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Utovlan

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Utovlan is a medication which delays your period. The active substance in Utovlan is the hormone norethisterone. You need to begin treatment three days prior to the first day of your period (as you expect it) in order for Utovlan to work. Your period will return within three days of finishing your course.

To buy Utovlan tablets you need a prescription. You can obtain a prescription and treatment using our convenient online service. Fill in our brief medical questionnaire and indicate your preferred treatment.

Our online doctor review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

Utovlan - 10 days £29
Utovlan - 20 days £45
Utovlan - 30 days £59

Prices include prescription and delivery.

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About Utovlan

How does Utovlan work?

The active substance in Utovlan is the hormone norethisterone. It is also sometimes used in contraceptive pills and it is the synthetic version of a hormone which naturally occurs in the body. When you take Utovlan to delay your period, norethisterone keeps your progesterone level high enough to prevent the onset of your period.

Utovlan is also prescribed to treat heavy periods or painful periods, breast cancer and edometriosis. Please note, that Superdrug Online Doctor only prescribes Utovlan as a period delay pill. The tablets do not prevent pregnancy, so it is important that you use protection while taking them.

How to take Utovlan

You need to take Utovlan three times a day, in the morning, around midday and in the evening. Each dose consists of one 5mg tablet. You should try to take it at the same time every day. If you forget a dose, take the next Utovlan tablet at the correct time without doubling the dose.

Treatment needs to start three days before the day you expect your monthly bleeding to begin. We offer packs of 30, 60 and 90 pills so you can delay your period by 10, 20 or 30 days. You should experience your next period within three days after you have finished your treatment with Utovlan. If you do not experience any bleeding, you should visit a doctor and find out whether you are pregnant.

Do not take Utovlan, if:

  • you are allergic to norethisterone, any other ingredient in Utovlan or any other progesterone
  • you are pregnant
  • you have or have had unexplained vaginal bleeding (other than a normal period)
  • you or members of your family have a history of blood clots or thrombosis
  • you have or have had liver problems
  • you have had a heart attack or angina
  • you have ever suffered from jaundice or a rash called pemphigoid gestationis during pregnancy
  • you have ever experienced pruritus (an itchy rash all over your body)
  • you have the blood disease porphyria

Tell your doctor, if you:

  • suffer from epilepsy
  • suffer from migraines
  • have asthma
  • have heart problems
  • have kidney problems

Your doctor needs to know about these medical conditions, as Utovlan may not be suitable for you.

Utovlan Side Effects

Some women experience side effects while delaying their period with Utovlan. The frequency with which certain side effects occur is unknown but most women find that Utovlan does not cause any problems.

The following side effects can occur:

  • bleeding or spotting between periods
  • unusual vaginal bleeding
  • changes in vaginal discharge
  • cervical erosions (may show in a smear test)
  • breast pain or tenderness
  • discharge from the breast
  • headaches, dizziness and confusion
  • problems concentrating, euphoria or sleepiness, visual disturbances
  • fatigue, difficulty sleeping
  • stomach problems such as being sick, feeling sick, constipation or diarrhoea
  • dry mouth
  • liver problems
  • jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin)
  • changes to your metabolism (altered blood levels of sugar and blood)
  • worsening of existing diabetes
  • side effects affecting your heart and lungs, such as blood clots and palpitations
  • side effects showing on your skin, such as increased body hair and acne
  • water retention
  • bloating
  • swelling of hands and ankles
  • changes in appetite
  • changes in sex drive
For a complete list of all warnings and side effects, read the Utovlan patient leaflet.

Stop taking Utovlan immediately if you experience:


  • itchy skin rash
  • facial swelling, may involve the tongue
  • swelling of the hands and feet
  • wheezing
  • feeling faint
  • breathing problems

If you experience any of these symptoms, you may be suffering an allergic reaction. Seek medical help immediately.

Utovlan and blood clots

Utovlan can increase your risk of developing a blood clot or thrombosis. Stop taking the tablets and visit your local doctor or Accident and Emergency unit immediately if you experience:

  • a sudden pain in your chest
  • coughing blood
  • shortness of breath
  • rapid heart beat
  • unusually long or severe headache
  • visual disturbances
  • difficulty speaking
  • fainting or collapse
  • weakness or feeling numb
  • pain, swelling or tenderness of your calf or foot
  • purple discolouration of the skin
These symptoms can be signs of a blood clot and must not be ignored.

Drug Interactions

Utovlan interacts with some types of medication. Tell your prescribing doctor if you are taking any prescription or non-prescription medication. You must also make sure you mention medicines you have recently taken, including herbal and homeopathic remedies.

Utovlan interacts with:

  • some medications used to treat epilepsy
  • certain medications used to treat cancer
  • antiviral medications used to treat HIV
  • some antibiotics, including tetracyclines, rifampicin and co-trimoxazole
  • the herbal remedy St. John’s Wort
  • Aminoglutethimide (a medication used to treat Cushing’s Syndrome)
  • Ciclosporin (a medication used to suppress the immune system)
  • certain painkillers and anti inflammatory drugs
  • certain high blood pressure medications