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Rigevidon

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Rigevidon is a combined oral contraceptive pill which, when taken as instructed, prevents you from getting pregnant. It contains low doses of two female sex hormones, oestrogen (ethinylestradiol) and progestogen (levonorgestrel).

To order your repeat supply of Rigevidon online, fill in our brief medical questionnaire. One of our online doctors will review your order and check whether it is safe for you to continue taking the pill. Choose between fast delivery and click and collect at your local Superdrug pharmacy.

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3 month course £20
6 month course £25

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How to take Rigevidon

Rigevidon tablets come in packs of 21 pills. One Rigevidon tablet a day, swallowed with water, must be taken at around the same time every day. You take a pill a day for 21 days, then take a seven day break to have your period. Start your next pack of tablets when the seven days is up, even if you haven’t stopped bleeding. 

If you forget to take your pill but remember within 12 hours, take another pill as soon as you remember, then continue taking your pills each day at the same time as before. 

If you forget to take a pill and remember more than 12 hours after the time you should have taken it, you may not be protected against pregnancy. Take the missed pill as soon as you remember, even if it means taking two pills at the same time. To make sure that you are fully protected against pregnancy, use another form of contraception such as a condom for the next seven days. Continue taking your pills at the same time every day.

If you experience vomiting or diarrhoea three to four hours after taking Rigevidon, your body might not absorb the active ingredient in the pill, and you may not be protected against getting pregnant. You should keep taking your pill at the same time every day, and use an additional form of barrier contraception for the next seven days. 

Always follow the instructions on the packet to ensure that you’re protected against pregnancy. If you forget to take a pill and think that there is any chance you may be pregnant, take a test or see your doctor as soon as possible.

Dosage

Each pack of Rigevidon contains one foil strip of 21 coated tablets or three strips of 21 coated tablets. Each pack is marked with the days of the week to help you to remember to take them. You take one pill a day for 21 days until you have finished the strip. You then take a seven day break so that you can have your period (or ‘withdrawal bleed’). 

The next strip of 21 pills must be started on the eighth day following the seven days when you don’t take the pill. 

It is recommended to start taking your first Rigevidon pill on the first day of your next period, which gives you contraceptive protection.

How effective is Rigevidon

Rigevidon is 99% effective against pregnancy when taken exactly as instructed by your doctor and the patient information leaflet.

Ingredients

Active Ingredients

Each Rigevidon tablet contains levonorgestrel at a strength of 150mcg and ethinylestradiol at a strength of 30mcg.

Inactive ingredients

Rigevidon tablets contain the inactive ingredients of 33mg of lactose monohydrate and 22.46mg of sucrose.

Side effects

As with all medicines, Rigevidon can cause side effects. Not everybody gets them though. Talk to your doctor if you experience any of the following side effects.

Common side effects (may affect up to 1 in 10 people)
  • depressed mood
  • depression
  • an alteration in mood
  • irritability
  • nervousness
  • headache
  • sight disturbances
  • nausea (feeling sick)
  • stomach pain
  • weight gain
  • reduced menstrual bleeding or none at all
  • breast pain and/or tenderness

Uncommon (may affect up to 1 in 100 people):
  • cervical cancer
  • breast cancer
  • liver tumours
  • systemic lupus erythematosus
  • breast enlargement
  • rash
  • brown patches on the body (chloasma)
  • fluid retention
  • increased blood fat levels
  • low libido (sexual desire)
  • a movement disease called chorea
  • high blood pressure
  • vomiting
  • diarrhoea
  • inflammation of the pancreas
  • impaired hearing
For a list of all possible side effects, read the patient leaflet for Rigevidon.

Rigevidon and blood clots 

Rigevidon is a combined hormonal contraceptive (CHC) pill and these types of pills can increase your risk of developing a blood clot compared with not taking them. Blood clots can rarely cause serious problems and can be fatal.

Blood clots can develop:

  • in veins (venous thrombosis or venous thromboembolism)
  • in arteries (arterial thrombosis or arterial thromboembolism or ATE)

Signs of a blood clot include pain or swelling in your calf, shortness of breath, or chest pain - if you experience any of these symptoms then you must seek immediate medical attention.

The overall risk of getting a blood clot that could lead to serious complications because of taking Rigevidon is small and also depends on other risk factors.

Warnings and drug interactions

Combined oral contraceptive pills such as Rigevidon can cause dangerous blood clots which, if left untreated, can cause severe complications or even death. 

Some studies have found an increased risk of cervical cancer in people who take the pill long term. It is however not known if this increased risk is caused by the pill or other factors.

Breast cancer has also been found more often in women who take the pill than those of similar age who don’t. 10 years after the pill is stopped, the risk reduces to the same level as for those women who have never taken the pill. It is not known if it is the pill that causes the increased breast cancer risk or whether the reason is that women who take the pill have more frequent breast examinations, so the disease is picked up on earlier.

Benign liver tumours have also been reported in women taking the pill. 

It should also be noted that combined oral contraceptive pills can’t protect you from sexually transmitted infections (STIs), only barrier contraceptives such as condoms can protect you from these. 

Drug interactions

Taking certain medicines at the same time as taking Rigevidon can stop the pill from working properly. These include: 

  • some medicines used to treat epilepsy
  • certain antibiotics
  • some medicines used to treat HIV (ritonavir, nevirapine)
  • a medicine used to treat tuberculosis (rifampicin)
  • an anti-fungal medicine (griseofulvin)
  • some sedatives (barbiturates)
  • St. John’s Wort (a herbal remedy for treating mild depression)

If you do need to take any of the above medicines while also taking Rigevidon, you may need to use additional contraception such as condoms for a while. Talk to your doctor or nurse about any other medicines you’re taking.

Your doctor may advise you against taking Rigevidon in certain circumstances. 

Do not take Rigevidon if you:

  • have or have a history of deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the blood vessels of your legs) 
  • have or have had a pulmonary embolism (a blood clot in your lungs)
  • have had a stroke 
  • have had a heart attack or angina pectoris (severe chest pain which can be a warning sign of a heart attack)
  • have severe high blood pressure
  • have a history of migraines with visual disturbances 
  • have had a transient ischaemic attack (TIA, or temporary symptoms of stroke)
  • have type 2 diabetes with damaged blood vessels
  • have high cholesterol levels in the blood
  • if you have or have had eye disorders, for example retinopathy
  • have or have ever had liver tumours
  • have or have had liver disease and your liver function has not returned to normal
  • currently have or have a history of breast cancer or cancer of the uterus
  • have unexplained vaginal bleeding
  • are allergic to any levonorgestrel or ethinylestradiol or any of the other ingredients contained in Rigevidon
  • if you are or think you might be pregnant

Also tell also your doctor if you are a smoker (especially if you are over 35) and if you are overweight, before you start taking Rigevidon. 

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