Dianette pill vs Rigevidon pill

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Dianette pill

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Overview

Rated 3.1

37 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.5

542 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Dianette pill ingredients

Main hormones in Dianette pill

Anti-Androgenic progestogen


Rigevidon pill ingredients

Main hormones in Rigevidon pill

Androgenic progestogen

Medium oestrogen

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Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

Acne or bad skin

Excessive hair growth

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

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Dianette pill reviews

37 reviews

Used for 3 - 5 yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Mar 24

  •  Stopped using

I was prescribed this due to PCOS and for the first few years it was great, helped to improve cramps and PCOS related pain. However I started to become very anxious, jealous and low in mood, I went to therapy for support but it didn’t help, went to the GP and they advised coming off the pill which I did however the next 6 months were awful… crippling anxiety, suicidal thoughts etc, GP advised going back on the pill to sort it out which seemed odd. Finally after 6 months I felt like a fog lifted, no anxiety etc and I’ve never had these problems since (it’s now been about 5/6 years).

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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Helped my oily cystic acne skin a LOT already and only been using for 2 months. Already feel less like a greasy chip pan. However during pill free week I’ve been getting horrendous uterine aching and cramping, feels so sore. Hoping it’ll settle


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jan 24

  •  Still using

I was on dianette from 16 to 23 it cleared my acne up amazingly then I had a 9 months break ot came back full force now back on it for 6 months and still have acne hopefully it will fade last last time . I had no side effects apart from slight water retention and slightly bigger breasts . I don't feel like it impacted my mental health much maybe increased anxiety slightly


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  8th Mar 24

  •  Stopped using

I was prescribed this due to PCOS and for the first few years it was great, helped to improve cramps and PCOS related pain. However I started to become very anxious, jealous and low in mood, I went to therapy for support but it didn’t help, went to the GP and they advised coming off the pill which I did however the next 6 months were awful… crippling anxiety, suicidal thoughts etc, GP advised going back on the pill to sort it out which seemed odd. Finally after 6 months I felt like a fog lifted, no anxiety etc and I’ve never had these problems since (it’s now been about 5/6 years).


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Jan 24

  •  Still using

Helped my oily cystic acne skin a LOT already and only been using for 2 months. Already feel less like a greasy chip pan. However during pill free week I’ve been getting horrendous uterine aching and cramping, feels so sore. Hoping it’ll settle


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5th Jan 24

  •  Still using

I was on dianette from 16 to 23 it cleared my acne up amazingly then I had a 9 months break ot came back full force now back on it for 6 months and still have acne hopefully it will fade last last time . I had no side effects apart from slight water retention and slightly bigger breasts . I don't feel like it impacted my mental health much maybe increased anxiety slightly


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Rigevidon pill reviews

542 reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

  •  Stopped using

When starting the pill, i got intense cramps that lasted a good few months and then went away. Ruined my mental health & my sex drive. Improved my skin massively Since coming off: my cycle STILL hasn’t regulated and its been about 1.5 years.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Stopped using

If I could give it 0 stars I would. AVOID!! 6 months in this pill gave me extremely painful chronic cystic acne all over my chin and cheeks. It destroyed my self esteem and I almost had to go on accutane to stop it. It also made me very depressed. If you struggle with mild acne already, sweating, mood swings, irregular periods and excessive body hair growth do NOT let your doctor put you this pill! It is very androgenic and worsens these symptoms, but it’s often used as a “starter pill” when you first decide to take contraception. I switched to Yasmin after this and it changed my life and completely reversed all these side effects. This pill is a nightmare!


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

i was on this pill for maybe 2 years or less, awful. i’ve came off it about a week ago and i’ve started a new one called lizinna. my sex drive decreased a lot , i was always agitated about everything that much it started affecting my relationship. i gained weight which was shocking as i have a fast metabolism and used to be skinny. i became very lazy and just wanted to rot in bed all the time . everything just annoyed me and i had terrible mood swings not recommended


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  5 days ago

  •  Stopped using

When starting the pill, i got intense cramps that lasted a good few months and then went away. Ruined my mental health & my sex drive. Improved my skin massively Since coming off: my cycle STILL hasn’t regulated and its been about 1.5 years.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  6 days ago

  •  Stopped using

If I could give it 0 stars I would. AVOID!! 6 months in this pill gave me extremely painful chronic cystic acne all over my chin and cheeks. It destroyed my self esteem and I almost had to go on accutane to stop it. It also made me very depressed. If you struggle with mild acne already, sweating, mood swings, irregular periods and excessive body hair growth do NOT let your doctor put you this pill! It is very androgenic and worsens these symptoms, but it’s often used as a “starter pill” when you first decide to take contraception. I switched to Yasmin after this and it changed my life and completely reversed all these side effects. This pill is a nightmare!


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

i was on this pill for maybe 2 years or less, awful. i’ve came off it about a week ago and i’ve started a new one called lizinna. my sex drive decreased a lot , i was always agitated about everything that much it started affecting my relationship. i gained weight which was shocking as i have a fast metabolism and used to be skinny. i became very lazy and just wanted to rot in bed all the time . everything just annoyed me and i had terrible mood swings not recommended


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Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

Rigevidon impacted my moods so negatively - my anxiety and depression were at an all time high and I was prescribed medication for this. I gained a lot of weight and was also so prone to thrush.


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Used for 5 - 8 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

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


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Used for 8+ yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

As someone who experienced heavy and long periods, this pill helped to shorten the amount of days (from 7+ down to 5) and helped ensure regular periods to plan around. As I took this pill for 12+ years, I have recently decided to take a break


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Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Overall a very positive experience. My main issue is loss of sex drive but every time I’ve attempted to change, the others haven’t agreed with me and I’ve reverted back to Rigevidon.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

Obviously, I can't speak for everyone but my experience on Rigevidon has been really positive. My periods became regular for the first time in several years due to sustained undereating. They also became lighter and more manageable. I can't speak on the impact of the pill on mood as I am on different medication that impacts it but I didn't notice any change personally.


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Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

This didn't work for me, it really effected mood negatively, increased anxiety. It did improve my acne. I was also getting frequent cystitis, like once a month minimum when I was on this contraceptive.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Stopped using

Had noticeable effect on my mood, was just irritable and down all the time. Also made my skin oilier = more acne and lowered my libido.


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