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Period Delay Treatment

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Period Delay Treatments That We Can Provide

Are you wondering how to delay your period for a vacation or a big event? can help with a prescription for Period Delay medication! To request a prescription, simply fill in the short and secure suitability questionnaire. Once approved, one of our Irish-registered doctors will send your prescription to your chosen pharmacy!

Please check your dispensed prescription before leaving the pharmacy as no changes can be made after that point.

  • Oral Progesterone tablets
The following services are included or excluded for safety reasons:


  • The prescribed treatment can delay your period up to 14 days.


  • This service is not suitable for you if you:
    • Are using combined hormonal contraception
    • Are pregnant, possibly pregnant or trying to conceive
    • Are breastfeeding
    • Have ever had a blood clot
    • Have a history of or a diagnosis of breast cancer.
    • Have cardiovascular disease (stroke, heart attack, angina, stents).
    • Have significant liver disease
    • Have porphyria

Important Medical Information

How do period delay tablets work?
Period delay pills contain a synthetic version of the hormone progesterone.

During your menstrual cycle, your progesterone levels rise and fall. When they fall, your period starts. By keeping the levels high with medication, you can delay your period by up to 14 days.

Please be aware, this is not 100% reliable and some women do spot or bleed when using this medication.

Who is this service suitable for?

This service is suitable for you if:

  • You are aged 17 years or older.
  • You are Female (birth sex).
  • You want to delay your period by up to 14 days.
  • The period you want to delay is not due to start for at least 4 days.

If you are not sure if you are suitable or you have any questions send us an email to

Who is this service not suitable for?

This service is not suitable for you if you:

Are less than 17 years of age.

  • Male (birth sex).

  • Are using combined hormonal contraception.

  • Are pregnant, possibly pregnant or trying to conceive.

  • Are breastfeeding.

  • Have ever had a blood clot.

  • Have a history of or a diagnosis of breast cancer.

  • Have cardiovascular disease (stroke, heart attack, angina, stents).

  • Have significant liver disease.

  • Have porphyria.

What type of period delay medication do you prescribe?
We can issue a prescription for progesterone tablets subject to clinical suitability.
How do I take period delay tablets?
Take one tablet, three times daily. You will need to start this medication 3 days before your period is due to start and can continue for up to 17 days, depending on how long you want to delay your period (up to 14 days).

When you stop taking the period delay medication, your progesterone levels will fall and your period will usually start within 3 days.

Please note:

  • If you start the medication less than 3 days before your period is due to start, it is unlikely to work.

  • This medication is not 100% effective; it might not delay your period or you may have spotting

  • If your period does not start within 3 days after you stop this medication and you have had sex, you should exclude pregnancy and speak with a doctor.

What are the side effects of period delay tablets?

The most common side effects are bleeding/ spotting, headaches, bloating, breast tenderness and nausea. The longer you are taking this medication, the more likely you are to experience side effects, especially bleeding or spotting.

For full details on potential side effects of this medication, please ensure that you read the patient information leaflet that comes with your medication before you start to use it.

If you are concerned that you are developing side effects, we advise that you seek medical advice.

Do period delay tablets provide contraceptive cover?
This medication DOES NOT provide contraceptive cover. If you do not have contraceptive cover you will need to use barrier contraception.
Can I use period delay tablets with a combined contraceptive pill?
If you are using a combined contraceptive pill (which contains oestrogen and progesterone hormones) you can skip your pill-free break and start your next pill packet (‘back-to-back’ your packets) to delay your period. Period delay medication should not be required.

If you have questions about this or would like to discuss this further, please make an appointment for a GP video consultation with one of our GPs.

How It Works

Get an online prescription for Period Delay treatment for as little as €25 – there’s no need for an in-person appointment. Here’s how it works:

Step 1

Online Questionnaire

Fill in a secure online medical questionnaire – it only takes a couple of minutes.

Step 2

Medical Review

One of our doctors will review your information to ensure this treatment is suitable for you. If our doctor requires further clinical information to help safely assess your request, they will send you a message via your secure patient account.

Step 3

Prescription Is Sent
Once approved, we will email your prescription directly to an Irish pharmacy of your choice using secure Healthmail. Customer Review

Very happy with service, it was user friendly for a person on the go that is not overly technically savvy. I was so pleased with the prompt and thorough response. I absolutely will be using this again!

—Elaine, 9th May 2022

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