Norethisterone is a hormone which is used to delay your period. Norethisterone tablets enable you to delay your period so you can plan ahead for those special occasions and holidays.

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Norethisterone 5mg 30 to 60 tablets From £13.95

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Medication Quantity Price
Norethisterone 5mg 30 tablets (up to 7 days of period delay) £13.95
Norethisterone 5mg 60 tablets (up to 17 days of period delay) £21.95

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About Norethisterone

Norethisterone tablets are used to temporarily delay a menstrual period when it is expected at an inconvenient time, such as on holiday. Norethisterone contain a synthetic version of the female hormone progesterone which naturally occurs in the body and sustains the lining of the womb. When the level of progesterone normally falls at the time of a period, this lining is shed as a menstrual period. Norethisterone tablets therefore safely sustain the lining of the womb until the medication is stopped. It is emphasised that Norethisterone is not a form of contraception and will not prevent pregnancy.

How long can Norethisterone delay my period for?

Norethisterone can delay a period for up to 17 days.

How soon before my period is due should I start taking Norethisterone?

You should begin taking Norethisterone 3 days before your period is due to begin.

When will my period start after I stop taking Norethisterone?

Once this medication is stopped your period will usually start within 2-3 days.


  • Norethisterone should not be requested more than once in 4 months as it is only recommended for occasional use.
  • Do not take Norethisterone if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Norethisterone is not suitable for use in patients under 18.
  • Inform your doctor before taking Norethisterone if you have; a liver disease or disturbance of liver function, suffered from jaundice or herpes during pregnancy, irregular vaginal bleeding, Dubin-Johnson syndrome, had a blood clot affecting the legs, had a heart attack or suffer from angina.

Norethisterone, a type of progestogen, is the active ingredient which mimics the effects of the hormone progesterone found naturally in the body to delay a period.

The recommended dose for period delay is one tablet 3 times a day, starting 3 days before your period is due to begin.

Side effects of taking Norethisterone include headache, nausea, bloating, upset stomach and mood disturbances.

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