What is Norethisterone?
Norethisterone is a female hormone tablet used to control, regulate or delay a woman’s menstrual cycle.
How does Norethisterone work?
Norethisterone is one of a group of medicines called ‘progestogens’. Progestogens are similar to the natural female hormone progesterone, which can have an effect on a woman’s menstrual cycle.
Benefits of taking Norethisterone
Using Norethisterone can provide women with relief or control in regards to their menstrual cycle, particularly for women who experience heavy painful or irregular periods.
It can also be used to treat premenstrual tension (PMT), as well as delaying your next period for times such as holidays. Norethisterone can also be effective in treating more serious conditions like endometriosis and breast cancer, making it a highly effective, multi-use drug.
You should take one Norethisterone pill to postpone periods three times daily, starting three days before your period is due. Continue taking tablets to stop your period until you wish to start again. Your period should come within two to three days after stopping Norethisterone. You should not use Norethisterone to stop your period once started.
If you miss a dose, take it as soon as you remember, unless your next tablet is nearly due, in which case skip the missed dose and take the next dose at the normal time. You may find that if a dose is late or missed, you experience some light bleeding or spotting. It is therefore advised that you have some panty liners or similar if needed.
1 pack (30 tablets) = 7 days period delay
2 packs (60 tablets) = 17 days period delay
Please ensure you read the patient information leaflet enclosed with your Norethisterone pills for a full list of side effects. It is important that you stop taking Norethisterone tablets immediately and see your GP if you experience a rise in blood pressure, jaundice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), or migraines.
5mg of norethisterone is the active ingredient.
The inactive ingredients are lactose, maize starch and magnesium stearate.
Please Note: Different brands of generic Norethisterone could contain different inactive ingredients than those listed here.