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This medication contains Norethisterone, a hormone which is similar to the hormone progestogen that is naturally produced by the body.
Normally before a period is due there is a fall in the level of progestogen hormone in the body. When it falls below a certain level, the lining of the uterus is shed as menstrual period. By taking Norethisterone this is delayed until you stop taking the medication.
HOW TO TAKE?
1 tablet, three times a day starting three days before your period is expected to start. Your period should occur 2-3 days after you have stopped taking the medicine.
Norethisterone tablets can be used to delay a period for a maximum of 17 days and needs to be started 3 days before your period (a total of 20 days).
Norethisterone should not be used to delay your period more than once every 6 months.
When used for period delay, Norethisterone can cause side effects but these are uncommon. You you may experience nausea, breast tenderness, fatigue, headache Dizziness, breast tenderness, bloating, changes in weight, feeling tired or difficulty sleeping, feeling depressed, lack of interest in sex, skin reactions.
If you experience any of the following uncommon but serious symptoms, stop taking norethisterone and contact your doctor for advice straightaway:
All women have a small chance of having a blood clot in the veins of the legs or in the lungs or other parts of the body. The risk of a clot is very slightly increased if norethisterone is being taken. The risk of clots is also increased if the following apply:
Read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
PATIENT INFORMATION LEAFLET
Please read the patient information leaflet for more detailed information prior to placing any orders