Rigevidon and body hair increase

How our community feel they have been impacted by body hair increase on rigevidon

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Out of the 551 reviews for rigevidon, 70 people (13%) reported body hair increase.

Reviewers that reported body hair increase as a side effect

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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

This pill helped me so much mentally , it helped me regulate my mood better and focus on tasks so mentally it was great, physically however not so much. On this pill I was much hairier, oilier, sweatier and spottier than I naturally am and when I stopped taking it all of the above cleared up.It did however give me regular and much lighter manageable periods.

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Very positive mood

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Used for 8+ yr
35 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Jun 24

I was moved onto Rigevidon from Yasmin about 14 years ago as my GP said the risk of blood clots was lower (now evidence looks like they are both pretty high risk). I started the pill as a teenager for PCOS symptoms (rarely having periods, excess body hair and acne). I have been very happy on this pill - my mood has been stable and good, my libido is very good, my skin is free of spots although it is oily and my periods are very predictable and light. I do still have a lot of body hair but I think this may just be normal for my genetics unfortunately, and not related to contraception.

Somewhat positive mood

1 more effect

0 helpful


Used for 5 - 8 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th May 24

I've been on Rigevidon for years now. It took some time at first for my body to adjust to the hormones – I felt some mood swings and whatnot – but after a few months, everything levelled out. Now, it's been a really convenient way to stay protected

Improved skin

1 more effect

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Rigevidon common side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

52% of rigevidon reviewers reported vaginal discharge

51% of rigevidon reviewers reported tender breasts

47% of rigevidon reviewers reported period like cramps

44% of rigevidon reviewers reported breast enlargement

36% of rigevidon reviewers reported lower back pain

Possible rigevidon side effects

Data is taken from self reported Lowdown user reviews

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