Who can take period delay tablets?
You need a prescription to take period delay tablets. This is because period delay tablets may not be safe or suitable for everyone.
For instance, you should not take period delay tablets if you:
- are allergic to any ingredients in the tablets
- are pregnant or think you might be
- have or have had unexplained vaginal bleeding
- have issues with blood clots (or there are issues within your family)
- have or have had a heart attack or angina
- have liver problems
- have had Issues in pregnancy with jaundice or an itchy rash known as pemphigoid gestationis
- have ever had severe generalised itching all over your body known as pruritus
- have a condition called porphyria
You must tell your doctor if you have:
- heart problems
- kidney problems
Some medicines interact with period delay tablets and may make them less effective. Always tell your doctor if you are taking any other medicines, including herbal supplements before taking period delay tablets.
You must tell your doctor if you are taking medication for:
- Pain medication such as NSAIDS
This is because these medications for these conditions may interact with period delay tablets.
Can you take period delay tablets when pregnant?
No, you cannot take period delay tablets if you are pregnant or trying for a baby.
Can you take period delay tablets while breastfeeding?
Talk to your doctor about alternative ways of delaying your period or feeding your baby if you did decide to take period delay tablets.
Can you drink alcohol when taking period delay tablets?
You can drink alcohol when taking period delay tablets. If you drink too much and vomit (be sick) within 2 hours of taking a tablet, it will not have been absorbed into your system. Drinking can also affect your ability to remember to take period delay tablets as prescribed.
Can you take paracetamol with period delay tablets?
Yes, you can take painkillers such as paracetamol and ibuprofen while taking period delay tablets.
Can you take antibiotics with period delay tablets?
You should tell your doctor that you are taking period delay tablets if you are prescribed antibiotics. This is because some antibiotics interact with period delay tablets.
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