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When do periods start after taking Regestrone tablets?

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Posted on Wed, 23 Jul 2014
Question: Hello Doctor!
I want to postpone my period. One of my friends suggested me to take Regestrone tablets. I want to know after taking regestrone tablets this month, will the periods take place on shifted date or the original date? Or is there a way to prepone it?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
On shifted date.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for trusting us with your health concern.
Regestrone tablets contain the active ingredient norethisterone, which is a synthetic hormone similar to the naturally occurring sex hormone, progesterone. This medication is used to prolong the periods in women who are not pregnant.
It should be started at least five days before the expected date of your periods as these medicines take at least 72 hours to produce their complete effect.
You need to continue these tablets until the date for which you want your periods to be postponed. Next periods will happen 28 days after this new period date.
I would advise you to consult your gynecologist who after ruling out all the contraindicating factors will prescribe you the agent best for you.
For preponing the periods hormonal preparations are given for a week to 10 days before depending for how long you want to prepone the period.
Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have.
Wishing you good health.
Regards.
Dr. Rakhi Tayal.
For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (9 hours later)
Thank you doctor for the detailed explanation. Your reply is very helpful to me. I would further want to know if there could be side effects? For how long you would suggest me to take this tablet? And by any chance, is there a possibility for periods to come before 28 days in next month?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (6 hours later)
Brief Answer:
mild side effects.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
Thanks for writing again.
There can be mild side effects like nausea vomiting weight gain breast heaviness headache etc. You can take these tablets for 14 days at a stretch.
The periods can come 2-3 days before 28 days in case you have a history of menstrual irregularities earlier.
Hope my answer is helpful.
Do accept my answer in case there are no further queries.
Regards.

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rakhi Tayal (43 minutes later)
Thank you so much for your reply. Kindly suggest me its intake on daily basis. Are there some precautions also that should be taken during the course?
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Answered by Dr. Rakhi Tayal (7 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Details below.

Detailed Answer:
Hello.
You can take a single tablet 5 mg twice a day and start at least 5 days before the expected date of your periods. Continue it for 14 days and then stop taking it. You will have your periods in next 3-4 days.
No special precautions are needed. Avoid taking any other medicines to avoid any interactions.
Regards.
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Brief Answer: On shifted date. Detailed Answer: Hello, Thanks for trusting us with your health concern. Regestrone tablets contain the active ingredient norethisterone, which is a synthetic hormone similar to the naturally occurring sex hormone, progesterone. This medication is used to prolong the periods in women who are not pregnant. It should be started at least five days before the expected date of your periods as these medicines take at least 72 hours to produce their complete effect. You need to continue these tablets until the date for which you want your periods to be postponed. Next periods will happen 28 days after this new period date. I would advise you to consult your gynecologist who after ruling out all the contraindicating factors will prescribe you the agent best for you. For preponing the periods hormonal preparations are given for a week to 10 days before depending for how long you want to prepone the period. Please feel free to discuss further. I will be glad to answer the follow up queries that you have. Wishing you good health. Regards. Dr. Rakhi Tayal. For future query, you can directly approach me through my profile URL http://bit.ly/Dr-Rakhi-Tayal