Femodette pill vs Rigevidon pill

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Femodette pill

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Overview

Rated 2.5

29 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

Femodette pill ingredients

Main hormones in Femodette pill

Less-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

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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Femodette pill reviews

29 reviews

Used for 12 - 18 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Feb 23

  •  Still using

Went on the pill to regulate my cycle after months of intermenstrual bleeding (suspected cause for which was a prolonged period of stress). The pill's been great in bringing my cycle back to normal and I've been taking it for 13 months now. The withdrawal bleeds at the end of each set of pills are very light and I have almost no cramps compared to what I had during my natural menstruation. The pill has also helped me with hair issues and I no longer have breast tenderness. No mood, no skin, no libido issues, etc. The only side effect however is vaginal dryness and it has been quite the issue issue - will likely switch to another pill just because of that.

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Used for 3 - 5 yr
38 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Nov 21

  •  Stopped using

I went on Femodette after using Microgynon and I immediately noticed a few improvements. Mental health-wise I started to feel more like myself again within about a week, and my appetite went back to normal after being constantly hungry on Microgynon. However, my sex drive completely disappeared, my breasts hurt constantly, and while my moods were nowhere near as low as they had been on Microgynon, after coming off Femodette I realised that it had still made me quite angry and emotional.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Aug 21

  •  Stopped using

I was looking for contraception to manage my painful periods, heavy bleeding that doesn't help my anaemia and my period also sometimes causes my IBD to flair. I had been having no periods for almost a year because of getting sick from IBD. When the periods returned, I wanted to go continuous pill to stop the blood loss, but Microgynon didn't work for me before so I decided to try Femodette as I'd been on it as a teenager. Within 3 days of taking this my mood became extremely unstable, it was quite scary. I now think my depression and self harming in my teens may have been at least partially related to being on this pill!


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Used for 12 - 18 mo
34 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  16th Feb 23

  •  Still using

Went on the pill to regulate my cycle after months of intermenstrual bleeding (suspected cause for which was a prolonged period of stress). The pill's been great in bringing my cycle back to normal and I've been taking it for 13 months now. The withdrawal bleeds at the end of each set of pills are very light and I have almost no cramps compared to what I had during my natural menstruation. The pill has also helped me with hair issues and I no longer have breast tenderness. No mood, no skin, no libido issues, etc. The only side effect however is vaginal dryness and it has been quite the issue issue - will likely switch to another pill just because of that.


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Used for 3 - 5 yr
38 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  15th Nov 21

  •  Stopped using

I went on Femodette after using Microgynon and I immediately noticed a few improvements. Mental health-wise I started to feel more like myself again within about a week, and my appetite went back to normal after being constantly hungry on Microgynon. However, my sex drive completely disappeared, my breasts hurt constantly, and while my moods were nowhere near as low as they had been on Microgynon, after coming off Femodette I realised that it had still made me quite angry and emotional.


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Used for 1 - 3 mo
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  26th Aug 21

  •  Stopped using

I was looking for contraception to manage my painful periods, heavy bleeding that doesn't help my anaemia and my period also sometimes causes my IBD to flair. I had been having no periods for almost a year because of getting sick from IBD. When the periods returned, I wanted to go continuous pill to stop the blood loss, but Microgynon didn't work for me before so I decided to try Femodette as I'd been on it as a teenager. Within 3 days of taking this my mood became extremely unstable, it was quite scary. I now think my depression and self harming in my teens may have been at least partially related to being on this pill!


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Rigevidon pill reviews

542 reviews

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


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


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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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