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Side effects of taking tablets for postponing periods - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Menstruation and Miscarriage
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User :   Hi,
I am 28 year old female. My periods usually fall between 30th-2nd of every month. There is a family function on 2-5th for which i want to avoid being in periods. I wanted to understand natural and medicinal ways to either post-pone or advance my periods.
1. Can you suggest tablets or natural ways to either postpone or advance my periods?
2. Do these have side effects? Which is less harmful - postponing or advancing?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello doctor. can you help me with my query?
Doctor :   Please give me a minute I am reading
Doctor :   1) You can get medication to postpone periods
Doctor :   2) I am not sure about the natural ways
Doctor :   3) Any medications will have certain side effects
Doctor :   But those are tolerable
User :   are there any tablets for preponing periods?
Doctor :   No
User :   ok.. how many days before 30th should i start taking the tablets for postponing? and how many days should i take?
Doctor :   You have to take the medicines till the time you want the periods to happen
Doctor :   Once you stop the medicine, you will have the period
Doctor :   Sorry please read it as 'Start' instead of happen
User :   so on which date should teh tablets be started? 30th or before?
Doctor :   It is safe to start couple of days earlier to the expected date of period
User :   ok.. can you suggest a name for the tablet?
Doctor :   PRIMOLUT
User :   how many times a day?
User :   and what can be side effects?
Doctor :   One tablet a day
Doctor :   Side effects include nausea, abdominal pain and bloating
Doctor :   If you have them, it is better to stop the medicine and see a doctor
User :   ok.. but no long lasting side effects?
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   I think you better take Tab PRIMOLUT - N, 5 mg,
User :   ok. thank you.
Doctor :   Is there anything else I can help you with it?
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