Primolut N, a little known drug from the famous Bayer Company, is an oral medicine taken in 5mg doses. It has several uses, but the majority has used Primolut N for delaying periods. What people do know about the product is that it is made by a reputable company. However, many people, even though they trust in the Bayer name, are still wary of taking a drug that they haven’t heard of, let alone know about. On the other hand, others have actively pursued the idea of its use, asked how to take Primolut N and what it is best used for. In this article, all you want to know will be revealed.

What Is Primolut N Used for?

Primolut N is the name for this product, produced by Bayer. While this drug helps with delaying periods, it should not be used as a contraceptive or contraceptive alternative because it cannot prevent pregnancies from occurring.

People have used Primolut N for delaying periods because it has norethisterone, a female hormones belonging to a series of medication known as progestogens. Except for delaying periods from occurring, it can be used to treat heavy and irregular periods, treat endometriosis (where lining tissue is found where it shouldn’t be), and premenstrual syndrome and the associated symptoms.

How to Use Primolut N for Delaying Periods

Primolut N can delay a period up to 2 weeks and the recommended timeframe is 10-14 days. This gives you more control over the menstrual cycle and prevents a period from ruining or getting in the way of a special event, such as a sporting, camping event, or a special trip such as a vacation or overseas travel.

High levels of progesterone occur in the body until right before the period. This drop begins the menstrual cycle, thinning the walls in the uterus in preparation of dropping the unfertilized egg. However, these hormone levels do not drop when a pregnancy occurs, and thus retains the strong walls to keep the egg attached and help protect the baby.

Primolut N works because Primolut N is a norethisterone, a synthetic version of progesterone which mimics progesterone and keeps the wall healthy and strong, and thus keeps the unfertilized egg from dropping from the wall of the uterus and starting the uncomfortable period. This allows women to have some control of the cycle, delaying it or helping them to have a regular period, when suffering from irregular and painful menstruation periods.

Primolut N Dosage for Different Conditions

Many people have wondered about how to take Primolut N. It primarily comes in tablet form and can be taken with a glass of water. The Primolut N dosage differs depending on the situation and condition.
  • For dysfunction bleeding, it is recommended taking 1 tablet thrice daily for 10 days.

  • If primary or secondary amenorrhea (an absence of the menstrual cycle) occurs, an endometrial priming (the scraping of the uterine wall with a thin plastic tube) must take place before applying Primolut N if they want the medicine to work because this treatment helps women keep the unfertilized egg attached to the wall. The recommended Primolut N dosage is 1 tablet, 1-2 times daily for 10 days.

  • For PMS, you'd better take Primolut N 1-3 times daily once past ovulation, until the symptoms go away, which include headaches, tenderness of the breast, water retention and depression.

  • For using Primolut N for delaying period, women who are not at risk of pregnancy should take 1 tablet twice or thrice daily, no longer than 10-14 days. It should be taken 3 days prior to the expected timing of the period. The period will then resume within 2-3 days after the cessation of the medication.

  • For endometriosis, it is recommended that you start within the first 5 days of the cycle and ingest 1 tablet twice per day. If spotting occurs, increase the dosage to 2 tables, twice per day. This treatment lasts approximately 4-6 months. For a more accurate dosage, consult your doctor.

Things to Bear in Mind When Taking Primolut N

Primolut N does not work well with several medicines. Barbituates, ritonavir, rifabutin, antiepileptic medicines, griseofulvin, etc. increase the breakdown rate of Primolut N, rendering it less effective. Here are a few other things that you should bear in mind.

Who Shouldn't Take the Medication?

This medicine should not be used in the following cases:

  • You notice Abnormal bleeding of the vagina, apart from a period

  • You have a disease in the arteries that can cause a clot or stroke or have a clot in the veins of the lungs or legs

  • You have galactose intolerance because Primolut N contains lactose or are allergic to any other ingredients in Primolut N.

  • You have a history of tumors, jaundice (a yellowing of skin and the whites of the eyes), herpes gestationis (a rash that occurs sometimes in pregnancy), porphyrias (a rare blood disorder), using sex hormones, or anyone with an upcoming surgery requiring a long period of immobilization.

  • You are used to have liver diseases and other health conditions that shouldn't take Primolute N.

  • Besides, this medicine is not recommended for use by mothers who are breastfeeding. High doses may suppress the production of breast milk and alter the composition of the milk. Ask your doctor for advice.


What Are the Side Effects of Primolut N?

Side effects of Primolut N include headaches, nausea, changes in bleeding during the period cycle (irregular or stopped bleeding), fluid retention, dizziness, weight gain and depressed mood, either hair loss or excessive hair growth, either sleepiness or insomnia, liver function disturbances, bloating, a decreased or increased sex drive, and discomfort of the breasts.

Additional symptoms are provided by the manufacturer. For a complete listing, consult the paperwork associated with Primolut N, the manufacturer or a pharmacist. These symptoms also vary from person to person. If additional effects occur, consult your doctor/pharmacist and ask for information associated with the medicine.


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  • rimi dasOct.15 11:31
    Hi, today is my piriods days. But I don't want this. I want it's delay for 2 days. If I should take primoulate n tablet can I stop my piriods for 2 days? Plz help me
  • AichuOct.12 10:04
    Hi,i took Primolut N last month and i got periods the very next day.But this month i'm not getting periods,my pregnancy tests are also negative.Please confirm whether i will get periods or not.
  • BkvarmaOct.10 17:46
    Hi please don't take this's very harmful to our body. N disturb our hormones. N when period's come pain like curiting tablets we take...I m suffering from this pain. It's horrible
  • SrushtiSep.20 16:18
    Hii..My periods got delayed of 2 months..pregenancy test also negative.. Can I take this medicine to get the periods?? I m 24 years of age..plzz reply..
  • Aarti bhansaliSep.7 07:44
    Hii my periods are on 18th but due to ganpati i have started taking pills from 5th is der any side effect i m 24 years old
  • Nwosu RitaAug.30 16:14
    i used it last month but til now ve not seen my menses. what do i do?
  • SmitgaAug.4 04:39
    Sir i would like to know primalute N i took for 5days to delay my mensus.on july 3- 7 days inly.usually my mensus on 6th of every month .until now my mensus not yet.why ?
  • asya ortousteAug.1 17:19
    Hi good evening i am asya my period is not normal i been delaying since 4 month what can you advice me thank you
  • soniaJul.29 06:40
    Hi, i am suffering from heavy thick bleeding that occurs once in a while for 3 weeks now . before now i used primolut for 12 days and just yesterday after using the tablet, it drops heavy like a thick blood intervals, but am not bleeding constantly. please advice me
  • yamunaJul.19 14:13
    Hi I have taken Primoiut N for 3 days to delay my periods, i have hypothyroid for which I am taking eltroxin, after taking this tablet i am having shortness of breath, I am having a doubt since this is the hormone tablet which would have caused this breathing problem kindly help me
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