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Condition: Birth Control
2/4/2014 1:59:15 PM

Reviewer: Katherineeanne, 13-18 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm currently taking this but so far have had terrible side affects. The pill is chewable and takes good but that's the only plus. I have mood swings where I'm rude and feel depressed and want to cry for no reason. I have very bad stomach pain and have abnormal bleeding from constipation. I also feel incredibly weak and sometimes disoriented. My sister takes loloestrin and has no side ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/4/2014 8:19:48 AM

Reviewer: tram2939, 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:
I've been on Minastrin for about 5 months now. Within those 5 months, I've gained 15 pounds, have experienced fatigue, depression, cystic acne (which I have NEVER had before), spotting, irregular periods, and mood swings. Typically I'll have some food cravings and be tired for a couple of days about a week before my period, but I often feel this way. This birth control makes me feel li ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
2/2/2014 4:44:35 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Loestrin for about 6 years with no issues at all. It really was the perfect birth control. Since switching from Loestrin to Minastrin in September of 2013, I have experienced extreme fatigue, mood swings, depression, weight gain of about 10-15 pounds, cramps and bloating. For the last 2 to 3 months, I've had no motivation, I've struggled to stay focused and the symptoms of depre ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/30/2014 11:50:09 PM

Reviewer: ELIZ1234, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I posted earlier in Novermber about this drug. You can read what I wrote about Minastrin and Warner Chilcott if you filter these reviews by Most Helpful. I just wanted to give an update. Clearly, Warner Chilcott made a huge mistake by taking a seemingly great birth control (leoestrin) off the market to replace it with this horrible birth control (minastrin). This was all business. The worst busi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/27/2014 1:58:07 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I happened to notice one month that I was no longer taking LoEstrin24Fe but rather Minastrin. I did some research online & they all said it was the same medication, so I did not worry. I VERY MUCH disagree with those statements after being on LoEstrin24Fe for about 6 years and then on Minastrin for about 5 months. I have had nothing but problems in my life since I've started taking this me ... Show Full Comment

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