Q. Can I take Sysron-N to delay my periods for a week, without disturbing the overall cycle?

Answered by
Dr. Suneetha B S
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Apr 22, 2017 and last reviewed on: Oct 20, 2018

Dear Doctor,

I want to delay my periods for a week. Earlier my periods have been very sporadic.

Just wanted to know whether, is there any way which can help in delaying the periods by a week without disturbing the overall cycle?

Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetology Microbiology Nutritionist


Welcome to icliniq.com.

From your question, I understand that you want to delay your next menstrual cycle by a week. I need to know answers to a few questions before telling you the name of the drug.

  • What is your age?
  • Are you married?
  • When did you get your last period?
  • Once in how many days do you get your periods? (you can give a rough idea or a range of number of days)
  • How much do you bleed, is it moderate or do you have a heavy flow?
  • Do you get any symptoms during periods, like abdomen pain or breast pain?

Your answers for the above questions will help me treat you better.

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My age is 23 years. I am unmarried. My last period was on 16.02.2013. The cycle is of 35-40 days and the flow is moderate. Yes, I do feel pain in abdomen and breasts.

Dr. Suneetha B S

Diabetology Microbiology Nutritionist

Thank you for reverting back.

Take tablet Sysron-N 5mg 3 times a day. It contains Norethisterone.

Start the tablet around 6 - 7 days before the expected date of your next period (around 28th day for you).

And take it everyday till you desire. I mean, say you want to attend an event because of which you want to postpone your period, continue taking the tablets till the event is over. And then stop taking the pill. You will get your cycle within 1 to 5 days of stopping of the pill.

  • There can be minor side effects from the pill, like mild breast pain and increased flow when you get periods. Some people also have slightly irregular cycles for 2-3 months thereafter.

I have told you about everything you need to know; so that you can decide accordingly.

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