Period delay pill

Periods are a natural and healthy part of life, but we've all had those moments when we wish they wouldn't come. There are several options for delaying your period for a holiday or special event, including using a norethisterone-based drug. Norethisterone is a synthetic progestogen that mimics the progesterone hormone that we generate naturally. The level of progesterone hormone drops throughout a menstrual cycle, causing your uterine lining to shed and your period to occur.

Most women can safely take norethisterone on an occasional basis, but it is not suggested to use it to postpone your period on a regular basis. Women who have had liver tumours, breast cancer, a history of jaundice during pregnancy, or significant vascular disease should not use it. Low mood, acne, breast soreness, fluid retention, and libido loss are all possible adverse effects for women.

If you are pregnant or believe you might be, if you are nursing, if you have abnormal vaginal bleeding that hasn't been evaluated by a doctor, or if you have a known, suspected, or previous history of genital or breast cancer, you should avoid taking the medicine (unless you have been prescribed norethisterone to treat breast cancer).

Request Treatment

This service allows you to request a treatment from our doctors. You will be asked a series of questions related to the treatment, after which you will be asked to pay a fee of €20. To proceed, select the required dosage and click on "Start Consultation".

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Before we prescribe you the required medication, we would like to check if this product is suitable for you. Once you fill in the questionnaire, one of our doctors will assess the answers. It will only take you up to 5 minutes to fill in the questionnaire. Once completed our doctors will assess the request and send the prescription directly to the pharmacy of your choice. Our prescriptions can be used in any Irish pharmacy. We offer a 100% refund if our doctors do not deem you suitable for this service.

We kindly ask you to be honest when you provide your answers. Contact your GP if you are unsure or need to verify any information.

Please note that this therapy is not a contraceptive, and you will still need to protect yourself from pregnancy using another technique, such as condoms, while taking it.

If our doctors deem that we cannot prescribe the medication safely via online consultation, then you will receive a full refund and the assessing doctor will give your further advise.

Please confirm that you are 18 years or above and the prescription request is for yourself only.

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Informed Consent

If you're travelling (flying), be warned that taking this prescription increases your chance of getting blood clots in your legs or lungs, which can be deadly. Please wear flight stockings and try to do activities involving physical movements and exercises throughout the journey to lessen this risk. Do you agree that you are aware of the risks associated with flying?.

  • I completely understand all of the questions and information presented. I shall contact Eirdoc if I am unsure about any part of the service before proceeding.
  • I am aware of the treatment's adverse effects, efficacy, and alternatives; and I am aware of the necessity of informing my GP about any drugs or advice I may obtain from this service so that they can continue to offer safe medical care.
  • I have answered honestly and supplied complete and correct information that matches my current medical history and information, allowing the doctor to assess and advise me securely.
  • I understand and am aware of the treatment's adverse effects, efficacy, and alternatives.
  • I understand that my GP needs to know about the any drug or advise obtained via this online platform to continue safe medical care.
  • I have read, understand, and agreed to the most recent terms and conditions, as well as the privacy policy.
Prescription Delivery
You will be contacted to arrange the home delivery. Orders usually take 1-2 working days to be delivered anywhere in the Republic of Ireland.
Delivery charges are as follows (to be paid when you are contacted to arrange the delivery):
Orders over €40: €2.95
Orders under €40: €4.95