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Rigevidon is a combined contraceptive pill.

You can order Rigevidon online using a simple questionnaire providing you are aged between 16 and 50 and female. One of our doctors will review your order and approve appropriate treatment.

We can then deliver your pills to you, or you can pick them up in any Superdrug store or from a post office.

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6 month course £25

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Rigevidon is a combined contraceptive pill. It’s made up of lab-made versions of the hormones oestrogen (ethinylestradiol) and progesterone (levonorgestrel).

It contains 150mcg of levonorgestrel and 30mcg of ethinylestradiol. There are a number of pills that have the same active ingredients as Rigevidon, such as Microgynon, Ovranette and Levest. These pills all work in exactly the same way and may cause similar side effects.
You can buy Rigevidon online by following these simple steps:

  1. Fill in our online questionnaire about your general health and your contraception needs. This should only take a few minutes to complete.
  2. A doctor will review your questionnaire to see whether Rigevidon is a safe choice for you.
  3. If Rigevidon is right for you, your prescription will be sent by post to your preferred address. Or, you can choose to collect it from your nearest Superdrug store or post office.
You can also get Rigevidon through the NHS for free. You’ll need to make an appointment with your GP or go to a sexual-health clinic.
The hormones in Rigevidon prevent you from becoming pregnant by:

  • Stopping your ovaries from releasing an egg (ovulating) each month.
  • Increasing the thickness of the fluid around the neck of the womb, making it harder for sperm to get to any released eggs.
  • Thinning the womb lining, making it harder for any fertilised eggs to implant.
If you take Rigevidon correctly, it should be over 99% effective in preventing pregnancy. But, in reality, this is closer to 91% because missing pills, being sick (vomiting), diarrhoea and taking certain other medicines can make Rigevidon less effective.

If you have regular periods and take Rigevidon within 5 days of the start of your period, you’ll be protected from pregnancy straight away. But if you start taking Rigevidon more than 5 days after you start your period, or after taking a levonorgestrel morning after pill (for example Levonelle or Ezinelle), you’ll need to use another type of contraception, such as condoms, for 7 days.

If your periods come less than every 28 days, Rigevidon may not work straight away for you no matter when you start it. So, you’ll also need to use another type of contraception for 7 days.

If you have taken ellaOne you should start Rigevidon on the 6th day after taking this, using condoms if you have sex during this time and for 7 days afterwards.

When you come off Rigevidon, your fertility will return and you will be at risk of pregnancy as soon as you stop if you do not use another method of contraception. Most women will have a period in 2 to 4 weeks. It’s a good idea to take a pregnancy test if you’ve stopped taking Rigevidon but have not had your period within a month.

Rigevidon will not protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs) so if this is a concern, you’ll need to use take extra protection, like using a condom.

You should take Rigevidon exactly as prescribed. Every packet of Rigevidon will come with a patient information leaflet to refer to.

To take Rigevidon:

  • Take each tablet every day at around the same time with a small amount of water. Swallow each tablet whole. Don’t chew or crush them.
  • Each tablet is labelled with the day of the week that it should be taken on.
  • The strip of tablets is also marked with arrows showing the sequence of tablets. Follow the arrows each day until you complete the strip.
  • After you finish the strip, most women choose to stop taking Rigevidon for a maximum of 7 days. You should get a bleed in this time. This is called the ‘withdrawal bleed’. You’re still protected from pregnancy during the 7-day break providing you took all your Rigevidon pills as instructed in the week before your break.
  • Start a new strip after 7 days. You should start each strip on the same day every time.

The following are newer methods of taking Rigevidon. You should chat to your doctor about which may suit you best.

The flexible extended-use regime involves:

  • Taking the pill every day continuously until breakthrough bleeding occurs for 3 to 4 days, then having a 4-day break before starting the next pack.
  • There's no need to use additional contraception after restarting.
The shortened hormone-free interval regime involves:

  • Taking the pill every day for 3 weeks then having a 4-day break before starting the next pack.
  • You may have a withdrawal bleed in the pill break.
  • There's no need to use additional contraception after restarting.
The continuous-use regime involves:

  • Taking the pill every day continuously without any breaks (if a bleed occurs, you continue to take your pill).
The extended tricycling regime involves:

  • Taking the pill every day for 3 packs (9 weeks).
  • Then having a pill break – often this is a 7-day break. Sometimes people shorten the pill break to only 4 days, and then restart the next pack.
  • You will have a withdrawal bleed in the pill break.
  • There is no need to use additional contraception after restarting.
Missing a pill
Depending on the circumstances, there are different things you should do if you miss a pill.

If you’re sick (you vomit) or have diarrhoea 3 to 4 hours after taking Rigevidon, you may not be protected. You should take another pill as soon as you can, if this is within 24 hours of when you should have taken your original pill then you will be protected and should continue to take your pill at your usual time the following day.

If you are more than 24 hours late taking a pill or cannot take this due to vomiting or diarrhoea you should restart your pill as soon as you can and use condoms for the next 7 days. Emergency contraception may be needed if you had sex without a condom in the 7 days before your missed pill.

Rigevidon has great reviews overall – women rate this product excellent on Trustpilot. Scroll down to Customer Reviews to see more.

The Lowdown also has reviews of Rigevidon from a variety of women.
Combined pills like Rigevidon are known to reduce the risk of endometrial, ovarian and bowel (colorectal) cancer.

They can also help if you suffer with acne, heavy periods or period pain. If you have been diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) or endometriosis your doctor may also suggest a combined pill like Rigevidon to help with some of the symptoms.

As with all medicines, you might get side effects when you take Rigevidon.

Common side effects include:

  • Headache.
  • Dizziness.
  • Breast pain.
  • Feeling sick (nausea).
  • Changes to your bleeding pattern.
  • Low mood or depression.
  • Low libido.

Though weight gain is listed as a potential side effect by the manufacturer further studies have not found a clear link between combined pills and weight gain. Other common side effects listed by the manufacturer include acne, fluid retention, vaginal infections and stomach pain.

If you notice any of these side effects when taking Rigevidon, it’s worth carrying on with the medicine for a few weeks. You may find the side effects go away as your body gets used to the medicine.

If you find that the side effects are too much to cope with or they last longer than 3 months, speak to your doctor. They will be able to make sure there are no other underlying causes and suggest an alternative method of contraception.

For a full list of side effects always read the patient information leaflet before starting Rigevidon.

Rigevidon can affect other medicines that you’re taking, and medicines that you’re taking can also change the way that Rigevidon works too.

Make sure the doctor prescribing you Rigevidon knows about any medicines you’re on, including over-the-counter and herbal medicines. For a full list of medications that can interact with Rigevidon always check the patient information leaflet.

Medicines that can make Rigevidon work less effectively include:

  • Epilepsy medication.
  • Some antibiotics.
  • Anti-retroviral medication (for HIV).
  • Other enzyme inducers.
  • Laxatives or weight loss medications.
  • Herbal treatments such as St John’s Wort.
Risks of taking Rigevidon
Combined hormonal contraceptive pills like Rigevidon can increase your risk of developing a blood clot compared with not taking them. However this risk remains low overall if your doctor has advised that Rigevidon is safe for you to take.
 
Signs of a blood clot include pain or swelling in your calf, shortness of breath, chest pain or coughing up blood. If you experience any of these symptoms go to A&E.
 
Some studies have also shown a link between taking a combined pill and an increased risk of developing breast or cervical cancer though any risk is likely to reduce with time when you stop the pill.
Who cannot take Rigevidon
In some women a combined pill may not be a suitable or safe method of contraception which is why you always need to consult a doctor before starting this pill. For example you would not be able to use Rigevidon if you:

  • Have any health conditions that increase your risk of blood clots (eg, high blood pressure).
  • Have a close relative that has had a blood clot.
  • Are over the age of 35 and smoke.
  • Are obese.
  • Have abnormal vaginal bleeding that your doctor has not found a cause for.
  • Have a history of migraines with aura.
  • Have given birth or had major surgery in the last 3 weeks.
  • Have had breast cancer or are at higher risk of breast cancer.
  • Have cardiovascular, liver or gallbladder conditions.
  • Are allergic to any of the ingredients.
Can I drink alcohol on Rigevidon?
You can have alcohol when you’re on Rigevidon. We suggest that you follow the recommended guidelines on alcohol limits.
Rigevidon and period delay
It’s possible to delay your period whilst taking Rigevidon by skipping your 7-day break between packs.

If you’re already taking Rigevidon, you should not take period delay tablets.
Rigevidon and painkillers
You can take over-the-counter painkillers if you’re on Rigevidon.
Consilient Health Ltd (2019). Rigevidon coated tablets. [online] EMC. Available at: https://www.medicines.org.uk/emc/product/4212 [accessed 20 December 2019].

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (2019). Combined Hormonal Contraception. [online] Available at: https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/combined-hormonal-contraception [accessed 20 December 2019].

Faculty of Sexual and Reproductive Healthcare (2019). UK MEC Summary Table Hormonal And Intrauterine Contraception. [online] Available at: https://www.fsrh.org/standards-and-guidance/documents/ukmec-2016-summary-sheets [accessed 20 December 2019].
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