it can provide the same benefits for women with heavy or painful periods and endometriosis. Doctors may sometimes recommend period delay treatments like Norethisterone to treat discomfort in women during the advanced stages of breast cancer.

You can buy Norethisterone online from euroClinix after completing an online consultation. The consultation will be reviewed by one of our doctors, to ensure that this prescription medication is suitable for you.

How does Norethisterone 5mg work?

Your period happens at the point in your cycle right after the womb lining is shed. Taking this medication causes your body to hold on to the womb lining for a little bit longer, encouraging it to grow. It does this by mimicking and replacing the natural progestogen in your body. This level usually drops right before your period and is the reason why the womb lining stops growing.

Who can take it?

If you are already using this medicine for any other purpose, it is best to speak to your doctor about a repeat prescription. Although some girls younger than 16 can take Norethisterone for period delay, we only provide this service to women over the age of 18.

Who cannot take it?

Women taking any form of hormonal contraception are not advised to take this medication for period delay. The hormones present in the contraceptive pill, for example, are an effective means of delaying your period and an additional hormonal treatment is not required.

You should avoid taking Norethisterone 5mg if you are allergic to the active ingredient or if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. It is also not recommended if you have or have had cervical, genital, breast or ovarian cancer; liver problems; unexplained vaginal bleeding; jaundice; a rash; herpes during pregnancy; severe arterial disease or thrombosis.

How do you take it?

Norethisterone tablets can be taken in different doses and for different periods of time, depending on the condition you are treating. If you are using, these tablets for period delay, you need to start taking it three days before you're expecting your period to start. You should take three Norethisterone tablets a day until you are ready for your period to start again. It usually takes around three days for your period to start again after you've stopped taking the tablets. It's not recommended that you use this medication to delay your period for more than two weeks at a time.

What are the side effects?

Side effects are a risk associated with most prescription medications and this medication is no exception. The side effects aren’t very common with this medication but if they do occur they are likely to include a drop in libido, bloating, headaches, nausea and breast tenderness. If you experience anything more serious such as an allergic reaction, speak to your doctor straight away.

Can you buy Norethisterone online?

It is simple to buy Norethisterone online at euroClinix. All you need to do is complete a free online consultation, which will be reviewed by a registered doctor to confirm your suitability for the treatment. If approved, a prescription will be issued and sent to our pharmacy for dispensing and dispatch.

Please note that the manufacturer of Norethisterone may differ from that which is shown in the image above, but the ingredients, benefits and possible side effects of the medication will be the same.

Dr Stamatios Poupalos

"Norethisterone is a manufactured form of progesterone, a naturally occurring female sex hormone. Low doses of this treatment can be used by women to delay their period, in the event of a holiday or special occasion."

Genuine medication

Here at euroClinix, your safety is our priority. That is why we only supply genuine treatments dispensed by registered UK pharmacies.

General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)Wockhardt
  • Genuine medication
  • Prescribed by a registered doctor
  • Dispatched from a licensed UK pharmacy
The Norethisterone patient information leaflet (PIL) is provided for informational purposes only. For the latest manufacturer's information please refer to the PIL in the packaging. euroClinix does not accept liability for the information displayed.