Norethisterone (Eg,. Primolut N tablets) is a synthetic hormone similar âto the naturally occurring sex âhormone, progesterone. This medication is used to prolong the periods âin women who are not âpregnant. â
The maximum number of days, this medication can be taken at a stretch is about 10-14 days. The âmedication is initiated about 3 days before the expected period and withdrawal bleeding occurs 3-4 âdays after stopping the pill. â
Hence you should consult your doctor for proper advice, before trying this medication for more than 14 days.
With regarding to interactions with your current medications: - Medications like sulfatrim - can cause reduced action of norethisterone, and they induce its âmetabolism by the liver. In addition patients with renal impairment , and on antihypertensives ââ(Avapro) should be cautious while taking this medication. â
In case, you do prefer to avoid pregnancy, and postpone the monthly bleeding use of progestogen-ââestrogen combinations is preferred, because the occurrence of a pregnancy is virtually ruled out by ââthe inhibition of ovulation by such medications. â
You might consult your doctor who can prescribe you a proper hormonal combination medication that ââcan act as a contraceptive as well as postpone your periods. â
I hope this helps.â
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