Period delay pill

If you want to delay your period to avoid it coinciding with a special event, wedding or holiday, we can prescribe you Norethisterone. This needs to be started 3 days before your expected period, and can be used to delay your period for up to 17 days. This is a safe, effective pill that's available for in-store collection only.

If you want to delay your period to avoid it coinciding with a special event, wedding or holiday, we can prescribe you Norethisterone. This needs to be started 3 days before your expected period, and can be used to delay your period for up to 17 days. This is a safe, effective pill that's available for in-store collection only.

About period delay

  • How period delay pills work

    Our period delay treatment Norethisterone is a synthetic version of the female hormone progesterone. It works by mimicking your natural progesterone levels, keeping them raised which stops your womb lining from shedding and delays your period.

  • Side effects

    Norethisterone when taken for period delay may cause side effects including breast tenderness, nausea (feeling sick), headache or disturbances in mood. The treatment should not be used if you have a history of blood clots.

  • Not a contraceptive measure

    As Norethisterone does not act as a contraception when taken for perid delay, it is important to consider if you need alternative contraception such as condoms. However Norethisterone should not be used if you are already taking the combined pill. In this case, you could take two packs of combined contraceptive pills back to back to skip a period, this will vary depending on the type of combined pill you use.

  • Our period delay clinic

    Request the pack size you require and complete your consultation questionnaire. We will use this information to assess whether Norethisterone is safe and suitable for you to take. This treatment is only available for collection at a LloydsPharmacy, but same-day collection is available if you order in time.

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