Period Delay Tablets

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Period delay tablets are used to postpone menstruation for a few days or a couple of weeks. Women might choose to take period delay pills before their period for a variety of reasons. An upcoming event, holiday, or a special occasion. You can buy period delay treatments from Click Pharmacy. Answer a quick medical assessment by clicking the start assessment button below. Our prescriber will recommend the best treatment for you.



  • A period delay treatment
  • Contains a synthetic form of the hormone progesterone
  • Delay period for up to 17 days

From £17.99

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  • A period delay treatment
  • Branded version of norethisterone
  • Can be taken for 14 days

From £17.99

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  • Period delay treatment
  • Active ingredient is medroxyprogesterone acetate
  • Best to be used up to 10 days

From £16.99

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What are period delay tablets?

Period delay tablets work by delaying your menstruation. When you stop taking the tablets, your usual cycle will resume normally. Click Pharmacy offers Norethisterone 5mg tablets to delay your periods. 

Medications like Norethisterone are effective for period delay treatment. They allow you to relax and enjoy your time without the pain, discomfort or annoyance of your period. Other tablets that help control periods are Provera 10mg and Utovlan, which is the branded version of norethisterone.

How do period delay tablets work?

When you decide to go period free, prescription period delay pills will delay your period for up to 17 days. After that your menstrual cycle will return to normal within 3 days. 

Norethisterone contains a synthetic version of the female hormone progesterone. It works by keeping your progesterone levels up. This stops your womb lining from shedding and delays bleeding.

You should start the treatment no less than three days before your next period is due. You will then need to take these tablets 3 times a day for the duration of the treatment. Most women find that their periods stop when taking the tablets which come in either a 7 or 17 day, period delay tablet pack.

It is important to note that it may affect your natural cycle. But, you should not use it as a contraceptive method or to prevent pregnancy. 

How long can you take period delay tablets for?

Click Pharmacy offers a maximum of 60 tablets of either Provera or Norethisterone to delay your periods for up to 17 days. For shorter period delays, fewer tablets are necessary. It is important to note that this treatment is recommended only for occasional use. This should not be used more than once every 3 months.

Start taking them at least 3 days before your next period. Click pharmacy can provide this treatment for you. They will review your health questionnaire to check if it is suitable.

If you need to delay your period for a longer time, speak with your GP. 

Using Norethisterone 5mg for period delay

You can take Norethisterone, also known as Utovlan, to delay your period for special events like weddings or holidays. Here's how to use it:

  • Norethisterone should be taken only as directed by your doctor. Not regularly for long-term period delay. It is generally prescribed for short term use.

  • Use period delay tablets alongside barrier contraception like condoms, not as a standalone. Do not take alongside combined contraceptives without medical guidance.

  • If you are already taking medication or have conditions like high blood pressure talk to a doctor before using this.

  • Stop taking norethisterone 3 days before your period, if you want to resume. Bleeding usually starts within 3 days after you stop taking the tablets.

Side effects of Norethisterone Tablets

Common side effects of Norethisterone 5mg include the following: 

  • Feeling of bloating in stomach

  • Decrease in sexual desire

  • Breast pain

  • Blood clotting

  • Fluid retention which can worsen pre-existing migraine, epilepsy, blood pressure, and asthma.

Norethisterone should not be used for long. The above side effects are more likely to occur.

Other Contraindications

Although very rare, other combined side effects of Norethisterone include the following: 

  • Dizziness

  • Fashes

  • Itching

  • Acne

 Some women get NHS prescriptions for period delay tablets. So, discuss any potential side effects with your doctor or pharmacist before use. 

Risk of blood clots (Venous Thromboembolism)

There is a modest risk of blood clot occurrence in the veins of the legs, the lungs, or other parts of the body for all women. The use of Norethisterone slightly increases this risk of blood clot formation. The risk of blood clotting are far less with Provera. Up to 10% of women may experience minor spotting or bleeding if the use of Norethisterone is extended. 

To keep our customers safe, Click Pharmacy does not prescribe Norethisterone if any of these conditions apply. They raise the risk of blood clots:

  • If the individual is obese or very overweight.

  • If there has been a previous occurrence of blood clot in the veins or lungs.

  • If blood clots have been experienced by relatives.

  • If there have been long durations of immobility, such as after an operation or during a flight lasting 6 hours or more.

  • If the individual has had a major injury or surgery.

  • If there have been miscarriages in the past.

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Last reviewed 11 April 2023

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