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Delay in periods, prescribed norethisterone. What is its function?

my period is late for 6days. i met doctor and she gave norethisterone 5mg for 6 tablet per day. but she gave dose to me for take in 5 days. i want to know why she gave me that medication? what s the function to my condition? is it help me to get period? like i read all the article about norethisterone is to delay period. i dont understand.
Asked On : Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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HELLO Madam,
Well norethisterone is a progesterone hormone which can be given for what we call a withdrawal bleeding , though medroxyprogesterone acetate is a better alternative.But i am little confused about the daily dosage you have mentioned since 5 to 10 mg daily for five days can suffice.You need to wait for another 10 to 15 days after completion of the drug, to get periods. But first you need to do a urine pregnancy test if you are married before taking that drug.
good luck.
Answered: Mon, 22 Oct 2012
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