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Utovlan 5mg Tablets

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⭐For occasional use
⭐Able to delay periods for up to 17 days 
⭐Active ingredient is Norethisterone 5mg

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Utovlan Tablets PRICES

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

About Utovlan Tablets

Key points

  • Prevents the breakdown of the womb lining, stopping periods
  • Stops periods for up to 17 days
  • Periods usually resume a few days after discontinuing medication


Buy Utovlan online

You can buy Utovlan tablets online, to stop periods temporarily. Complete a short online consultation, to ensure that treatment is suitable. All orders are dispatched in discreet packaging from our UK pharmacy.

What is Utovlan used for?

Utovlan is a synthetic form of progesterone, a hormone involved in regulating the menstrual cycle. Utovlan 5mg is used as a period delay medication. Additionally, Utovlan is prescribed for conditions such as endometriosis, heavy menstrual bleeding, or dysmenorrhea (painful periods).

How does Utovlan work?

Progesterone levels naturally fluctuate during the menstrual cycle. Towards the cycle's end, declining progesterone levels prompt the breakdown of the womb lining, leading to menstruation. Utovlan works by maintaining elevated progesterone levels, preventing the breakdown of the womb lining and subsequent bleeding.

Utovlan dosage instructions

To delay your period, take one tablet, three times a day, beginning three days before your period is due.

Important note: If you miss a tablet, take it as soon as you remember. However, if it's almost time for your next dose, do not double up on tablets to compensate for the missed one.

Can you take Utovlan on the first day of your period?

No, you must begin taking Utovlan tablets three days prior to the onset of your period for them to be effective. Taking it on the first day is too late for it to stop your period.

Utovlan side effects

Side effects of Utovlan include:

  • Period irregularities such as bleeding or spotting 
  • Feeling sick
  • Breast tenderness
  • Feeling tired
  • Bloating
  • Lower libido
  • Headache


Read the patient information leaflet supplied with your medication for a full list of side effects.

Utovlan warnings

Consult your doctor if you have:

  • Epilepsy
  • Migraines
  • Heart issues
  • Asthma
  • Kidney issues

Utovlan and pregnancy

Do not use Utovlan if you are pregnant or if there is a possibility of pregnancy, as it may lead to birth defects.

Utovlan and breastfeeding

Utovlan is safe to use when breastfeeding.

Utovlan interactions

Utovlan can interact with the following:

  • Medication used to treat epilepsy
  • Some antibiotics such as doxycycline and rifampicin
  • Some antivirals, e.g. HIV medication
  • Anticancer medication
  • Aminoglutethimide
  • Ciclosporin, used to suppress the immune system
  • Some pain killers e.g. ibuprofen, naproxen
  • Some medicine which is used to treat high blood pressure

Utovlan ingredients

Active ingredient: Norethisterone 5mg

Inactive ingredients: Lactose monohydrate, polyvidone, maize starch, and magnesium stearate

Utovlan alternatives

Utovlan vs Norethisterone

  • Norethisterone is the generic version of norethisterone
  • They are both medically equivalent
  • Norethisterone is cheaper than Utovlan


  1. British National Formulary. (n.d.). Norethisterone. Retrieved February 26, 2024, from

  2. NHS UK. (n.d.). How can I delay my period? Retrieved February 26, 2024, from

No, Utovlan requires a prescription from a qualified healthcare professional.  

No, Utovlan is unable to stop your period once it has begun.

No, Utovlan is not prescribed on the NHS.

Around 2-3 days after stopping Utovlan. 

No, Utovlan is not a contraceptive pill.

Yes, there is no interaction between alcohol and Utovlan.  

Product Reviews For Utovlan 5mg Tablets

Summary For Utovlan 5mg Tablets

Medication class Progestin
Mechanism of action Stops the lining of the womb from breaking down and causing a bleed
Active ingredient Utovlan
Strength 5mg
Effective within 3 days
Dosage instructions Take one tablet, three times a day, starting three days before period is due
Manufacturer Pfizer
Use with alcohol No known interaction


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