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can i buy a pill over the counter to stop my period

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can i buy a pill over the counter to stop my period
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr Patty replied 7 years ago.
If your period hasn't started already and you are on the pill, you can skip the placebo pills and go straight to a new pack. If not, the only way would be to ask your doctor for a prescription for Norethisterone which is a type of progesterone. If you start taking it 3-4 days before your expected period, you will skip your period. You may get some breakthrough bleeding, but you will completely skip your period. Once you stop taking it, it will take a couple days for your period to return. This would be the only way to skip your period.
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