Logynon pill vs Rigevidon

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Logynon pill

£From £0.18/day

Rigevidon

£From £0.19/day

Overview

Rated 4.0

2 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.5

545 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Logynon pill ingredients

Main hormones in Logynon pill

Androgenic progestogen


Rigevidon ingredients

Main hormones in Rigevidon

Androgenic progestogen

Medium oestrogen

What Lowdown reviewers say

50% no impact on mood

50% regular periods

50% no impact

50% no impact

100% improved skin

Cycle return

50% in 2 months

41% very negative

45% lighter periods

46% lost sex drive

45% no impact

37% improved skin

Cycle return

43% don’t know impact

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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Logynon pill reviews

2 reviews

Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Logynon pill  

I was put on this pill as I struggled with irregular bleeding on the mini pill. I hadn't had a migraine in over a year. However, after the first month on this contraception I started having migraine with aura, headaches and migranes without the aura. I had a lot of headaches in a month and on my 5th month (last month) I had 5 migraines with aura in the space of 10 days. I had no other negative side effects on this pill so it was very disheartening to have to come off and be put back on the mini pill. When I came off, I had a 10 day migraine without aura!! Interestingly, I was on this pill from the summer of to the end of 2022. I had no negative side effects (only 1 migraine with aura a month but that was the norm at the time) on it until the last 2 months of 2022 where I would experience debilitating cramps mid pack at the same day every day for 4 days and the next month I had the same experiences but started bleeding this time. During my check ups I would confirm with the nurse that I could take this pill continuously and they would say yes. However, after speaking to a doctor you cannot take this pill continuously. You must have a break as it is triphasic (3 different concentrations of hormones).

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Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Aug 23

Logynon pill  

I’ve been in this pill on and off (came off when I was single) for 18 years now and I think it’s great. It makes my periods lighter and skin better and my boobs slightly bigger. Not sure if it affected my weight or sex drive really as both have had their ups and downs over this time period. Mood has been stable. I really recommend this pill


Improved skin

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 6 mo
21 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Logynon pill  

I was put on this pill as I struggled with irregular bleeding on the mini pill. I hadn't had a migraine in over a year. However, after the first month on this contraception I started having migraine with aura, headaches and migranes without the aura. I had a lot of headaches in a month and on my 5th month (last month) I had 5 migraines with aura in the space of 10 days. I had no other negative side effects on this pill so it was very disheartening to have to come off and be put back on the mini pill. When I came off, I had a 10 day migraine without aura!! Interestingly, I was on this pill from the summer of to the end of 2022. I had no negative side effects (only 1 migraine with aura a month but that was the norm at the time) on it until the last 2 months of 2022 where I would experience debilitating cramps mid pack at the same day every day for 4 days and the next month I had the same experiences but started bleeding this time. During my check ups I would confirm with the nurse that I could take this pill continuously and they would say yes. However, after speaking to a doctor you cannot take this pill continuously. You must have a break as it is triphasic (3 different concentrations of hormones).


Somewhat negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
36 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  24th Aug 23

Logynon pill  

I’ve been in this pill on and off (came off when I was single) for 18 years now and I think it’s great. It makes my periods lighter and skin better and my boobs slightly bigger. Not sure if it affected my weight or sex drive really as both have had their ups and downs over this time period. Mood has been stable. I really recommend this pill


Improved skin

0 helpful

0 comments


Rigevidon reviews

545 reviews

Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Rigevidon  

Made me really irritable which I hated! I came off it as soon as I realised. Also made my boobs a bit sore.


Very negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Rigevidon  

Honestly the worst pill! I have been on this pill for 6 months and have decided to come off it. I experienced weight gain, loss of sex drive, bad mood swings, vaginal dryness. I do not recommend this pill to nobody. I spoke to my doctor and he said yes because of the estrogen I expereinced weight gain. So if your doctor or nurse tells you that it does not make you gain weight it sure does!


Very negative mood

3 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Rigevidon  

Not many changes noticed until my withdrawal bleed I experienced a decidual cast.


Worse skin

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Rigevidon  

Made me really irritable which I hated! I came off it as soon as I realised. Also made my boobs a bit sore.


Very negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Rigevidon  

Honestly the worst pill! I have been on this pill for 6 months and have decided to come off it. I experienced weight gain, loss of sex drive, bad mood swings, vaginal dryness. I do not recommend this pill to nobody. I spoke to my doctor and he said yes because of the estrogen I expereinced weight gain. So if your doctor or nurse tells you that it does not make you gain weight it sure does!


Very negative mood

3 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
18 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  2 weeks ago

Rigevidon  

Not many changes noticed until my withdrawal bleed I experienced a decidual cast.


Worse skin

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
22 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  3 weeks ago

Rigevidon  

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.


Very negative mood

3 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 6 - 12 mo
20 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  1 month ago

Rigevidon  

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!


Very negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
Lowdown user
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th May 24

Rigevidon  

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


Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 18 mo - 3 yr
25 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th May 24

Rigevidon  

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.


Very negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

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

Rigevidon  

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

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Rigevidon  

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


Decreased sex drive

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
29 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  7th May 24

Rigevidon  

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.


Decreased sex drive

0 helpful

0 comments

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