Utovlan (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.
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Utovlan (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.


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Utovlan is a prescription medication used to regulate or delay menstruation in the female body. The active ingredient in Utovlan is Norethisterone – a synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone. When taken correctly Utovlan stops your period until you are taking it, and after you finish the course your period returns within three days. Some other Utovlan uses include treatment of serious conditions such as breast cancer and endometriosis.

Utovlan provides women control over their menstrual cycle, and it is also effective in alleviating the pain and discomfort that some women experience as a result of heavy or irregular periods. Some of the conditions that can be treated with Utovlan are – 

  • Premenstrual Tension (PMT)

  • Endometriosis

  • Breast Cancer

  • Irregular or painful periods

  • Delaying your next period

Utovlan belongs to a group of medicines known as ‘progestogens’ which contain a synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone. This medicine can affect a woman’s menstrual cycle and effectively delay her periods. Utovlan pills cannot stop your period once it has already started.

After you complete your prescribed course of Utovlan, your period usually starts within three days. Utovlan is also used in the treatment of serious conditions such as endometriosis and breast cancer, as it is a highly-effective drug that can play many useful roles.

 

 

Utovlan tablets consist of the active ingredient Norethisterone which is a synthetic form of the female hormone progesterone. A regular dose of Utovlan keeps the progesterone levels high enough to prevent the onset of your period. 

Utovlan is not a contraceptive pill and cannot prevent pregnancy, so it is important to use contraception such as condoms even if you are regularly taking Utovlan.

 

Usually, it is prescribed for you to take Utovlan three days before the start of your period. From thereon, as long as you continue taking the Utovlan tablets your period will not occur. After you finish the prescribed course of Utovlan, your period should return within three days.

 

Order Utovlan online on Meds Now. As this is a prescription medicine, it is recommended that you book a consultation with a doctor at Meds Now. This will ensure that Utovlan is the right medication for your condition. Meds Now delivers the medicine right to your doorstep.

 

Utovlan is a prescription medication and therefore, the best thing to do is to follow the directions as given by your doctor. Take the tablets orally and swallow them whole with water.

The right dosage for you depends upon the condition you are being treated for. If you take more than the prescribed dose, contact your doctor immediately. In case you forget to take a dose of Utovlan, take it as soon as you remember and then continue to take your medicines at the regular time as prescribed. Do not take an extra dosage to compensate for a missed tablet.

The medicine is available in the form of Utovlan 5mg tablets. The dose you need will depend on the condition you are being treated for and your doctor will guide you on it. Usually, the doses prescribed are – 

 

Condition

Dosage

Duration

For delaying periods

1 tablet – 3 times a day

As advised by the doctor

For heavy bleeding/pain

1 tablet – 3 times a day

10 days

Premenstrual tension

1 tablet per day

10 days

Endometriosis

1 tablet – 3 times a day

6 months

Breast Cancer

1 tablet – 8 to 12 times a day

As advised by the doctor

 

 

Utovlan is a medicine formulated for women over the age of puberty who need to delay their periods, need treatment for heavy bleeding and pain during periods, or are suffering from serious ailments such as endometriosis and breast cancer. However, if you have the following pre-existing medical conditions, you cannot take Utovlan. Make sure you discuss your medical history with your doctor to understand if this medication is suitable for you or not. You should not take Utovlan if – 

  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients of Utovlan

  • You have or have had skin diseases such as pemphigoid gestations (rashes on the abdomen) or pruritus (itching all over the body)

  • You have a family history of blood clots or thrombosis

  • You have or have had blood clots or thrombosis

  • You are pregnant or breastfeeding

  • You have unexplained vaginal bleeding

  • You have had a heart attack, angina, or stroke

  • You have liver problems and/or jaundice

  • You have or have had porphyria (a blood disease)

Side effects from Utovlan are uncommon and most women feel comfortable when taking this medication. Some of the side effects seen as a result of Utovlan are – 

  • Fatigue, feeling faint

  • Shortness of breath, wheezing

  • Swelling in the hands, feet, ankles or on your face and tongue

  • Skin rash, itchiness

  • Coughing up blood

  • Increased heart rate & blood pressure

  • Headache, dizziness & confusion

  • Pain or tenderness in your limbs, ankles, or feet

  • Purple discoloration of skin or skin feels warm to touch

 

You should not take Utovlan if you have or have had any of the following ailments in the past. Discuss your medical history with your doctor before you start Utovlan.

  • Epilepsy

  • Migraine Headaches

  • Asthma

  • Heart Problems

  • Kidney Problems

 

Some medications interact with Utovlan to reduce its effectiveness. If you are undergoing treatment for any ailment, let your doctor know before you take Utovlan – 

  • Medicines to treat epilepsy

  • Medicines to treat HIV

  • Medicines for Hypertension or high blood pressure

  • Antibiotics to treat an infection (e.g. rifampicin)

  • Anti-cancer medications

  • Ciclosporin

  • Anti-inflammatory drugs (non-steroidal)

  • St. John’s Wort

  • Aminoglutethimide

If you have missed a dose of Utovlan, take it as soon as you remember and then continue to take your medicines at the regular time as prescribed. Do not take an extra dosage to compensate for a missed tablet.

 

Utovlan is a prescription medicine and it should not be taken more than the prescribed amount under any circumstances. An overdose of Utovlan may lead to nausea, vomiting, breast enlargement, and vaginal bleeding.


If you or anyone else has taken an overdose of Utovlan, you should seek urgent medical attention. Do this even if you are not experiencing any discomfort.

  1. Is Utovlan the same as Norethisterone?

    Yes. Utovlan and Norethisterone are medicines that are prescribed to help delay, regulate, and control your periods. Norethisterone is a generic name for period delay medication, while Utovlan is a brand name.

  1. Does Utovlan stop ovulation?

    No. Utovlan does not stop ovulation, this medicine only helps to delay your periods. Utovlan also does not offer any protection against pregnancy.

  1. Does Utovlan cause bloating?

    Fluid retention in the body is a common side effect of taking Utovlan. This may make you feel bloated.

  1. Can you drink while taking Utovlan?

    Yes. It is safe to consume alcohol when you are taking Utovlan.

  1. Can you take Utovlan once the period has started?

    No. Utovlan is a period-delay medication, recommended to be taken three to five days before your period begins. After your period has begun, Utovlan will not be able to stop your menstrual bleeding. 

  1. Can you take Utovlan with the pill?

    No. It is not recommended that you take Utovlan along with contraceptive pills. Talk to your doctor to know the best method to delay your periods while you are on the pill.

  1. Does Utovlan prevent pregnancy?

    No. Utovlan is a period-delay medication. It cannot prevent pregnancy.

  1. How long can I take Utovlan?

    To avoid potential side effects, it is advisable not to delay your period for more than two weeks if possible. If you have been prescribed Utovlan for a serious ailment such as endometriosis or breast cancer, talk to your doctor about the duration of the medication and stay informed about the implications it can have on your health.

  1. Does Utovlan change your cycle?

    No. You should get your period as usual within three days after you stop taking Utovlan. There is no effect on your normal cycle after this. 

  1. Will Utovlan work if my period has started?

    No. Utovlan is a period-delay medication, which should be taken before your period starts. If your period has already begun, Utovlan cannot stop your menstrual bleeding.

  1. How long after taking Utovlan will my period start?

    Your period should start within two to three days after your last dose of Utovlan. If you don’t get your period within this time, talk to your doctor about the possibility of a pregnancy.

 

 

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