Norethisterone 5mg Tablets

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Norethisterone 5mg tablets can be used to delay your period, these tablets contains a hormone which is similar to the hormone progesterone that is naturally produced by the body.

Are you travelling or due to be on holiday during your period? Thanks to Norethisterone tablets, synthetic progesterone, you can now delay or stop your period, allowing for your trip or holiday to continue uninterrupted!

Norethisterone tablets work by acting on receptors in the body to mimic or exaggerate the effects of the natural hormone, progesterone. These Norethisterone tablets can be taken to stop the shedding of the womb lining, which helps to stop/delay your period.

You can also use Norethisterone tablets to treat or manage:

  • Heavy periods
  • Painful periods
  • Irregular or more frequent periods
  • Premenstural tension
  • Endometriosis

Dosage information:

You should always take this medicine as directed by your doctor or pharmacist. Period delay tablets should be taken with water. The normal dosage for these tablets is:

Delay your period - 1 tablet three times a day starting three days before your period. Your period should occur 2-3 days after you have stopped taking the medicine.

This medicine is intended for short term occasional use to delay a period during times of inconvenience, therefore the maximum number of tablets we will prescribe is 60 tablets which would be sufficient to delay your period for up to 17 days.

Contains: Norethisterone 5mg


These tablets are not to be used by children or the elderly. If you forget to take your tablets DO NOT double dose to make up for the forgotten dose, if you forget to take a dose, simply take it as soon as your remember and take the next dose at the correct time.

Possible side effects may include:

  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Feeling faint
  • Swelling of the face or tongue
  • Swelling of the hands and feet
  • Intense itchy skin rash

If you notice any of the above symptoms, discontinue use and speak to your doctor or pharmacist.

Rarely patients who use Norethisterone to delay a period may experience a blood clot called a thromboembolism. These occur with all hormonal treatments that contain an oestrogen including the combined contraceptive pill. Symptoms of a blood clot include difficulty breathing, and a tender, hot to touch calf. if you experience any of these symptoms discontinue the medicine immediately and seek medical help.


How to purchase

Norethisterone period delay tablets are a prescription-only medicine meaning the supply of this product is strictly controlled by a medical or non-medical prescriber like a doctor or prescribing pharmacist. Like an online doctor service, our handy online consultation will allow you to securely submit your details to our prescriber who will (if suitable) authorise the supply of the medicine.

Keep this medicine out of the sight and reach of children. Do not use this medicine after the expiry date. Store below 25°C in the original package to protect from light and moisture. Do not throw any medicine away via water or household waste. Always ask your pharmacist how to throw away any medicine you no longer use. These measures will help protect the environment.

Always read the patient information leaflet before use.

Brands will vary.

Information Reviewed by Andrew Walton MPharm our Superintendent Pharmacist on: 4/11/20

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We understand that you may want, at times, to return an item you’ve purchased from us. To make this process quick and convenient for you, please read the policy below.


We regret that we cannot, by law, accept returns of any medication. If you return a medicine to us all we can do is dispose of it correctly for you as it cannot be resold.

Of course, if we have made a mistake or the product is faulty or damaged, we will accept returns as long as you contact us within 10 days of receiving the order and received the product back within 30 days. Once we have received the returned item  we will refund the amount paid or resend the product.


If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with any other item you have purchased from us, you may return it if you notify us within 10 days of receiving the order and we receive the product back within 30 days. Once we have received the returned item we will refund the amount paid or resend the product.


All returned products must be in their original packaging, unopened and in a re-saleable condition. We only accept returns for products that have been purchased through us.

Any return which does not meet the conditions set above will not be refunded or replaced.

Customer errors: Customers are humans and make mistakes. Sometimes customers put the wrong address in on their order. We are happy to re-ship the item when it is returned to us by Royal Mail. This may take upto 28 days depending on the error made.

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