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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Minastrin 24 Fe Oral.

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Condition: Birth Control
2/25/2014 11:16:49 AM

Reviewer: 19-24 Female on Treatment for 5 to less than 10 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I have been on Minastrin since November when they discontinued Loestrin 24 Fe. At first I didn't feel any difference between the two until January. I began to have blurry vision between 2 and 5 PM, gaining more weight, my boobs went from a D to a DDD it felt like over night.(Yeah, try carrying these bad boys around all day.) Anyway, when I started Minastrin I didn't have a period for 4 mon ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/24/2014 6:12:32 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My first complaint about this is the terrible acne I've had since the switch. When I read other women's side effects I'd have to agree with all of it. I'm very displeased with this new pill.

Condition: Birth Control
2/18/2014 11:35:41 AM

Reviewer: samiee, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Loestrin Fe for 6 years and was switched to Minastrin in November when Loestrin was discontinued. I have terrible acne, nausseau, stomach pain, weight gain and feel tired most of the time and I have not had a period since I started this medication. Before I started taking Minastrin I had no problems and I have taken multiple pregnancy tests and I am not pregnant.I am switching to the gen ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/18/2014 11:26:07 AM

Reviewer: Dissapointed, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I like just about everyone else switched to Minastrin after Loestrin was discontinued. I was told it was the same thing but experienced DRAMATIC side effects directly after starting it. I had breakouts on my face, shoulders, and arms. I have experienced weight gain. The WORST side effect is that now my periods are lasting for two weeks and they are painful whereas on Loestrin they were regular, 5 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/17/2014 9:21:37 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am a 45 year woman who has been on birth control for over 20 years. After loestrin was discontinued, I like many was switched to minastrin as the replacement. My biggest concern is my blood pressure is reading very high. I'venever had high bp, in fact am more likely to be on the low side.I find myself fatigued more often than usual. I am on my 3rd pack but will be seeking the generic for ... Show Full Comment

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