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I need to stop my period ASAP because I am travelling

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I need to stop my period ASAP because I am travelling tomorrow. I do heavy period , what can I take , please help...thanks
JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?
Customer: No I am not in pain. I have Very regular periods and extremely heavy so I don’t want them to spoil my holiday please
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: No, I am very healthy...just a bit anaemia after periods which I manage with a healthy diet intake

Hello,

It will be difficult to stop your periods immediately.

You can however try taking high dose of Brufen (Motrin) - you will need to take 800 mg every 6 hours.

You can also ask your doctor for a prescription for a Progesterone pill which will be more effective. Tranexemic acid pills can help reduce the flow.

 

I hope this helps.
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Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Hi, thanks for your response. I am travelling tomorrow and unable to get an urgent Gp appointment. May you please prescribe the Progesterone or tranexemic acid for me so I can collect at my pharmacy today, preferably ASAP. Thanks
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Cancel phone call please
Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Kindly respond by text, thanks

I am sorry that we cannot give out prescriptions online.

Please try the Ibuprofen - it is available without a prescription.

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Customer: replied 3 days ago.
A maximum of how much of the ibuprofen can I take per day to try and stop the period ?

Please take 800 mg thrice daily.

Ibuprofen is available as 200 mg tablets. Please take 4 tabs together every 8 hours.

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Customer: replied 3 days ago.
Ok, thank you. You have been helpful

You are welcome.

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