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how do i use Primolut N to delay periods?

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Dear Doctor,
I would like to delay my periods and have been precribed Primolut N 5 mg 2 tablets daily. How long before my periods do I need to start taking these tablets? and can I take one a day? Also is there a difference between Promolut N and Provera 5 mg( which I was prescribed earlier once a day, 10 days before the start of my period)? My periods did not get delayed with that and I started right on time ( 2 of Mar 2012) and continued for about 7 days. My next scheduled period day is the 29 of March. What are the chances of it starting earlier without taking any delay periods. The reason I ask is that I am flying on the 25th of March and would not like my period to occur then. I have taken Primolout N earlier but do not remember the dosage then or how soon before the period I need to take it. Can you please advice?

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replied March 16th, 2012
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The pills prescribed for postponement of periods should be started atleast 5-7 days before the scheduled/expected period date for them to effectively prevent periods from starting. Take the tablets as prescribed by your treating doctor/gynecologist. Continue to take them for as long as you wish to postpone periods. The periods should start within 5-7 days of stopping the pill intake. Visit your doctor/gynecologist for further clarification and assistance. The Provera tablets (progestogen medroxyprogesterone acetate) usually do not help with delaying periods. It can be used to induce periods. Primolut-N (Norethisterone) tablets are effective in delaying/postponing periods provided they are taken at right time and right dosage.
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