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Rigevidon

3 months supply of your current contraceptive pill for when you cannot get to your GP surgery.

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Prices

Pills Quantity Cost
Rigevidon 3 x one month pack tablets £13.5
Compare prices: Medicinesbymailbox prices are 25%-50% lower cost than other online clinics.

Prescription fees

Medicinesbymailbox supplies medicine on prescription and charges a small prescription fee based on the order value of each prescription.Prescriptions are issued by our doctors online and sent electronically to our pharmacy.If you have your own private paper prescription please post to our pharmacy (details).Ascot Pharmacy prices are 25%–50% lower than other UK online clinics.

Order value Prescription fee
Any Order Value £25.00
Items Medicinesbymailbox Dr. Fox Pharmacy2U Superdrug Express Pharmacy Lloyds Med Express
Rigevidon £13.5 NA NA NA NA NA NA
*Medicinesbymailbox adds a small prescription fee not included in table above.

Delivery charges

UK delivery £2.90 per consultation via Royal Mail 24 Signed For (1-4 working days).

Standard international delivery £5.90 flat rate via Royal Mail International Tracked & Signed (2-5 working days).

Express international delivery £32.00 flat rate via DHL Express (2-8 days depending on destination, with tracking in transit).

Rigevidon product information

Rigevidon is a combined oral contraceptive pill containing 2 types of hormones that are produced in your body to regulate your monthly cycles: a progestrogen called levonorgestrel and an oestrogen hormone called ethinylestradiol. Together, they help to prevent pregnancy.

How to take

It is important to take Rigevidon correctly so that it is effective. You should always take it exactly as your doctor or pharmacist tells you to.
There is day of the week marked on the blister strips. You should take the first tablet on your first day of period which corresponds to the day of the week on the first row. Then, Take a tablet every day that is marked with the correct day of the week. You should take the tablets at about the same time every day to ensure that you are well protected. Once you have finished taking all 21 tablets, you should stop for 7 days. You might start bleeding during these 7 days. After 7 days, regardless of whether you are still bleeding, providing you take the first tablet of the next blister strip on time, you will be protected during the 7 days.


If it is not possible to start taking your tablet on the first day, you may take the tablets within the first 5 days of period. However, you may not be protected fully and an additional contraceptive method, such as condom, may be needed.


If you forget to take a tablet, you should take it as soon as possible and take the next tablet on the same time that you normally take it. However, if you miss your pills for more than 12 hours, you may not be protected and additional contraceptive measures, such as condom, should be considered for 7 days.


If you vomit or have severe diarrhoea within 4 hours of taking the pill, you should take another dose as the absorption of drug might be affected.


Side effects of Rigevidon

Like all medicines, Rigevidon can cause some side effects, although not everyone gets them.

Some common side effects associated are feeling sick, stomach cramps, headache and irregular vaginal bleeding. These side effects are usually mild but if you are concerned about them, you should speak to your doctor or pharmacist for more advice.

Combined contraceptive pills are occasionally associated with the risk of blood clots. If you experience symptoms such as swelling or tenderness in stomach, coughing up blood, pain in chest, painful veins in legs or sudden unexplained headache, you should stop taking the pills and seek urgent medical advice.

There is also a small risk of breast cancer associated with the pill. However, it is shown that if women stop taking the pill, 10 years later the risk will be the same for women who do not take the pill. You should know how to recognise signs of breast cancer such as changes in the nipple or any lumps that you can feel on your breast. However, research shows that combined oral contraceptives protect against ovary and endometrium cancer.

For a full list of side effects, please read the patient information leaflet attached below.


Cautions

During a consultation with Medicinesbymailbox, you will be asked to complete an online assessment questionnaire to determine your suitability for the medication. You should NOT take the medicine without consulting a GP if you:
  • Are allergic to levonogestrel or ethinylestradiol
  • Have had blood clots or family history of blood clots
  • Have had cancer of the breast, cervix, vagina or womb
  • Have had problems with the heart, such as heart attack, stroke or angina (chest pain)
  • Have had severe liver disease
  • Have had diseases such as diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure
  • Have very severe headaches (migraine) 

Some medications can influence the effectiveness of the pill, such as a herbal remedy called St John's Wort, medication for epilepsy such as carbamazepine, and some antibiotics such as rifampicin. If you are unsure about your current medication, you should consult a doctor or pharmacist for more advice.


Note: We do not supply oral contraceptive pills online to women in the high risk groups or aged 55 and above. Please consult a doctor or pharmacist for contraceptive advice.


Patient information leaflet

The 'Patient Information Leaflets' supplied with medication must be read before taking the tablets.