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Norethisterone tablets and its dosage - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, I have been prescribed norethisterone by my doctor to postpone my period, i took one tablet this morning and then came on my period this afternoon - is this normal?
If i continue to take them, will my period then stop? i am going on holiday on friday and my period normally lasts for a week. Should i continue to take them to stop my period? Or is it too late now? Thank You
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   Hi
Doctor :   Dr XXX here
User :   thank you - i just want to know about norethisterone tablets
User :   my period was due next monday
User :   and i am going on holiday on friday
Doctor :   No , now the medicine will not work
User :   i started taking the tablets this morning, but have come on my period this afternoon, a week early. Will the tablets stop my period
User :   Will it stop my period?
Doctor :   you might have started in wrong time that is in much later time of period
Doctor :   no, it will not stop the period
User :   will it reduce the time
User :   the length of my period?
Doctor :   not at all
User :   so should i continue with them?
Doctor :   the tab contains the hormone which will prevent ovulation and or postpone the period
Doctor :   i see there is no need in continuing the medicine
Doctor :   you can stop it
Doctor :   it shuld have been started around the 12th day of the period to achieve the goal
User :   but my period came early
User :   so it was due next monday
User :   theoretically i did not need to take them until wednesay
Doctor :   oh, then there was need of starting the tab around 10th day
Doctor :   actually the time of the tab will be based on the regularity and the duration of the periods
User :   so what should i do now
User :   because it was not due until next week, but has started a week early
Doctor :   now you cannot stop the period by using the Norethisteron but you can reduce the severity of the bleed
User :   ok
User :   shall i continue to take them?
Doctor :   by taking a tab containing ETHAMSYLATE 500mg
Doctor :   no, stop the norethisteron
Doctor :   are you from US ?
User :   no the uk
Doctor :   ok, give a minute i will find a brand name for the medicine i mentioned
User :   ok thank you
User :   its going to ruin my holiday !!
Doctor :   its Tab ETAMCIP 500 mg , you can take two tab of it a day after food
Doctor :   this will reduce the bleeding and the discomfort
User :   ok
Doctor :   to some extent
User :   does the doctor need to prescribe this?
Doctor :   Its an OTC
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   what does OTC mean?
Doctor :   OVER THE COUNTER given without prescription
User :   o really.
User :   so i can take that on its own
Doctor :   yes,
User :   does that stop my period alone?
Doctor :   it will reduce not stop completely
User :   ok
Doctor :   thanks for consulting, kindly provide your feed back
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