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A 20-year-old female asked:

Norethisterone prescribed to help stop vaginal bleeding. been bleeding for 3 months. take 2 pills once a day x2weeks. day 3 for me. how long it takes?

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Dr. Julie Abbott
Preventive Medicine 45 years experience
Not sure: Norethisterone tablets are progestogens, similar to the reproductive hormone progesterone, used more often in the U.K. The usual dose prescribed to stop abnormal bleeding is a 5 mg tablet three times a day for 10 days. With that, bleeding usually stops within 1-3 days. Assuming you have the 5 mg pills, you may not be getting a high enough daily dose to have the desired effect.Review plan with Doc

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A 20-year-old female asked:

I am taking norethisterone to help stop vaginal bleeding.. been bleeding for 3 months now! How long does it take to work?

1 doctor answer5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Charles Cattano
Gastroenterology 39 years experience
Daily bleeding x3mo?: Sounds like a Gynecologic evaluation is overdue. By the way, is the Norethisterone a shot, an OTC supplement, part of your contraceptive, or a prescription?
Last updated Sep 30, 2017


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