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    Suggest medication to postpone period

Posted on Fri, 27 May 2016 in Women's Health
Question: Hi, i am breast feeding my son and would wish to postpone my period. Could you please advise the tablet i need to take
Answered by Dr. S Patra 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Norethisterone pill should be taken to postpone period.

Detailed Answer:

Thanks for writing to us. Followings are my comments:

1) I can suggest you to take Norethisterone pill 5 mg twice daily, at least 3 days prior to expected date of period. You can take it as long as you want to postpone your period (max 1 week).

2) There is NO effect on breastfeeding if you have taken those pills. You will get your period like withdrawal bleeding within 5-7 days after stopping them.

Hope, I have answered your query. Wish your good health and take care.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Naveen Kumar
Follow up: Dr. S Patra 30 minutes later
Norethisterone , i understand norethisterone suppresses milk supply.. Can i use a progestrone tablet instead?
Answered by Dr. S Patra 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
You can use progesterone tab.

Detailed Answer:

Welcome back again.

1) Norethisterone may suppress the production of breast milk and alter the composition of the breast milk. However, its percentage is less than 5% if it is taken for long term period.

2) Norethisterone itself is a progesterone tablet. Therefore, same group of drug will effect same functionality.

Hope, it helps for your information. Good luck and take care.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
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