In cases where it may be inconvenient to have your period when it is due, for example if you have a holiday, wedding or exams, you can consider period delay medication. This is especially true for women who experience excessive amounts of pain and discomfort during their period.
In order to delay your period you need to know when it is due, and can be prescribed tablets which can postpone its start by preventing the shedding of the womb lining. You will need to take the tablets for as long as you would like to delay for, which can be up to 20 days. If you are already using the contraceptive pill, you can use your pill to put off your period.
Below are some common medicines often used to delay periods. Please note, this is not an exhaustive list and other non-medical methods may be more suitable. If you would like to learn more about these options, then please click here. Before receiving medication you must answer a number of questions to asses your suitability. All questions are reviewed by a GMC registered doctor before a final decision is made. All medication is dispensed via a full regulated and registered UK pharmacy.