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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
2/17/2014 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

Condition: Birth Control
2/14/2014 6:22:41 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have had a terrible experience with Minastrin. I was switched from Loestrin 24 to Minastrin and was told it was the same exact thing. It is not. I never rate or review anything, ever but after reading some of these posts I realize it was not just me that was experiencing the horrible side effects of this drug. I was experiencing crazy mood swings and had about 4 panic attacks in a span of 2 ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/12/2014 9:36:50 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on LoEstrin 24 Fe for about 4-5 years, until it was discontinued and was switched to Minastrin 24 Fe. I was told that it would be the exact same drug, just a chewable version. that is INCORRECT. I immediately noticed that my cystic acne came back after spending nearly 7 months and hundreds of dollars on Isotretinoin to clear my face up permanently. my face was 100% clear after I finished th ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/12/2014 5:19:15 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am extremely disappointed with Minastrin replacing Loestrin. I have been on birth control for over 15 years and have tried literally every single kind of pill, and the ONLY one that worked for me was Loestrin. If Minastrin is the same thing, why did they even change it? I now have BACNE. I am a 28 year old woman and have NEVER had BACNE IN MY ENTIRE LIFE and now I cry constantly because I feel d ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/12/2014 8:21:16 AM

Reviewer: on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I was switched to Minastrin after Loestrin was discontinued. I was told it was exactly the same drug, but I immediately experienced weight gain that I did not experience with Loestrin. The first month I gained about 3 pounds without changing my diet or exercise. I thought maybe it would go away, but after 6 months I had gained another 3 pounds that I could not lose no matter how hard I tried. (6 p ... Show Full Comment

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