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Will meprate tablet help in postponing periods? When to start taking it?

Hi Doctor, need a help. I got my period s last month on 2nd November. My marriage is on 5th dec and i should not have periods from 3rd december. if i take medicine from 30th december . will it help? I m going to take Meprate - a single tablet a day. Will it help me to postpone my periods? Please give ur advice. Thank u
Asked On : Mon, 3 Dec 2012
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Mar 2013
Thanks for writing to us with your health concern.
What is the normal length of your menstrual cycle ?
Generally, you should start taking Meprate 3 - 4 days before your expected period dates.
Then you should continue taking it as long as you do not wish to menstruate.
After stopping Meprate, you would have a withdrawal bleed within 5 - 7 days at the maximum.
Also, the dosage of Meprate depends on your body weight and a lot of other factors.
If you are under 60 kg, then one tablet a day should be taken, else you should take twice the dosage.
Also, if it is not an emergency, it is not advisable to meddle with your normal cycles, as it can lead to irregular cycles for a short term.
However, it has no long term effects.
Meprate when taken correctly and consistently is quite effective in postponement of periods.
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