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Norethisterone Tablet 5mg

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Norethisterone 5mg tablets are brought to you by our Online Doctor service to help delay the menstruation cycle in women. These tablets may help to delay your period and are typically taken a few days before it is due to start. In order to qualify for this item you will need to complete a medical questionnaire which will be approved by our qualified doctor.

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Norethisterone 5mg tablets have been developed to help women temporarily delay their menstruation cycles. This treatment can be used if a special occasion, important meeting or holiday would make it preferable to delay your period.

The active ingredient, norethisterone belongs to a group of medicines called progestogens which work by acting on the receptors in the body to mime or exaggerate the effects of the natural hormone, progesterone.

As well as helping to delay periods, norethisterone tablets may be used to treat or prevent:

  • Abnormal or unexpected bleeding from the uterus
  • Symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome which occur before a period including breast pain, headache, migraine, water retention and mood disturbances
  • Painful or heavy periods
  • Endometriosis
  • Certain types of breast cancer

Please note, this treatment is not suitable for anyone with a history of thrombosis.

This treatment can be obtained through our Online Doctor service. Simply add to basket and head to the checkout to begin your consultation.

The typical dose of norethisterone 5mg is 3 tablets per day, starting 3 days before your period is due. The uncoated tablets should be taken with water. The tablets should be taken whole and not divided or crushed.

Please do not take more norethisterone than prescribed.

Take Norethisterone 5mg tablets exactly as your doctor has told you. If you are unclear on how to take this medicine, please check with your doctor or pharmacist.

Please note, like all medicine, norethisterone 5mg tablets can cause side effects – although this does not apply to everyone who has taken them. Side effects are usually temporary with continued treatment or disappear when you stop tacking the medicine.

Before taking your medicine please read the patient information leaflet in detail to acquaint yourself with the potential side effects.

If you have any questions or concerns, please speak to your GP in the first instance. Alternatively, contact our Online Clinic team for further assistance.

Please read all packaging before taking norethisterone 5mg tablets.

Norethisterone Tablet 5mg -  Like many medicines, Norethisterone may cause side effects in some patients, although not everybody gets them. If you experience any of the following, you should contact your doctor immediately:

  • swelling of the face and wheezing, which may be caused by a severe allergic reaction
  • thrombosis (a blood clot in a leg or the lungs), particularly with high doses
  • changes in liver function or jaundice (yellowing of skin and whites of eyes)
  • migraine
  • significant rise in blood pressure which may cause persistent headaches

 You may need to stop your Norethisterone Tablets if any of the above side effects occur.


Other side effects include -



  • breakthrough bleeding, particularly when treatment is continuous over a long period
  • your periods may stop, or become irregular, prolonged or heavy
  • spotting may be experienced
  • breast changes, including breast discomfort
  • ovarian cysts
  • changes in sex drive
  • pre-menstrual (pre-period) symptoms



  • feeling sick or being sick
  • stomach ache 


  • acne
  • allergic skin rashes
  • itching
  • discoloration of the skin


  • swelling due to fluid retention
  • weight gain
  • appetite changes
  • headache
  • dizziness
  • depression
  • drowsiness, tiredness
  • sleeplessness
  • high blood sugar
  • fever


  • worsening of vision in patients who are short sighted
  • minor eye changes which may cause difficulties if you wear contact lenses


If you take Norethisterone Tablets for a long time -

If you need to take the tablets for a long time, you may get breakthrough bleeding or an increase in body hair might occur.


If you suffer from migraine or epilepsy –

If you suffer from migraine or epilepsy, you may find that your condition worsens


If you are due to have surgery to your abdomen or limbs -

If you are due to have surgery in the future you may be asked to stop your Norethisterone Tablets four to six weeks beforehand to help prevent a thrombosis.


If any of the side effects gets serious, or if you notice any side effects not listed in this leaflet, please tell your doctor or pharmacist immediately.


Each of the film-coated tablets contains 5mg of norethisterone.

Other ingredients include:

Lactose, maize starch and magnesium stearate.

Norethisterone Tablet 5mg
4.7 stars

I got this from my GP due to spotting on the contraceptive implant and it worked straight away and didnt have any problems it does what it says.would recommed to anyone

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