Utovlan is a prescription drug licensed in the UK for various menstrual conditions. Utovlan can be prescribed as period delay tablets. It contains the synthetic version of the natural hormone called progestogen.

Norethisterone tablets can be used for to delay your period from 10 to 30 days for special occasions such as your wedding or honeymoon.

You can request period delay tablets online using DrFelix, UK’s leading online doctor and pharmacy service. Our doctors will review your order and issue a prescription if appropriate before our pharmacy dispenses and send your tablets to an address of your choice in plain & discreet packaging.

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Medication Quantity Price
Utovlan 5mg 30/60/90 tablets From £14.99

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Medication Quantity Price
Utovlan 5mg 30 tablets (10 days of period delay) £14.99
Utovlan 5mg 60 tablets (20 days of period delay) £19.99
Utovlan 5mg 90 tablets (30 days of period delay) £24.99

All prices exclude prescription fee

What is Utovlan?

Utovlan is the name for the brand name for period delay tablets manufactured by Pfizer. Utovlan is also prescribed for other period related issues such as irregular bleeding, heavy painful periods, PMT and sometimes even indicated for breast cancer patients. Utovlan contains the natural hormone progestogen called norethisterone. For period delay, you have to follow the dosage prescribed to you, your periods will resume when you stop taking utovlan. DrFelix does not prescribe utovlan for any other conditions other than period delay. Period delay tablets such as utovlan can be used to delay periods from 10 days to 30 days. Please note utovlan is not used as a contraceptive and does not stop you from becoming pregnant if you have unprotected sex.

How to take utovlan

You have to take Utovlan tablets three times a day; one tablet in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. You need to start taking utovlan three days before you period is due so you have to be able to predict your period start date. If you forget to take utovlan then you can take it as soon as you do remember but do not take two tablets at once, following this incident you can continue taking utovlan as normal.

When will my period resume?

Your menstruation cycle will return within 3 days after you stop taking utovlan. If this does not happen and you also had unprotected sex whilst you were on utovlan, you should see your GP for a pregnancy test.

Who can take utovlan?

Utovlan is a prescription only medicine in the UK, so each person has to be checked individually for suitability. If you order utovlan online using our online doctor and pharmacy service, our doctors will review the answers in your period delay consultation before issuing a prescription and your medicine being sent to you. Utovlan is mostly fine to be taken by majority of women but in some cases it may not be suitable.

Who cannot take utovlan?

You should not take utovlan if:
  • You are allergic to norethisterone or any substances in utovlan
  • You have a history of blood clots or thrombosis in your family
  • You have suffered from a heart attack in the past
  • You suffer from angina
  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding
  • You ever suffered from pemphigoid gestationis or jaundice
  • you are suffering from pruritus (itch all over your body)
  • you suffer from porphyria (a blood disease)

The active ingredient in Utovlan is the progestogen norethisterone.

One tablet of utovlan contains norethisterone 5mg. You have to take three tablets a day, morning, afternoon and evening. The dosage may change your dosage if you are using utovlan for other conditions.

Duration for taking Utovlan

You cannot use utovlan to delay your periods permanently. Normal dosage amounts are:

  • 30 tablets (delay period up to 10 days)
  • 60 tablets (delay period up to 20 days)
  • 90 tablets (delay period up to 30 days)

Stop taking Utovlan if you experience:

  • wheezing and difficulty breathing
  • swellings of your face and tongue
  • coughing up blood
  • shortness of breath
  • faints and collapses
  • rapid heartbeat
  • feeling faint

Seek medical help if you experience jaundice or a migraine headache for the first time.

Always read the patient information leaflet for a complete list of all known side effects of the medicine before you take it.

If you have a question about this service, please email info@drfelix.co.uk with the question, and one of our staff members will get back to you within 24 hours.

Please read the following information carefully before starting treatment – Utovlan tablets – 5mg