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Period Delay

Arrange a private prescription for norethisterone to delay your period.

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Erectile Dysfunction

It’s more common than you think and there is effective treatment available. Complete a short questionnaire to arrange your private prescription.

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Hair Loss in Men

This treatment is not available as an NHS prescription and we can arrange a private prescription for you. Follow this link to complete a short questionnaire to arrange your prescription.

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Weight Loss

Medication can sometimes be used to support lifestyle changes. Orlistat is the most commonly used medicine.

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1. Period Delay

If you take the combined contraceptive pill, you can delay your period by taking 2 packets back-to-back. Please carefully read the following:

If you take a progesterone-only contraceptive pill, you cannot delay your period by taking 2 packets back to back and can use norethisterone in addition to delay your period.

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2. Erectile Dysfunction

These tablets work by increasing the blood flow to the penis

It usually takes 30-60 minutes for the tablets to work. Sidenafil can be taken up to 4 hours before you want to have sex and tadalafil up to 24 hours.

The tablet will not immediately cause an erection. to work properly, you will still need to be sexually excited.

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3. Hair loss in men

Finasteride is often used to treat men with symptoms of an enlarged prostate. However, if can also be used to treat men for hair loss.

It can take up about 4 months for the effect to be noticeable and more than a year for full hair growth.

Finasteride dose not work in women with male pattern baldness.

Important – pregnant women must not touch crushed or broken finasteride tablets. This medicine passed through skin and can harm an unborn baby.

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4. Weight loss

If you are looking to lose weight then please also consider local weight loss groups and dietary measures. For more information please read:

Orlistat works by preventing some of the fat from the food you eat from being absorbed. It may avoid gaining weight but does not always cause you to lose weight.

Orlistat is usually advised if you have started to make progress in losing weight through lifestyle changes such as dietary changes and exercise

Treatment beyond 3 months is only recommended if you have lost 5% of your body weight. If you haven’t we would not advise orlistat and recommend discussing this with your GP.


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