What is Rigevidon?
Rigevidon is a combined oral contraceptive pill.
Rigevidon tablets contain two active ingredients, ethinylestradiol and levonorgestrel. Both are synthetic versions of the natural female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone. Ethinylestradiol of estrogen and levonorgestrel of progestogen, which has approximately the same effect as progesterone.
How does Rigevidon work?
Both hormones play an important role in the fertility cycle. The active ingredients in Rigevidon provide three ways for the prevention of pregnancy and mimics the normal fertility cycle.
- Rigevidon makes your body think that the ovulation has already occurred, so it prevents ovulation.
- The hormones affect the production of natural cervical mucus. It increases the thickness of this mucus. Sperm will not be able to reach the uterus as well.
- The change in quality of the endometrial layer prevents implantation of a fertilized egg.
What is Rigevidon used for?
You use Rigevidon to prevent pregnancy. The use of Rigevidon may result in a lighter, less painful and more regular menstruation period. Women with unwanted menstrual symptoms may benefit from the use of Rigevidon.
You should take one tablet daily for 21 days, after 7 days an intermission follows. You will menstruate during that period. Then you will begin the following strip, even if you still slightly bleed. The tablets are marked with the days of the week. You start taking the pill on the first day of your period. Take each pill as a whole, with water if necessary, without chewing.
Note: Take the pill everyday at the same time, inconsistent use may alter the contraceptive effect negatively.
Healthy women who do not smoke virtually run no risk of serious side effects. Sometimes, however, some experience side effects. If these persists for longer than three months, it makes sense to contact a doctor. After using Rigevidon, it sometimes happens that you experience breakthrough bleeding, menstruation may postpone and you can sometimes experience abdominal cramps, nausea and may vomit.
Rigevidon will not protect you against sexually transmitted diseases. It is important to ensure that Rigevidon is the right contraception for you. Rigevidon is suitable for most healthy young women, but it should not be taken when you are pregnant.
Always consult the leaflet.
This pill is also available under the name Microgynon30.