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Does medication for postponing periods has any side effects? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Hello Dr. XXXXXXX !
User:I needed your help in 2 things
Doctor:Proceed with your query.
User:we have some function next week, so i wanted to postpone my periods. Is it safe to take postpone tablets?
User:my cousins had told me abt tht tablets and i had even taken them
Doctor:It has few side effects; but overall it is well tolerated by most people.
User:Does it affect concceiving ?
Doctor:You may experience a few symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, headache and so on. They will settle down after some time.
Doctor:You should also expect to have some heavy bleeding when the period does begin at a later stage.
Doctor:The medications does not affect chances of conceiving.
Doctor:Have you followed?
User:oh ok
User:followed :)
Doctor:Do you have any more questions?
User:When i had taken tht before i din't experience any vomiting n all, but it increase the back pain during periods time
User:How many days before the periods date should it be taken? and for how long does it postpone?
Doctor:Back pain, increased frequency of urination and so are also part of the symptoms.
User:can name few brands ?
Doctor:Period occurs when one stops the medications.
User:oh ok
Doctor:In simple terms, you take them as long as you wish not to have period.
Doctor:The longer you take, the more side effects and more heavy bleeding you would have.
Doctor:For best results, the medications are usually started 2-3 days before the due dates.
Doctor:Primolut N is one such brand available in India for delaying period.
User:Could also suggest some altrnative? incase the med doesn't have it
Doctor:If you are planning to take such pills, it is recommend that you take them in the right doses and frequency after consulting a gynecologist.
User:oh ok
Doctor:Primolut N and other similar drugs are basically hormonal drug. They do not cause much side effects when taken as prescribed by a gynecologist.
User:ok doctor
Doctor:When used inappropriately it can have other effects including disturbing your succeeding periods.
Doctor:Therefore I recommend you not to use them without a prescription from gynecologist.
Doctor:Hope you take my advice.
Doctor:Do you have any doubts?
User:definitely will take it :)
User:no doubts :)
Doctor:I appreciate.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:Another question doctor
User:My nostrils have become very dry
User:there is slight bleeding in the walls because of cracks
User:I clean them everyday while bathing and dry with cotton
User:this dryness has not gone at all. it's there for more than 2 weeks now
User:I thought it could be becoz of body heat
User:so consumed lots of buttermilk, coconut ater
Doctor:Dry nostrils is associated with roomy nostril, use of certain medications or rarely due to some minor infection.
Doctor:I would suggest you to use saline nasal drops (Nasoclear solution/spray) twice or thrice a day.
Doctor:Reconsider any medication if you are taking including nasal drops.
User:ok Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:If the dryness does not improve, consider visiting an ENT surgeon for clinical examination.
Doctor:I would like to rule out nasal conditions such as deviated nasal septum or shrunken turbinates.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:no more queries Dr. Thank you very for your help !
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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