Norethisterone contains a hormone which is similar to the hormone progestogen that is naturally produced by the body. It is used to treat a number of menstrual cycle conditions.
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.
This is a generic product, therefore depending on availability, the brand you receive may not be the same as the one pictured.
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:
- Any feeling of pain and tightness in your chest.
- Any disturbances of your vision or hearing.
- Any unusually severe headaches.
Read the patient information leaflet for a full list of side effects.
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