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Norethisterone is a period delay medicine, it belongs to a group of medicines called Progestogens. Progestogens are similar to the naturally occurring female hormone Progesterone. Norethisterone needs to be started 3 days before the expected onset of period. Menstruation may occur 2-3 days after stopping the medicine.
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Description of Norethisterone
What is Norethisterone?
Norethisterone tablets are a period delay pill that can be used to treat or manage heavy, painful or irregular periods as well as endometriosis, breast cancer and premenstrual tension (PMT).
How does it work?
Norethisterone will sustain the womb lining and delay a period until the tablets are stopped.
Is Norethisterone suitable for me?
If you wish to lessen the symptoms of periods and prevent pregnancy, Norethisterone may be right for you. This medication may not be suitable for all women so ensure you disclose your medical history to your doctor before being prescribed Norethisterone.
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Dosage of Norethisterone
Commonly Used Dosage Guidelines for Nortethisterone.
Take ONE tablet three times daily starting 3 days before expected period and continue until period delay is no longer required.
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Side Effects of Norethisterone
All medications can cause potential side effects, below we have listed some potential side effects, however, these do not always occur.
Disclaimer: This website does not constitute as medical advice, you should also consult with a doctor before taking medication. If you experience any major reactions to any medication you are taking, you must seek immediate medical attention.
Delivery of Norethisterone
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All orders placed before 14:00 on weekdays will be delivered the next working day. For the majority of the UK, medication will be dispatched by Royal Mail, Monday to Friday, if ordered before 14:00. Dispatches are sent using Royal Mail's Next-Day Tracked 24-Hour service. We will email you tracking information directly and you should receive your order the day after dispatch.
Our Discreet Packaging Promise
We know that many of our customers turn to us when they need personal medication, preferring to use our online service rather than shopping for the product face to face. That is why our delivery is always discreetly packaged in plain brown boxes or enveloped. You will not have to worry about any content descriptions, and the package will be for your eyes only!
How to take Norethisterone?
Always take Norethisterone exactly as prescribed by your doctor or advised by the pharmacist.
- Take 1 Norethisterone tablet 3 times daily for 10 days, or as recommended by your provider, for period issues such as heavy bleeding.
- Swallow Norethisterone tablet whole with water, take Norethisterone with or without a meal.
- Norethisterone may be taken as recommended for additional days, consult with your provider for exact duration of treatment.
If unsure of how to use Norethisterone or if you have further questions, please consult your doctor or pharmacist.
Warnings and Precautions of Norethisterone
Norethisterone may not be safe if used with certain medications or recreational drugs. Please inform the prescriber if you are taking any of the listed medications.
DO NOT use Norethisterone:
- If you are taking medications such as carbamazepine and phenytoin to treat epilepsy.
- If you are taking antibiotics such as co-trimoxazole, tetracyclines and rifampicin to treat an infection.
- If you are taking herbal medication containing St John's Wort.
- If you are taking antiviral medications such as ritonavir and nelfinavir to treat HIV.
- If you are taking Aminoglutethimide.
- If you are taking high blood pressure medications.
- If you are taking Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to treat inflammation and pain.
The above-listed warnings are not exhaustive, please consult a doctor, pharmacist or nurse if you have further questions on the use of this medication or potential interactions with other medicines.
Norethisterone Patient Leaflet
This is a quick process and should only take 1 - 2 minutes. All of your answers are confidential, and just like a GP consultation, you will know what treatment is most suitable for you instantly upon completion.
Once you have completed the quick online form, select the treatment option most suitable to you and checkout securely.
A medical professional will review your answers to the online medical consultation and determine if it’s safe to prescribe and what treatments are available.
Buy Norethisterone Online
Please note the information below is intended for general knowledge, please read the patient information leaflet and/or the information provided by a healthcare professional for more specific guidance. This information should not substitute medical advice.
You can buy Norethisterone online from our UK-registered online pharmacy partners. Complete an online consultation form and our system will show you if you are eligible to purchase Norethisterone online. Our pharmacists will then review your order of Norethisterone and dispatch it discreetly to your address.
How to buy Norethisterone online?
You can buy Norethisterone by following the following steps.
- Fill out our online consultation form
- If you are eligible to purchase Norethisterone you will be shown it as one of your treatment options
- Pay online and receive your order to the comfort of your chosen address
Can I get Norethisterone on the NHS?
Whether or not you can get Norethisterone on the NHS is dependent on your local guidelines and eligibility status. It is best to contact your local GP service if you are unsure of whether you can get Norethisterone from the NHS.
Can you get Norethisterone over the counter?
No, you can’t get Norethisterone over the counter without a prescription or consultation. Norethisterone is a regulated medication so all purchases need to have a prescription and/or suitable consultation form completed.
Can I buy Norethisterone online even if I have never taken it before?
A prescribing pharmacist will need to review your consultation form before the medication can be dispatched. One of our partner prescribing pharmacists will review the consultation form and will decide if you are eligible to buy Norethisterone.
Is Norethisterone safe?
If you have been prescribed Norethisterone then it is at the discretion of the prescriber.
However, all medications can potentially have adverse effects and should be taken exactly as prescribed. If you experience any side effects when taking Norethisterone then you should contact a doctor immediately.
Are there any foods that should be avoided when taking Norethisterone?
We recommend you read the patient information leaflet for this product thoroughly before taking the treatment. This is essential to understanding any interactions that can occur and to take the medication safely.
Can I buy Norethisterone from Boots?
It is generally possible to purchase medication, including Norethisterone, from UK pharmacies like Boots. However, I recommend checking the Boots website or contacting Boots directly for the most current and accurate information. Remember to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication.
Can I buy Norethisterone from Superdrug?
If you would like to buy Norethisterone, you will need to check availability on the Superdrug website.
Can I buy Norethisterone from Amazon?
Amazon does not sell medication such as Norethisterone, as they are not a pharmacy service provider. Always check with Amazon to see what they sell.
How long does Norethisterone take to work?
The time it takes for a Norethisterone to work can vary greatly depending on several factors, such as the strength, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as any potential interactions with other medications or substances. Generally, the effects of Norethisterone may be noticeable within the time frame outlined by the prescribing pharmacist. It is important to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions provided by your healthcare professional, and to consult them if you have any concerns or questions about the medication's efficacy or possible side effects.
How effective is Norethisterone?
The effectiveness of Norethisterone can vary significantly depending on various factors, such as the dosage, the condition being treated, the individual's age, weight, and overall health, as well as the presence of any other medications or substances that might interact with it. While some medications may be highly effective for certain individuals and conditions, others might experience a lesser degree of benefit or may require adjustments to the dosage or additional treatments to achieve the desired results.
What are the risks of taking Norethisterone?
At Welzo, we are dedicated to providing our customers with accurate and comprehensive information about medications. We believe that understanding the potential risks and side effects associated with a medication is essential for making informed decisions about your health. This guide outlines some general considerations for assessing the risks of medication and includes references to the National Health Service (NHS) for further information.
- Read the Patient Information Leaflet (PIL): Every medication comes with a Patient Information Leaflet, which provides essential details about the drug, its uses, and potential side effects. Be sure to read this leaflet carefully before starting any new medication. The Electronic medicines compendium has a list of patient leaflets. you can visit by heading to medicines.org
- Be aware of potential side effects: All medications have the potential to cause side effects, ranging from mild and short-lived symptoms to more serious, long-lasting issues. It's important to understand the possible side effects of a medication and how to manage them. The NHS has a helpful resource on managing medication side effects, while also speaking to a healthcare professional is important in understanding any potential risks of taking Norethisterone.
- Interactions with other medications: Some medications may interact with others, leading to increased side effects or reduced effectiveness. Make sure to inform your healthcare professional about all the medications and supplements you are currently taking. The NHS offers a useful tool for checking potential drug interactions here.
- Contraindications and precautions: Certain medical conditions or factors may make it unsafe for you to take a particular medication. Before starting any new medication, inform your healthcare professional about your medical history and any current health issues. The NHS provides more information about contraindications and precautions here.
- Appropriate use and dosage: It's crucial to follow the prescribed dosage and instructions for taking a medication to ensure its effectiveness and minimise the risk of side effects. The NHS has a useful guide on using medicines safely here.
- Monitoring and follow-up: Some medications require regular monitoring or follow-up appointments with your healthcare professional to ensure their safety and effectiveness. Be sure to schedule and attend these appointments as needed.
Can I buy Norethisterone in the UK?
Yes, you can buy Norethisterone in the UK with a valid prescription and or consultation form. Norethisterone is available in the UK for purchase from local pharmacies with a valid prescription and or consultation and to purchase from Welzo if in stock. It is imperative that you ensure that the pharmacy you are buying the products from is licensed and registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC).
Where can I buy Norethisterone?
You can buy Norethisterone online from Welzo.com upon completion of a consultation form and a free review from a prescribing pharmacist.
Are Norethisterone users satisfied with the product?
We have a list of reviews from customers taking Norethisterone at the bottom of this page. For more information of the reviews of Norethisterone head over to drugs.com for further details.
Can I buy Norethisterone from an online pharmacy?
Yes, you can purchase Norethisterone from an online pharmacy. However, this is dependent on your eligibility for the medication.
How much does Norethisterone cost?
The costs of Norethisterone are listed at the top of the page. Pricing is provided as a reference as treatment options will be shown upon completing the consultation form.
Can Norethisterone stop your period?
Yes, Norethisterone can stop your period if taken 3 days before the onset of menstruation.
What does Norethisterone do to the uterus?
Norethisterone is a progesterone receptor agonist. This means that it binds to the progesterone receptors in the uterus and causes the same effects as progesterone. This results in a thickening of the uterine lining, which makes it less likely for implantation to occur. It can also make the uterine lining less receptive to implantation, and make the uterus hostile to a pregnancy. In some cases, it can also lead to the shedding of the uterine lining, which is known as withdrawal bleeding.
Is this medication suitable for me?
Please get in touch with a doctor if you are unsure what medication is suitable for you. You can also complete our online consultation form to check your eligibility for the product.
How is the medication delivered?
All orders placed before 14:00 from Monday to Friday will be dispatched that day. The orders are sent using 24 Hour Tracked delivery provided by Royal Mail. Items will usually arrive the very next day after the ordear has been placed. We also provide tracking for your orders to check the status and location of your parcel. All our medication is packaged in plain confidential padded white or brown envelopes. This ensures that your orders are discreet, and the content of the orders will be for your eyes only.
How do you take Norethisterone tablets?
Norethisterone tablets are taken orally, with or without food. The usual dose is 5mg taken three times a day for up to 10 days. Treatment should start 3 days before the expected onset of menstruation.
How long can I take Norethisterone for?
Norethisterone is used to treat a variety of different medical conditions and the length of the treatment can vary significantly. Please follow the directions given to you by your doctor.
How do I order my medication?
Some products only require an online consultation which approximately takes 1 minute to complete, enabling you to then buy the product. Other products will also require a prescription; in this case, you will need to complete the online consultation, and then one of our partner pharmacy prescribers or doctors will review the online consultation questions and approve the order for delivery if you are eligible to purchase the item.
Can I cancel or return my order?
For non-medicinal products, you are eligible to return the product within 14 days of receipt in the same packaging you received. For medicinal products, you are eligible to cancel the order only until it has been dispatched. From that point forward, you are no longer eligible to return the order.
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