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Dosage and intervals at which Norethisterone tablets can be taken? When to start contraceptive pill?

How often do i take the Norethisterone tablets in a day? I know it is 3 times a day but how long should i wait after I have taken one? or do i take the 3 tablets at the same time? Also when should i start the contraceptive pill If i plan on using Norethisterone as i am going on holiday on wednesday and really do not want to be on my period, and my period is over a week late which is annoying as i do not know when to take Norethisterone because usually you take it 2-3 days before your period, but mine is late so therefor i cannot predict when it will arrive, and i want to be able to be protected from getting pregnant in the holiday as i am going with my fiance.
Asked On : Wed, 27 Mar 2013
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thanks for the query.

To get its actual effect, norethisterone tablets should be taken at least 48 hrs prior to due date of menses.So, you may not get the desired effect now if you start bleeding before its effect starts.

Still you may try it with a chance of positive thought .It should be taken 3 times daily means morning, afternoon and at bed time and not all the tablets consecutively.

For contraceptive effect, any hormonal pill is effective only if it is started on day 1 of cycle. As of now, you should use barrier contraceptive method for protection.

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