Does Rigevidon stop periods?

Rigevidon is a type of combined pill. It contains artificial versions of the oestrogen and progesterone hormones.

The combined pill can be very useful for controlling when you bleed and usually makes bleeding regular, lighter and less painful. It can also help with premenstrual symptoms. However, it does not usually stop bleeding altogether.

How to take Rigevidon

For Rigevidon, you take one pill every day for 21 days, then stop for 7 days. During this week you have a bleed, like a period. It's called a ‘withdrawal bleed’. You start the next pack after the 7 day break.

If you want to miss the withdrawal bleed, it's safe to skip the 7 day break and start the next pack straight away. This will usually mean you do not have a withdrawal bleed.

Last updated at: 28 March 2022