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A 23-year-old female asked:

Been on diclofenac for 5 days and omeprazole for 2 non-consecutive weeks. first time to drink these. could this be the reason my period is delayed?

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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
Dr. Jan Lei Iwataanswered
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Should not be reason: for delays. Please let us know if you have any other issues that can also be causing delays. Stress & pregnancy can be other causes.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser
A Verified Doctoranswered
Rheumatology 53 years experience
No: These meds have no effect on periods. Do a home pregnancy test if you are sexually active
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Dr. David Howard
42 years experience
Doubtful: Diclofenac is a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory which might make your menstrual cycle lighter and less painful however it will not delay it. Omeprazole should not have any affect on your menstrual cycle either. If you have not had your menses, I would suggest you check a pregnancy test if you are sexually active.
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Last updated Jan 30, 2018

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