Period Delay

Periods are never convenient for any women and often happen at the worst of times. Delaying your period is possible and may be necessary on special occasions such as when going on holiday, or for events such as weddings. We can provide Utovlan (Norethisterone) which is an effective drug to delay your period which you can purchase below by completing a short questionnaire for our prescriber. If approved, we will have your treatment delivered to your door so you can enjoy that special occasion without worrying about an untimely bleed.

Please click on the link below for available treatment options or scroll down for further information

Period Delay Treatments

Having a period at the wrong time can ruin a special occasion, such as a holiday or a wedding. Its possible to delay your period so you can enjoy your special occasion without fear of an untimely bleed, especially when you are close to your monthly cycle.
Norethisterone (Utovlan) is a hormonal treatment used to delay periods. It is taken three times a day starting three days before the onset of your period and taken continuously throughout your holiday or event. After stopping, the period usually occurs within 3 days.

Norethisterone should not be used for more than 20 days.
As with most drugs, there are some side-effects but most people will not experience many whilst taking these. Some of the side-effects which could occur include

• Nausea and vomiting
• Headaches
• Constipation or diarrhea
• Breakthrough bleeding
• Period changes
• Acne
• Breast tenderness
• Increased risk of blood clots
If used correctly norethisterone is safe to use short term. It is important to follow the guidance and not use it for more than necessary. There is a risk of blood clots if used over a long period of time of if you take too much.

If you are flying you are more at risk of Deep Vein Thrombosis if taking Northisterone. We recommend using flight socks whilst on the flight to reduce this risk.
If you are taking a combined oral contraceptive, you can effectively delay your period by starting your next strip straight away and missing the 7-day pill free period. For more information on how to do this, please visit the NHS page on delaying your period.
Norethisterone (Utovlan) is a prescription-only medication. To purchase this please click on your preferred drug choice and complete a short online questionnaire for our prescriber to review. If approved, your medication will be delivered directly to your door.  

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