Femodene pill vs Rigevidon pill

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Femodene pill

£From £0.18/day

Rigevidon pill

£From £0.19/day

Overview

Rated 3.3

24 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.5

540 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Femodene pill ingredients

Main hormones in Femodene pill

Less-Androgenic progestogen

Medium oestrogen


Rigevidon pill ingredients

Main hormones in Rigevidon pill

Androgenic progestogen

Medium oestrogen

What Lowdown reviewers say

Benefits: What this contraceptive can help with

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

Acne or bad skin

Heavy periods

PMS and PMDD

PCOS symptoms

Period pain

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Femodene pill reviews

24 reviews

Used for 3 - 6 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

It made me very fatigued swell

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Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
73 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

I was an early user of the Pill, probably a much less refined version than the present one. It gave me great freedom from worry and saw me through to being ready to have my babies.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Feb 23

  •  Still using

I’m on day 11 of taking this pill and I can’t wait until the end of the pack to stop taking it. I wanted to like it and perhaps I haven’t given it enough of a chance but my mood swings are horrendous, I feel depressed and I don’t ever feel like doing anything, the only thing I can blame is this pill. My skin is awful at the moment and since taking it I’ve had break outs all over my chin that weren’t there previously. I really wish I could see it through for a few months but when I’m feeling like this it’s almost impossible to keep it up as my mental health is in a right state. One minute I’m fine and the next I’m furious. I was given this pill to help with breakthrough bleeding and it has helped with that but weighing up the pros and cons it really isn’t worth it for me personally.


Top side effects not reported

4 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
17 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  12th Sep 23

  •  Stopped using

It made me very fatigued swell


Top side effects not reported

1 helpful

0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
73 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  17th Jun 23

  •  Stopped using

I was an early user of the Pill, probably a much less refined version than the present one. It gave me great freedom from worry and saw me through to being ready to have my babies.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
28 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1st Feb 23

  •  Still using

I’m on day 11 of taking this pill and I can’t wait until the end of the pack to stop taking it. I wanted to like it and perhaps I haven’t given it enough of a chance but my mood swings are horrendous, I feel depressed and I don’t ever feel like doing anything, the only thing I can blame is this pill. My skin is awful at the moment and since taking it I’ve had break outs all over my chin that weren’t there previously. I really wish I could see it through for a few months but when I’m feeling like this it’s almost impossible to keep it up as my mental health is in a right state. One minute I’m fine and the next I’m furious. I was given this pill to help with breakthrough bleeding and it has helped with that but weighing up the pros and cons it really isn’t worth it for me personally.


Top side effects not reported

4 helpful

0 comments


Rigevidon pill reviews

540 reviews

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 5 - 8 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 5 - 8 yr
26 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 6 - 12 mo
19 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 1 - 3 mo
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 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.


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 12 - 18 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

  •  Still using

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Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

Used for 3 - 6 mo
33 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

  •  Stopped using

Took a while to realise that these were side effects of the pill. Already have a history of depression and anxiety but around 3.5 months into taking this my mood plummeted, I started to have increasingly awful problems with vaginal dryness, thrush and vaginitis. In hindsight I was also having an awful lot of headaches and some migraines, which I haven’t had an issue with for years. 10 days after stopping, every single symptom has gone!


Top side effects not reported

0 helpful

0 comments

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