10/02/2020

Rigevidon

Combined pill

2/5

About the reviewer

Age
18-25
Time used
3 - 6 months
Had children
No
Height
5'1"/155cm
Weight
45kg - 50kg / 7st 1lb - 7st 12lb
Currently using
No I've stopped using it

Experience

This was the first oral contraceptive I’ve tried. After 5 months taking this brand I’m stopping because I’ve noticed a big change in my moods that i never used to get when I wasn’t on contraceptives, I got a lot of irregular bleeding even after 5 months on it, and I’ve had constant headaches the past 3 months. I also did a lot of research online and found this brand has a terrible track record and is known for being one of the worst oral contraceptive combined pills available. There was even a petition signed by almost 30,000 people to have it taken off the NHS. I am going to ask my GP to switch me to a pill with a lower does of oestrogen and a better reputation, pretty annoyed that they’re still giving our Rigevidon without warning about its awful side affects.

Impact whilst taking

Mood
Somewhat negatively
Weight
No change
Periods
Irregular periods
Sex drive
No change

Side effects whilst taking

Headaches

Migraines

Enlarged breasts

Tender breasts

Better skin

Spots or acne

Thrush

Vaginal discharge

Pelvic infection

Impact after using

Mood
N/A
Weight
N/A
Periods
N/A
Sex drive
N/A

No effects

No effects

No effects

Experience after taking

N/A

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