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Utovlan

Utovlan tablets are used mainly to reduce the symptoms of heavy or painful periods. They can also be used to treat certain other issues related to the womb and menstrual cycle. This medication adds a hormone to the body called progesterone.

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What is Utovlan?

Utovlan is a medicine used to treat heavy or painful periods. It contains a synthetic version of a female hormone which is used to relieve some of the uncomfortable symptoms a woman can experience while their body prepares itself for potential pregnancy. Utovlan comes in the form of tablets which are each 5mg in strength.

How does Utovlan work?

During the menstrual cycle, the muscle walls of the womb contract and this can lead to feelings of pain for women. That’s because the muscles can end up tightening and restricting the flow of blood and oxygen around certain parts of the womb. In response to this issue, the body releases chemicals called prostaglandins which increase the severity and rate the muscles contract but also worsen the pain in the process.

To counter this problem, Utovlan adds a synthetic version of a hormone called progesterone. This hormone is produced naturally by women but drops significantly during the menstrual cycle and it’s this drop that allows the uterine wall lining to build up before it sheds. With more progesterone added, the build-up and shedding of this lining is reduced, which means less bleeding and less severe muscular contractions as a result.

What conditions can Utovlan treat?

As well as being used to deal with painful and heavy periods, Utovlan tablets can be used to treat or manage the following:

  • Irregular periods or periods that are more frequent than normal
  • Premenstrual tension (PMT)
  • Endometriosis (where tissue from your womb is found outside your womb)
  • Breast cancer
  • Delaying your next period (your doctor may prescribe Utovlan to achieve this)

How do I take Utovlan?

The exact dosage you’ll take will depend on what specific condition you are taking Utovlan for. Your doctor will direct you on what dosage to take and the product’s contents will also include guidance on the usual dose for different problems.

For heavy bleeding and other period problems, the usual dosage is one tablet three times a day for a total of ten days, and you’ll start taking these tablets 19 days after your last period began.

For premenstrual tension, you’ll usually take one tablet a day for ten days in total, starting from 16 days after your last period began.

If you take Utovlan to treat endometriosis, the usual dosage is one tablet three times a day for at least 6 months. For treating breast cancer, the typical instructions are to take eight tablets across a single day, although your doctor may increase this to 12 tablets a day. For delaying your periods, a single Utovlan tablet is usually taken three times a day. You’ll start these tablets three days before your period is due to start.

What are the side effects of Utovlan?

There are a wide range of side effects that could occur when taking Utovlan, but they are not that common so chances are you won’t experience any at all. Still, it is worth highlighting that Utovlan can potentially cause severe side effects which point to a severe allergic reaction or a blood clot of some kind. If any side effects occur which are concerning, you should contact your doctor or pharmacist as soon as you can.

It’s recommended you stop taking this medication and seek emergency medical help if you experience these particular symptoms:

  • Difficulty breathing
  • Feeling faint
  • Depressive thoughts
  • Swelling around the face, tongue, hands or feet
  • An intense itchy skin rash
  • Sudden, severe pain in your chest or one of your limbs
  • Coughing up blood
  • Abnormal heart beats
  • Unusually severe or long headache
  • Disrupted eyesight or speech

Can I take Utovlan?

Not all women will be able to take Utovlan as there are certain health conditions and medicines which can prohibit you from taking this medicine safely. You should avoid taking these tablets if any of the following apply you:

  • You have or have previously had a heart attack or angina
  • You have liver problems
  • You have severe generalised itching all over your body (pruritis)
  • You have a rare blood disease called porphyria
  • You are pregnant or think you’re pregnant
  • You have previously had a pregnancy and experienced jaundice or an itchy rash called pemphigoid gestationis during it
  • You or a member of your family have previously had a problem with blood clots, including deep vein thrombosis (DVT)
  • You have or have previously had any vaginal bleeding (unrelated to a period) which your doctor could not find a cause

You should also tell your doctor about any of these following conditions before you start using Utolvan. These particular conditions below may not stop you from using this medication, but your doctor should know about them in order to make an appropriate judgement:

  • Epilepsy
  • Migraine headaches
  • Asthma
  • Heart problems
  • Kidney problems

There are certain medications that you may currently be taking which could interfere with the effects of Utolvan. Before using this treatment, you should let your doctor know if you are currently taking (or have recently taken) any of the following:

  • Medicines to treat epilepsy (such as phenytoin and carbamazepine)
  • Medicines to treat HIV (such as nelfinavir and ritonavir)
  • Medicines for high blood pressure
  • Antibiotic medicines for treating an infection (such as tetracyclines and rifampicin)
  • Anticancer medicines
  • Ciclosporin (suppresses the immune system)
  • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) for treating pain and inflammation
  • Herbal preparations that contain St. John’s wort
  • Aminoglutethimide (sometimes used in Cushing’s Syndrome)

How is my order shipped to me?

When an order is ready for shipping, it is collected and delivered by either the Royal Mail or DPD depending on your preference (or possibly your location or the item you ordered). Each order is assigned a tracking number, which will be emailed to you at the time of dispatch. Your medicine will be sent in plain and discreet packaging that’s eco-friendly. We do not include any branding on our packaging nor any labels which inform readers what type of product is contained within.

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    Active ingredient: Norethisterone
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    Utovlan Dosage Quantity Cost Including Consultation
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    Utovlan 5mg 90 Tablets £18.99

    Delivery Charges

    The following delivery methods are currently available within the UK: All orders are sent in discreet, plain packaging.

    UK Standard Delivery, £1.99

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using Royal Mail Tracked 48 Service

    standard UK delivery within 3-5 working days

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    UK Express Delivery, £2.99

    Order before 12pm to have your order delivered using the Express delivery service* (deliveries are made Monday - Saturday)

    If you order after 12pm, your order will be dispatched the next working day and will be with you within 48 hours once dispatched. This excludes weekends and bank holidays

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    Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 1pm, £7.99 (This service includes Saturday)

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    Royal Mail Special Delivery Next Day Before 9am, £14.99 (This service includes Saturday)

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    DPD Next Day Delivery, £4.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Next Day Delivery, by 12 Noon, £9.99 (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12 noon the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Next Day Delivery, by 10:30am, £14.99  (Monday - Friday only. This service does not include Saturday)

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am the following working day

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, £14.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered the following Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 12:00am, £21.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 12:00am Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    DPD Saturday Delivery, by 10:30am, £29.99

    Orders signed by the doctor before 12 noon the day before will be delivered by 10:30am Saturday

    If your order is signed by the doctor after 12 noon, your order will be delivered within 2 working days

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    All purchases require additional approval, which will involve completion of an online questionnaire and any subsequent approval.

    Active ingredient: Norethisterone
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