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Period Delay Tablets

Delaying your period is a manageable and safe option with period delay tablets from Pharmacy Online. Whether you're planning a holiday, managing a busy schedule, or have other personal reasons, our period delay pills offer a reliable solution.

At Pharmacy Online, we offer Norethisterone, also known as Utovlan, a trusted brand of norethisterone. These tablets are a proven method to effectively delay your period for up to 17 days. With the convenience of starting just three days before your expected period, these tablets ensure your plans remain uninterrupted.

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What are period delay tablets?

Period delay tablets, like Norethisterone, offer a safe, modern and effective way to manage your menstrual cycle according to your schedule. These tablets contain synthetic hormones that are similar to the natural hormones in your body, working to delay menstruation until you're ready.

Norethisterone, the active ingredient in these tablets, is closely related to the natural progesterone produced by your body. By taking these tablets, you temporarily maintain the hormone levels in your body, preventing the onset of your period.

How do period-delay tablets work?

Norethisterone period delay tablets work in harmony with your body, offering you flexibility and control over your menstrual cycle. Essentially they give you the ability to press a 'pause' button on your menstrual cycle.

Normally, your body's progesterone levels drop towards the end of your menstrual cycle, signaling the start of your period. Period-delay tablets, with the active ingredient Norethisterone, keep your progesterone levels artificially stable.

This simple but clever mechanism allows you to delay your period until you stop taking the tablets, giving you control over your cycle for those times when having a period is just not convenient.

Treatment duration

When it comes to managing your menstrual cycle with period delay tablets like Norethisterone, it's all about timing and knowing how long you can safely postpone your period.

Norethisterone allows you to delay your period for up to 17 days. This means that with proper planning, you can align your menstrual cycle with your life's significant events or travel plans. The key is to start taking the tablets three days before your expected period and continue for the duration needed to fit your schedule.

It's essential to use these tablets only as directed and understand that they aren't intended for long-term period suppression. They're a temporary solution for those times when delaying your period can make a big difference in your comfort and convenience.

Why choose to delay your period?

Periods, while natural, can sometimes be inconvenient, uncomfortable, or even painful, affecting your daily activities. In these cases, period delay treatments provide a safe and effective solution. Delaying your period with Norethisterone tablets allows you to bypass these challenges for a short period of time. This can be particularly beneficial if you have heavy, painful, or irregular periods, giving yourself a much-needed break.

The decision to delay your period should always be made after careful consideration and, ideally, in consultation with a healthcare professional, like one of our pharmacists, to ensure it's safe and appropriate for your individual health needs.

Period delay treatment available from Pharmacy Online

There are various medications available for purchase through Pharmacy Online, following a short online consultation process to ensure these are a suitability option for you.


Utovlan is a prescription medication used to delay periods for up to 17 days. It's also effective in stopping heavy or painful periods and related symptoms like mood swings, nausea, and headaches. It contains the active ingredient Norethisterone. It works by maintaining elevated levels of progesterone, preventing your womb lining from shedding.

Utovlan 5mg is to be taken three times daily. The treatment should begin three days before the expected start of your period. It is not effective once your period has begun.

Please note - Utovlan is not a form of contraception. It's safe to use with the mini-pill but not with the combined contraceptive pill.

Common side effects include bleeding and spotting, breast tenderness, headaches, dizziness, fatigue, and changes in sex drive. More serious side effects like jaundice, heart palpitations, and blood clots can occur.


Again, Norethisterone are a period delay tablet used to delay periods, often prescribed for up to 17 days at a time. It can also be used to treat heavy, painful, or irregular periods and endometriosis.

It works by mimicking the body's natural progesterone, keeping the womb lining from shedding, thereby delaying periods.

Typically, you'll take one 5mg tablet three times a day, starting 2-3 days before your period is due. Again, it does not provide contraceptive protection and should not be used as a contraceptive.

Please note - it's not recommended for anyone with certain health conditions, including liver tumours, breast cancer, or history of jaundice during pregnancy, and those who have suffered heart issues or blood-clot-related heart attacks.

Common side effects include weight changes, diarrhea, fatigue, menstrual cycle changes, tender breasts, nausea, headaches, and skin rashes.

One side effect to be aware of when taking Norethisterone 5mg is the increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), commonly known as blood clots. Although rare, this serious condition can occur when hormonal levels are altered. Be aware of symptoms like persistent leg pain or swelling, chest pain, and breathlessness. If any of these symptoms occur, seek immediate medical attention.

How to use period delay tablets safely

Delaying your period with Norethisterone is not only effective but also offers flexibility in terms of treatment duration. Here's what you need to know about the timing and duration of this period delay method.

  • Resumption of normal cycle: After stopping Norethisterone, your period should resume within two to three days. This quick return to your natural cycle ensures minimal disruption to your body's rhythm.
  • Duration of use: The typical course of Norethisterone for period delay lasts for up to 17 days. This duration includes the days leading up to your period and the days during which you wish to delay it.
  • Starting the treatment: Norethisterone should ideally be started three days before the expected onset of your period. This timing is crucial for the medication to effectively stabilise hormone levels and delay menstruation.
  • Flexibility in treatment length: While the standard course is up to 17 days, the treatment can be tailored to your specific needs. Whether it's for a special occasion or just convenience, you can discuss with your healthcare provider, like one of our pharmacists, about the optimal duration for your situation.
  • Planning for multiple cycles: If you're considering delaying your period for more than one cycle, it's important to consult with a healthcare professional, like one of our pharmacists. Continuous or frequent use of period delay tablets should be managed carefully to avoid any potential complications.

Interactions with other drugs

Norethisterone can have potential interactions with other drugs, for instance with certain types of antibiotics, antiepileptics, and herbal remedies like St. John’s Wort, potentially reducing its effectiveness.

Additionally, Norethisterone may affect the action of drugs like warfarin, used for blood clotting disorders. Always consult with a healthcare provider, like one of our pharmacists, before starting Norethisterone, especially if you're on other medications.

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Should you have an occasion coming up soon, and are considering delaying your period, please contact a dedicated member of our team here at Pharmacy Online to ensure your occasion is stress (and period!) free.


  • Are period delay pills safe

    Yes, period delay pills like Norethisterone are generally considered safe for most women when used as directed. However, they aren't suitable for everyone, so it's important to discuss your health history with your doctor to ensure they're safe for you, especially if you have pre-existing conditions or are taking other medications.

  • Can periods be stopped?

    Stopping your periods completely isn't typically possible without medical intervention, such as certain contraceptives or surgical procedures. Period delay pills don't stop your cycle permanently; they only postpone your period for a short time. If you're looking to manage or stop your periods due to health reasons, it's best to consult a healthcare provider for tailored advice.

  • Can I take the combined pill back to back to delay periods?

    Yes, you can take the combined contraceptive pill back-to-back to delay your period. This method involves skipping the pill-free break or placebo pills in your pack and starting the next pack right away. While it's generally safe for most women, it's always wise to consult with a healthcare provider, like one of our pharmacists, before making changes to how you take your birth control pills. They can guide you on the best approach for your specific needs and health situation.


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5mg x30 (Up to 7 days of period delay) £14.50
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5mg x60 (Up to 17 days of period delay) £21.99
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