HOW TO TAKE RIGEVIDON
The daily dosage is one coated tablet: You should try to take your pill at about the same time each day.
Starting the first pack: If no oral contraception has been used during the preceding cycle
• Take the first pill on the first day of your period. This is the day when bleeding starts.Follow the direction of the arrow and continue taking one pill each day until the strip is empty.
• If you start on day 2-5 of your period, you should use another method of contraception as well, such as the condom, for the first 7 pill-taking days, but this is only for the first pack.
• You do not need to use any other form of contraception during the 7 day break provided you have taken the 21 pills properly and you start the next pack on time.
If you take more Rigevidon than you should
It is unlikely that taking more Rigevidon than you should will do you any harm, but you may have nausea, vomiting or vaginal bleeding.
If you have any of these symptoms, you should talk to your doctor.
If you forget to take Rigevidon
If you forget to take a pill please follow these instructions.
If one pill is 12 hours late or less: You are still protected against pregnancy if you take the late pill as soon as you remember, and keep taking your next pills at the usual time. This may mean taking two pills in one day.
If you are more than 12 hours late in taking a pill, your protection against pregnancy might be reduced so you must use extra contraceptive precautions. The more pills you have missed, the greater the risk that your contraceptive protection is reduced.
Do NOT take Rigevidon if you
• are allergic (hypersensitive) to ethinylestradiol, levonorgestrel or any of the other ingredients of Rigevidon, which are listed in Section 6 of this leaflet
• have or have ever had a blood clot (thrombosis) in a blood vessel of the leg, lung (embolus) or other organs
• have had a heart attack or stroke
• have any medical condition which increases your risk of suffering a heart attack (for example, angina pectoris, which causes severe pain in the chest) or a stroke (for example, a momentary slight stroke with no lasting effects)
• have heart disease or fluctuations in heart rhythm
• if you have or have ever had migraine with visual disturbances, abnormal touch sensation, or movement
• have very high blood pressure
• have diabetes affecting your blood vessels
• have or have ever had eye disorders (e.g. a disease of the retina called retinopathy)
• have or have ever had liver tumours or liver disease
• have breast cancer or another cancer, for example ovarian cancer, cervical cancer, or cancer of the uterus (womb)
• have unexplained bleeding from your
STOP taking Rigevidon immediately and tell your doctor if any of the following symptoms of a blood-clot formation occurs:
• any unusual, severe or long-lasting headache or migraine
• any sudden changes to your eyesight (such as loss of vision, blurred vision or double vision)
• slurred speech or any other difficulties affecting your speech
• dizziness, fainting or fits
• sudden shortness of breath or difficulty in breathing, sudden coughing for no apparent reason, bloody spittle
• sudden sharp pains in your chest which may reach your left arm
• unusual pain or swelling in your legs
• sudden weakness or numbness in one side or part of your body
• difficulties in moving around (known as motor disturbances)
• severe pain in your abdomen (known as acute abdomen)
Tell your doctor if
• you can feel a lump in your breast.