Microgynon 30 ED pill vs Rigevidon

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Microgynon 30 ED pill

£From £0.20/day

Rigevidon

£From £0.19/day

Overview

Rated 2.4

35 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Rated 2.5

546 reviews

Daily

Frequency

91% - 99+%

Effectiveness

Increased

Blood clot risk

None

Effect on fertility

Microgynon 30 ED pill ingredients

Main hormones in Microgynon 30 ED pill

Androgenic progestogen

Medium oestrogen


Rigevidon ingredients

Main hormones in Rigevidon

Androgenic progestogen

Medium oestrogen

What Lowdown reviewers say

51% very negative

34% lighter periods

57% lost sex drive

46% no impact

50% improved skin

Cycle return

40% don’t know impact

41% very negative

45% lighter periods

45% 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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Microgynon 30 ED pill reviews

35 reviews

Combined pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Jun 23

Microgynon 30 ED pill  

I was on this for 6 years and I was told that if I was getting bad migraines that I could be at risk of a stroke- something that I was unaware could happen and had been happening for months.

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Very negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Jun 23

Microgynon 30 ED pill  

Did its job in preventing pregnancy but had to stop due to debilitating mental side effects, nausea, & markedly decreased sex drive. Felt extremely moody & anxious, random crying spells for no reason. Frequently would wake up in the middle of the night feeling I was going to vomit, very hot & sweaty so didn't sleep well while on it. Only took it on full stomach to try to reduce the nausea but it didn't always matter. Not pleasant at all.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Mar 22

Microgynon 30 ED pill  

Was great in terms of taking the pill back to back - no periods. But I ended up developing migraines and my doctor switched me to the mini pill because of that. Since switching from the COC to mini pill, my sex drive has come back.


Improved skin

2 more effects

2 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 5 - 8 yr
27 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  11th Jun 23

Microgynon 30 ED pill  

I was on this for 6 years and I was told that if I was getting bad migraines that I could be at risk of a stroke- something that I was unaware could happen and had been happening for months.


Very negative mood

1 more effect

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 1 - 3 mo
31 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  9th Jun 23

Microgynon 30 ED pill  

Did its job in preventing pregnancy but had to stop due to debilitating mental side effects, nausea, & markedly decreased sex drive. Felt extremely moody & anxious, random crying spells for no reason. Frequently would wake up in the middle of the night feeling I was going to vomit, very hot & sweaty so didn't sleep well while on it. Only took it on full stomach to try to reduce the nausea but it didn't always matter. Not pleasant at all.


Very negative mood

2 more effects

0 helpful

0 comments

Combined pill  
Used for 3 - 5 yr
23 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  20th Mar 22

Microgynon 30 ED pill  

Was great in terms of taking the pill back to back - no periods. But I ended up developing migraines and my doctor switched me to the mini pill because of that. Since switching from the COC to mini pill, my sex drive has come back.


Improved skin

2 more effects

2 helpful

0 comments


Rigevidon reviews

546 reviews

Combined pill  
Used for 8+ yr
35 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

Rigevidon  

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

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 8+ yr
35 years old
🇬🇧 UK
  •  today

Rigevidon  

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

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
  •  1 month 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

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