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Utovlan Tablets

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Utovlan is a period delay tablet, containing the active ingredient norethisterone. It can delay periods for up to 17 days. One tablet should be taken three times a day, starting 3 days before the expected onset of period. 

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ABOUT Utovlan Tablets

What is Utovlan used for?

Utovlan is a period delay tablet which is used to postpone menstruation temporarily. It contains the active ingredient norethisterone 5mg. Norethisterone is an artificial version of progesterone, a hormone that plays a role in regulating periods.


How does Utovlan stop periods?

Utovlan works by mimicking progesterone so that a period does not occur. Progesterone levels change throughout the course of the monthly cycle. Towards the end of the cycle, progesterone levels drop. This causes the lining of the womb to break down and leave the body in what is known as a period. Utovlan mimics progesterone to avoid breaking down the lining of the womb, which stops periods.


How to take Utovlan

To delay your period, you should take one tablet three times a day, starting three days before the expected date of your period. This will ensure that progesterone levels stay elevated to avoid having a period.


How long can you take Utovlan for?

You can delay your period for up to 17 days using Utovlan. If you wish to delay your period for longer, you should consider taking a contraceptive pill.


Utovlan side effects

Utovlan is safe to take with most medication. You should consult your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • Aprepitant
  • Bosentan
  • Carbamazepine
  • Efavirenz
  • Eslicarbazepine
  • Foasprepitant
  • Fosphenytoin Sodium
  • Griseofulvin
  • Modafinil
  • Nevirapine
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Perampanel
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Primidone
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampicin
  • Ritonavir
  • Rufinamide
  • St John’s Wort
  • Sugammadex
  • Topiramate
  • Ulipristal Acetate
     

Utovlan interactions

Utovlan tablets are safe to take with most medication. You should consult your doctor if you are taking any of the following:

  • Aprepitant
  • Bosentan
  • Carbamazepine
  • Efavirenz
  • Eslicarbazepine
  • Foasprepitant
  • Fosphenytoin Sodium
  • Griseofulvin
  • Modafinil
  • Nevirapine
  • Oxcarbazepine
  • Perampanel
  • Phenobarbital
  • Phenytoin
  • Primidone
  • Rifabutin
  • Rifampicin
  • Ritonavir
  • Rufinamide
  • St John’s Wort
  • Sugammadex
  • Topiramate
  • Ulipristal Acetate
     

Warnings and precautions

You should not take Utovlan 5mg tablets if you have any of the following:

  • Allergy to norethisterone
  • History of liver problems or jaundice
  • History of an itchy rash when pregnant
  • Porphyria
  • History of bleeding that is unexplained
  • A high risk for developing blood clots (including family history)
     

You should speak to your doctor or pharmacist if you wish to take Utovlan and you suffer from:

  • Migraines
  • Asthma
  • Heart problems
  • Epilepsy
  • High blood pressure
  • Kidney problems 
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
     

Will I gain weight with Utovlan?

It is possible to gain weight with Utovlan. However, this is not the case for everyone. Weight gain is a side effect of Utovlan for some people. But weight gain is not a common side effect when it is used to delay periods.

Often the weight gained associated with Utovlan can be attributed to fluid retention and bloating. Hormonal changes can change the way that water is held in your body. 

Utovlan is a progesterone-based medication that can cause both weight loss and weight gain, depending on the woman using it.

If you are worried about Utovlan weight gain or gaining weight with Utovlan, you should speak to your GP about your concerns. It is unlikely that you will gain weight with Utovlan when using it to delay your periods. It is a short-term medication, used for a maximum of 17 days. Therefore, weight gain is unlikely to substantially impact you at this time.


What is the difference between Utovlan and Norethisterone?

There is no difference between Utovlan and Norethisterone. Both delay your period using Norethisterone medication. Norethisterone is the generic name for period delay medication. Utovlan is the branded version of the same drug and may cost more as it is a named brand.


Can you take Utovlan once your period has started?

Utovlan is only effective if it is taken 3 days before your expected period start date. It cannot stop your period once it has started.


Will Utovlan tablets stop you from getting pregnant?

Utovlan 5mg period delay tablets should not be used as a form of contraception.  If you delay your period by taking Utovlan tablets, you will not be protected against pregnancy. If you have unprotected sex whilst taking Utovlan tablets, you could become pregnant. Therefore, if you are sexually active and do not want to become pregnant, you should make sure you are protected against pregnancy whilst taking Utovlan.


Can you buy Utovlan tablets over the counter?

No, you cannot buy Utovlan over the counter. These tablets can only be bought with a prescription. Utovlan 5mg tablets may not be suitable for all women due to certain health risk factors. It is important that a doctor or pharmacist checks that Utovlan is safe for you before prescribing it.

You can safely buy Utovlan online from Chemist Click. You first need to complete a short online medical questionnaire for our pharmacists to review and check it is safe for you to take.


Utovlan reviews

You may find Utovlan reviews useful in deciding if this period delaying tablet is for you. Utovlan reviews can be a valuable resource that provides you with real users’ views. They often answer the questions you want answers to.

Chemist Click’s Utovlan period delay tablet reviews are from the independent review website, Trustpilot. Users typically find Utovlan an ‘effective product’ and ‘excellent for delaying periods’.


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Side-Effects

What are the side-effects of Utovlan?

Common side-effects include:

  • Menstrual cycle irregularities

Uncommon side-effects include

  • Breast Tenderness

If you experience any of the following, you should stop taking norethisterone and seek medical attention:

  • Wheezing
  • Difficulty breathing 
  • Swelling of the tongue or face
  • Swelling of the feet or hands
  • Rash
  • Sharp chest pain
  • Blood in your sputum
  • Shortness of breath
  • Palpitations
  • Headache 
  • Poor vision
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Numbness around your body 
  • Swelling of the ankle, foot or calf
  • Skin discolouration or skin that is warm to touch

Patient Information Leaflet

For more information about Utovlan Period Delay Tablets, take a look at the patient information leaflet below: 

 

Where can I find out more information about Utovlan?

To find out more information about Utovlan, visit the NHS website.

 

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Utovlan Tablets PRICES

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Medicine x30 Tablets (Up to 7 days delay) x60 Tablets (Up to 17 days delay)
Utovlan Tablets 5mg Tablets (Up to 7 days delay) 14.49
Utovlan Tablets 5mg Tablets (Up to 17 days delay) 23.99

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