Online Prescriber - Period Delay


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Medication Brand Pack Size
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Norethisterone 5mg Generic £16.95 £26.95

How does Period Delay work?

Women currently taking a contraceptive pill should not use norethisterone to delay their period.


Period delay works by taking a drug called Norethisterone, it is a man-made form of progesterone, a naturally occurring female sex hormone and is used for a number of reasons. It cannot be used as hormone replacement therapy (HRT). 

Norethisterone 5mg tablets can be taken three times daily to delay periods. Start tablets at least 3 days before the start of a period and continue for as long as needed. A period bleed will normally start 2 to 3 days, and possibly longer, after stopping norethisterone.

As a woman's hormone balance changes during her menstrual cycle, taking norethisterone tablets during menstruation will delay a period.

Norethisterone should not be used by women taking the contraceptive pill. Consult your GP or contraception specialist about delaying periods whilst taking contraceptives.

Norethisterone is NOT a contraceptive and will not prevent pregnancy.


Taking other medications?

Consult your doctor before taking norethisterone if you regularly take medication for any of the following:

  • Medicines to treat epilepsy (e.g. phenytoin, carbamazepine)
  • Antibiotic medicines to treat an infection (e.g. tetracyclines, rifampicin, co-trimoxazole)
  • Antiviral medicines to treat HIV (e.g. ritonavir, nelfinavir)
  • Anticancer medicines Herbal preparations containing St John's Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
  • Aminoglutethimide, sometimes used in Cushing's syndrome Ciclosporin (for suppressing the immune system)
  • Non-steroidal inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for treating pain and inflammation
  • Medicines for high blood pressure


Why Choose Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service?

There’s no need for a face-to-face doctor appointment and you are not required to bear a prescription before you purchase as Pharmacy First’s Online Prescriber Service provides you with prescription-only medication after a short online consultation which is reviewed by our qualified online medical prescribers

    • Discreet, Speedy Service
    • Best Prices Online
    • Same-day dispatch for orders placed before 1pm (Monday – Friday)
    • Our Reviews Speak Volumes


How Do I Move Forward?

STEP 1Start an online consultation and our Prescriber will review and assist.
STEP 2Choose from the selected medication that is best suited to your consultation and pay at the checkout.
STEP 3Upon final approval, your order will be dispensed from our Pharmacy and ready for dispatch.
Order CompleteYour medication will be delivered to your door, safely and discreetly using Royal Mail

Active ingredient: Norethisterone

Manufacturer: Generic - Brands May Vary

Dosage: 5mg

Norethisterone is only designed to be taken occasionally and should not be requested more than once every 4 months. If you need to delay a period for more than 17 days, you should consult your GP.                                                                  

Your medication is sealed in a plain shipping box for protection then placed inside a tamper-proof Royal Mail special delivery envelope before being dispatched from our in-house Pharmacy.

  • Discreet Plain Packaging
  • Royal Mail Special Delivery
  • No Mention of Medication

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