Norethisterone should only be used by women not currently taking contraceptive pills. It is important to realise Norethisterone is not a form of contraception and will not prevent pregnancy. Neither does Norethisterone protect you from STIs.
How to use Norethisterone
Norethisterone should be taken 3 times a day. Take your first tablet 4 to 5 days before your period would start and continue as long as you wish to your period delay to last. Norethisterone should only be taken occasionally, you should allow several normal periods to occur after you have used Norethisterone. Norethisterone should not be used more frequently than once every 4 months.
Contraindications for the use of Norethisterone
when you are allergic to one or more of Norethisterone’s ingredients
when you are pregnant
when you suffer from problems related to fluid retention (epilepsy, asthma etc.)
when you have a history of heart disease
The risk of several other conditions might also increase by the use of Norethisterone. You can find more information on Norethisterone on the patient information leaflet which you should always read before taking any form of medication.