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Period Delay

Period Delay is a method to artificially stop your menstruation cycle for a certain period of time by using certain medications. When they are on a holiday or have a special occasion coming up, they may want to delay their periods by a few days. Is that possible? Yes, with a few medicated drugs, this is possible. You can purchase these drugs online from MedsNow and get them delivered hassle-free at your doorstep.

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Norethisterone is a progesterone based hormonal medication recommended to delay the onset of the menstrual cycle. Norethisterone isn’t designed to be used as a contraception pill at the dose prescribed for period delay.

Utovlan 5mg Tablets (Norethisterone)

Utovlan 5mg is an effective prescription-only treatment to induce period delays. It consists of a hormone-based active ingredient called Norethisterone which can delay your periods for up to 17 days. After course completion, your periods will resume in three days.


30 days is the usual time cycle of a woman’s period. However, for a reason, if you wish to delay it, you can do so using natural methods or artificial medications. Natural methods do not have specific research to back their effectiveness, and artificial methods do and need a prescription. It is best recommended to consult your doctor before adopting any approach.

Period delay medicines are taken 3 days prior to the day you think your period will begin. They can help to push your periods by 17 days. These medicines can be taken for up to 17 days. However, you can discontinue them anytime you like. Your period will restart 3 days after you stop taking the medicine.

The most commonly used medicines for the period delay:

These drugs can be purchased here from MedsNow. You will be able to track your order online and ensure safe and secure doorstep delivery for your medicines.

Period delay tablets contain the hormone progesterone. When a woman is in the ovulation phase, her body releases an egg into the fallopian tubes. In response, the oestrogen and progesterone hormonal levels of the body increase in order to prepare for an implantation of a fertilised egg. But if the egg is not fertilised, the hormonal levels drop down. As a result, the lining which has developed inside the womb with the help of these hormones starts breaking down, and this is known as the period or menstruation cycle. 

To delay periods, the hormonal levels of the body have to be stopped from breaking down, and that’s exactly what period delay medicines do. By artificially increasing the level of progesterone in the body, the tablets prevent the lining of the womb from shedding and thus delays your menstruation cycle. 

However, women MUST consult their doctor before taking these medicines which may sometimes not be suitable to your health condition.

Apart from delaying your period when you have a special occasion to look forward to or a dream vacation that you have planned for, period delay medicines also help make the bleeding lighter and the cycle less painful. Generally, girls and women tend to have periods which are accompanied with a variety of other premenstrual symptoms like stomach and lower pelvic region cramps, bloating, mood swings, acne or changes to the hair and skin and more. The additional dosage of hormones from period delay medicines helps reduce the occurrence and severity of these symptoms too.

While artificially delaying the period occasionally is alright, regular usage of period delay medicines is not recommended. Additionally, like every other medicine, period delay medicines can have certain side effects too.

Some common period delay tablets side effects include:

  • bloating

  • headache

  • nausea

  • spotting- small amounts of vaginal bleeding

Less common side effects include:

  • stomach upset

  • breast discomfort

  • reduced libido

  • dizziness

  • skin reactions

  • fluid retention (oedema)

Using medication to delay your period is safe, as long as there is no prolonged usage. Most women tend to use it only when they have some specific life event coming up and they do not wish to be disturbed by a period during this time – say examinations, pre-planned vacation, wedding, etc. 

Period delay medication can delay your period upto three weeks. As far as your regular cycle is concerned, you need not worry about messing that up. Your body will automatically correct itself one month in all the succeeding months after the delayed period, till you are back to your usual routine cycle.

Women who take a combined contraceptive pill can take two packets back to back to skip a period, by missing out the 7-day break in the middle. This helps keep oestrogen and progesterone levels high in your body and thus prevents your womb lining from shedding. When the second packet gets over, you will get your period as usual as the hormone levels will fall. 

It is usually safe to occasionally take packets one after the other, but limit it to not more than three packets. Also, if you have been advised to take a phasic pill, you must consult your doctor before trying to delay your period.

  1. What Can Delay Your Period?

    There are a number of reasons why your periods can stop. The most common reasons are:

    • pregnancy
    • stress
    • sudden weight loss
    • being overweight
    • doing too much exercise
    • taking the contraceptive pill
    • the menopause
    • polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS)
  2. Can you get period delay tablets over the counter?

    No, period delay tablets are prescription-only drugs. Since these tablets affect your hormonal cycle, they can have serious health risks if taken in an unregulated manner. Hence, it’s safest to consult your doctor before taking the medication. 

    Your GP can guide you in regards to this tablet, or you can consult online doctors like we have on MedsNow and purchase these drugs online to get doorstep delivery. 

  3. When can I use the contraceptive pill to delay my period?

    Contraceptive pills can help you delay your period if you have been taking them for several weeks. However, they will not work if you attempt to take the pill just before your period is about to start.

  4. Can I use period delay tablets to manage heavy periods?

    Period delay medicines are only meant to delay your period. They cannot be used to manage heavy periods.

  5. What if my period does not return after 3 days?

    Ideally, your period should return 3 days after you consumed your last tablet. However, if you have had sex during that period, there is a possibility that you may have become pregnant as a result of which your period has not returned. In such a case, it is best you consult your doctor. 

  6. How many period delay tablets do I have to take every day?

    Period delay tablets are taken three times every day. It is best to stick to the same timing in order to ensure the delay function of the tablet. An ideal schedule to follow would be one tablet in the morning, one in the afternoon and one in the evening. 

  7. Will period delay tablets stop me from becoming pregnant?

    No, period delay tablets are not contraceptives. You will need to use a birth control method to avoid pregnancy.

  8. Which women should not take period delay tablets?

    Period tablets are not recommended for certain women. A lady who is pregnant or nursing should avoid taking delay tablets. If you have had vaginal bleeding at some point of time but are unsure about its cause, then you must not take this tablet. Period delay tablets directly impact our hormones, so if you are allergic to certain drugs or similar hormones, please avoid using period delay tablets. If you have suffered from blood clots or thrombosis in the past, or if you have ailments associated with the liver or heart, do not take these tablets. Women who are suffering from certain diseases like porphyria (a blood disease), severe itching known as pruritis or who have been jaundiced during a past pregnancy should not use these tablets. 

  9. How long does it take for your period to come after taking norethisterone?

    After taking period delay medicines, menstruation should ideally start within 2-3 days.

  10. Can stress delay your period?

    Stress results in a drop in ovulation, and as a result, delay your period. However, this is not a healthy way to delay periods. 

  11. I've heard that heating the pelvis can bring a period on earlier – is this true?

    Warming the uterus by sitting in a hot bath or using a warm compress on the lower pelvic region, helps dilate the blood vessels and increases blood supply. As a result, the menstrual blood flow increases which result in an early period. 

  12. Can eating gelatin delay menstruation?

    Gelatin contains has anti-estrogenic properties, which are said to delay periods. However, this is not a scientifically proven method which testifies this claim or disapproves it either. Hence, it is best that one sticks to tested and proven hormonal treatments like Norethisterone or the combined contraceptive pill for the reliable period delay.

  13. Does taking Vitamin B6 supplements delay menstrual bleeding?

    Medical trials involving Vitamin B6 looked at its role in the treatment of pre-menstrual syndrome (PMS). However, the low quality of most of the trials can mean that the conclusions may or may not be valid. But these do show that doses of 50-100mg/day can help with PMS symptoms.

  14. Can Exercise Make Your Period Late?

    The sudden starting of exercises is seen to disrupt the menstrual cycle. But how much of this disruption is directly due to the exercise and how much is due to weight loss is not clearly established yet. Although exercise can be a cause of period delay, we recommend that you choose a more reliable method.

  15. Can Antibiotics Delay Period?

    While taking antibiotics won't cause your period to be delayed, it doesn't guarantee that it won't be late. Frequently, just the stress of being ill is enough to delay your period. It's a good idea to speak with a healthcare provider if your period has recently been absent, late, or in any other way out of the ordinary.

  16. Can Morning After Pill Delay Period?

    Your period could be delayed by up to a week if you use the morning after pill. Take a pregnancy test if you don't receive your period within three to four weeks of taking the morning after pill. After taking the morning after pill, you typically don't need to get in touch with your doctor.

  17. Can Sex Delay Your Period?

    Sex can only cause a delay in your period if you become pregnant. This is because getting pregnant prevents you from getting your period. However, variations in your period from month to month are common, and a wide range of factors can do so.

  18. Can Thrush Delay Period?

    There is no proof in the scientific community that a yeast infection can cause a period delay. But it's likely that the elevated estrogen levels in the days preceding menstruation can promote candida overgrowth, resulting in an imbalance of the yeasts and bacteria that normally coexist in healthy vaginas.

  19. Does the Mini Pill Stop Periods?

    You might experience lighter, more frequent, irregular, or stopped periods. Breast soreness and splotchy skin are possible side effects. These ought to go away in a few months.

  20. Does Birth Control Stop Periods?

    There are birth control pill regimens made to stop bleeding for periods of three months or even a year. However, you can avoid getting your period by using monophasic birth control tablets consistently for the full three weeks that they are in effect.

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