Period Delay Tablets

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  • Utovlan


Period Delay Tablets
  • Medication features

    Utovlan is a medication used to delay women’s periods, able to delay periods for up to 17 days. The course of Utovlan begins three days prior to the first day of your period.  A prescription is required to buy Utovlan. Pharmacy Online’s online consultation service can prescribe Utovlan following a review of your needs. Simply start a consultation, where our online doctor will assess your prescription, allowing you to buy Utovlan online.

    • Delays period for up to 17 days
    • An effective period delay treatment
    • Branded version of Norethisterone


NOTE: After selecting this product, you will need to complete a short assessment, so we can make sure this medication is suitable for you. Pricing is provided as a reference only. The final decision on issuing this medication remains with our Prescriber / Pharmacist.

Utovlan period delay tablets are used to delay the onset of periods by up to 17 days. Utovlan contains the active drug, norethisterone, which acts as an artificial version of the naturally occurring progesterone hormone. 

Utovlan 5mg is taken three times daily, in the morning, midday and evening. You should begin Utovlan treatment starting three days prior to your period.

Utovlan is not a form of contraception, so precautions are still necessary. It is safe to use alongside the mini-pill, but is not safe to use alongside a combined contraceptive pill.



  • How effective are Utovlan period delay tablets?

    Utovlan is a very effective period delay treatment. It is most effective when it is taken consistently, with doses taken three times daily at the same times each day. Utovlan is not effective if it is taken after the period has started.

  • How long should I take Utovlan for?

    The course of Utovlan is taken over a maximum of 17 consecutive days to effectively delay your period. A course of Utovlan should not be taken more than once in four months.

  • Can you take Utovlan and drink alcohol?

    It is fine to take Utovlan and drink alcohol. There are no adverse interactions reported, meaning it is safe to consume alcohol when taking this medication.

  • Can Utovlan be used as a contraceptive?

    Utovlan 5mg is not an effective contraceptive treatment. Utovlan will delay periods, but does not offer a solution for preventing pregnancy. You should continue to use other methods of contraception to prevent pregnancy when taking Utovlan. However, it is not safe to use Utovlan alongside a combined contraceptive pill.

  • How quickly does Utovlan work?

    Since Utovlan delays periods using the artificial hormone norethisterone, it requires some time to become active in your system. Utovlan’s hormonal effects work best when the course of treatment begins three days prior to the onset of your period. It will not delay your period if it is taken after your bleeding has started.

Side Effects

Like all medications, there are possible risks of side effects when taking Utovlan. Most of the common side effects are mild and subside over time. Other side effects can be more serious and should be reported to your GP. Please get in touch with a member of our team if you are worried about any possible side effects that may occur when taking Utovlan.

Some common side effects reported with Utovlan use include:

  • Bleeding and spotting
  • Vaginal discharge
  • Breast discharge
  • Pain or tenderness in the breasts
  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Concentration disturbance, euphoria or tiredness
  • Problems with sleeping and general fatigue
  • Dryness in the mouth
  • Jaundice
  • Worsening of existing diabetes
  • Heart palpitations and blood clots
  • Bloating
  • Changes in sex drive

If you experience any swelling in the lower leg that is painful and hot to touch, stop taking Utovlan immediately and seek medical attention.

For full guidance on the side effects of Utovlan, please read th