Rigevidon is known as a combined oral contraceptive. It is used to prevent pregnancy when taken as directed. Rigevidon tablets contain a combination of Norgestimate and Ethinylestradiol. You can buy Rigevidon online now from e-Surgery.

Learn more about Rigevidon or ask our pharmacist

What is Rigevidon?

Rigevidon is a combined oral contraceptive, which is often referred to as the pill.  

The contraceptive pill Rigevidon, contains synthetic versions of the naturally occurring oestrogen, and progestogen in a low dose. 

These hormones stop you from getting pregnant by: 

  1. Stopping ovaries from releasing an egg 
  1. Thicken the fluid at the neck of the womb to make it more difficult for the sperm to reach the egg 
  1. Alter womb lining to make it less likely to accept a fertilized egg. 

How do you take Rigevidon?

You should take one Rigevidon tablet each day and should take a pill whole with water at the same time each day. 
The Rigevidon packet is marked with the day of the week, you should follow the arrow until the strip is empty (21 days). Following this, you have 7 days where you do not take any Rigevidon pills.  

Side effects of Rigevidon?

As with any form of medication, Rigevidon has side effects. For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Rigevidon.  Below are a few of the common side effects of taking Rigevidon: 

  • Vaginitis 
  • Mood swings 
  • Altered sexual desire 
  • Nervousness 
  • Dizziness 
  • Feeling/being sick 
  • Abdominal pain 
  • Acne 
  • Breast pain 
  • Irregular bleeding 
  • Abnormality of cervix 
  • Vaginal secretion 
  • Changes in weight 
  • Rise in blood pressure 
  • Blood clots  

For a full list of side effects, please read the Patient Information Leaflet of Rigevidon. 

Interactions with alcohol and food?

Alcohol may interact witRigevidon by changing the way the drug works in your system. It is always best to check with your GP before combining the substances. 

Any interactions with other drugs?


You should check with your GP before starting a course of Rigevidon if you are taking these medications 

  • Insulin 
  • Laxatives 
  • Antibiotics 
  • Hepatic enzyme inducers 
  • Tranquilizers 
  • Activated charcoal 
  • Bromocriptine  

Is there any reason why I would not be able to take Rigevidon?

You should not take Rigevidon if: 

  • You have a blood clot in any organ 
  • You have a disorder affecting blood clotting 
  • You need an operation, or are off your feet for a long time 
  • You have had a heart attack or stroke 
  • You have or had angina pectoris 
  • You have a ‘migraine with aura’ 
  • You have any disease that may increase the risk of clots 
  • You have breast cancer or cancer of the genitals 
  • You have a liver disease 
  • You have or ever had liver tumor 
  • You have unexplained bleeding from the vagina 
  • You are allergic to any of the ingredients 
  • You have hepatitis C 

Why should I take Rigevidon?

The contraceptive pill Rigevidon prevents you from getting pregnant.  

Combined oral contraceptive pills such as Rigevidon do not protect you from sexually-transmitted infections (STIs), only condoms can help do this. 

Missed pill?

A common question asked, is “What happens if I miss a pill”? 

If you miss taking the Rigevidon pill, you must take the last missed tablet as soon as you remember – Even if you have to take 2 Rigevidon tablets at the same time. Following this, you should continue taking tablets at the usual time of day. 

If you miss the pill in the first week of taking you should also use a barrier method of contraception (e.g condom) for the next 7 days. Following the first week, it is not necessary to take further contraception measures. 

Additional information


3 Month Supply (63 Tablets), 6 Month Supply (128 Tablets)


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