Norethisterone 5mg Tablets for Period Delay

Norethisterone is a synthetic progesterone used to treat menstrual irregularities and delay menstruation. It is a prescription-only medication available in several forms, including tablets and injections. Norethisterone works by mimicking the actions of the hormone progesterone, which is responsible for regulating the menstrual cycle.

At CH Barton Pharmacy, we offer Norethisterone 5mg Tablets for period delay. If you’re needing this medicine, please book in with us or begin chatting to us via the Live Chat!

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Understanding the menstrual cycle

Before we delve into how Norethisterone 5mg works, it is important to understand the basics of the menstrual cycle. The menstrual cycle is the monthly process that occurs in the female reproductive system, where the uterus prepares for pregnancy. This process is regulated by the hormones estrogen and progesterone, which are produced by the ovaries.

The menstrual cycle is divided into four phases:

  • Follicular phase – occurs when the ovary produces a follicle that contains an egg
  • Ovulatory phase – occurs when the egg is released from the follicle and travels down the fallopian tube
  • Luteal phase – occurs when the empty follicle produces progesterone to prepare the uterus for pregnancy
  • Menstrual phase – occurs when the uterus sheds its lining if there is no pregnancy

How Norethisterone 5mg works

Norethisterone works by mimicking the actions of progesterone during the luteal phase of the menstrual cycle. It is taken in the form of tablets, which are usually prescribed to be taken three times a day, starting three days before the expected start of the period. By taking this medicine during the luteal phase, the uterus is prevented from shedding its lining, which delays the start of the menstrual period.

As a synthetic progesterone, this means it has the same actions as natural progesterone but has been man-made i.e. created in a lab (hence drug companies). Progesterones like Norethisterone work by binding to progesterone receptors in the body, which then triggers the same physiological responses as natural progesterone. The drug is also able to suppress the release of luteinizing hormone (LH), which is responsible for triggering ovulation. By suppressing LH, Norethisterone can prevent the release of an egg and delay the start of the menstrual period.

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Benefits of using Norethisterone

Norethisterone, which is only produced at a dose of 5mg,  is a useful medication for women who need to delay their menstrual period for a variety of reasons. For example, women who have an important event or travel plans during their period may choose to use the medication to delay their period until after the event. Norethisterone is also helpful for women who experience heavy or painful periods, as it can reduce the amount of bleeding and alleviate cramping.

Another benefit of using Norethisterone is that it is a safe and effective medication. It has been used for several decades to treat menstrual irregularities and has been studied extensively. There is a lot of evidence to support its use. However, like all medications, Norethisterone may cause side effects in some women. These side effects can include headaches, nausea, breast tenderness, and changes in mood. Women who experience these side effects should speak to their healthcare provider, or us, about adjusting their dosage or switching to a different medication.

You can download the Patient Information Leaflet here.

Risks and considerations

While Norethisterone 5mg is generally safe and effective, there are some risks and considerations to keep in mind. For example, women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should not use it as it can harm the developing fetus or be passed through breast milk. Women who have a history of blood clots or certain types of cancer may also be advised against using the medicine.

As always, it’s important to discuss this treatment with a qualified healthcare professional.

Helping you when you need it the most

As always, the Team at CH Barton are here to help. We can supply Norethisterone 5mg Tablets via a Patient Group Direction at a very affordable price. We’ll need to conduct a consultation first, so be sure to book in or speak to us over Live Chat now.

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This blog post was written on behalf of C & H Barton Pharmacy by Pharmacy Mentor.