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Does the birth pill give you acne?

Patient: I have been prescribed rigevidon pills from my doctor as my periods are heavy, i havnt started taking them yet as i havnt come onto my period, but i have been told that you can get acne, and im thinking of not taken them, is this true?

 

 

Doctor: Though acne can occur with Rigevidon pills, they are however very unlikely. Less than 1 in 100 women on these pills deve lop acne. More common side effects include nausea, breast tenderness, irregular bleeding and headaches.

 


 

 
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Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman M.D.

Dr. Suneel Sharman completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Toronto. He currently operates Infinity Health Centre, a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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