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Rigevidon

Used for the treatment of Contraceptives

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  • Contains oestrogen and progestogen
  • Up to 99% effective in preventing pregnancy
  • Easy to take
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Rigevidon is a contraceptive pill to protect against pregnancy. Taking these pills usually result in lighter, less painful and more regular menstrual bleeding. They are sometimes prescribed for women who have problems with heavy, painful, or irregular periods.

Rigevidon is a combined oral contraceptive pill, containing low doses of estrogen and progesterone, two female sex hormones.

Rigevidon tablets contain two active ingredients, ethynylestradiol and levonorgestrel, which are synthetic versions of the female sex hormones estrogen and progesterone.

Combined oral contraceptives such as Rigevidon work by over-riding the normal menstrual cycle. During a woman’s menstrual cycle, the levels of sex hormone change throughout each month. The hormones cause the ovaries to release an egg during the process of ovulation and prepare the lining of the womb for the possibility of a pregnancy. At the end of each menstrual cycle, the levels of hormones fall if the egg has not been fertilized, causing the shedding of the womb lining as a monthly menstrual period.

The daily dose of hormone provided by the pill work mainly by convincing the body into believing that ovulation already occurred. This prevents the ripening and the subsequent release of an egg from the ovaries each month.

The hormones also thicken the natural mucus at the womb’s neck, making it difficult for sperm to cross from the vagina into the womb and reach an egg to be fertilized. The hormones also change the quality of the womb lining, making it less conducive for the implantation of a fertilized egg.

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