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    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

    Condition: Birth Control
    2/8/2014 9:03:26 PM

    Reviewer: BeccaB, 13-18 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 was switched from loestrin 24 fe to this ans have had HORRIBLE mood swings, depression, bleeding. I have not felt like myself since taking this birth control. My family and friends and teachers think Im bi polar and I have NEVER had any issues at all when on Loestrin FE..Went to see my doctor and she is switching me to the generic form of Loestrin 24 FE...Just became available in Jan 2014 hoping ... Show Full Comment

    Condition: Birth Control
    2/7/2014 6:19:21 PM

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

    Effectiveness

    Current Rating: 3

    Ease of Use

    Current Rating: 4

    Satisfaction

    Current Rating: 2

    Comment:
    I was just wondering if anyone has experienced nausea or diarrhea on this medication. I have vomited about 6 times since the switch to this new birth control and I am not sure if it is the birth control or something else. I am not pregnant and I used to take LoLoestranFe and I just switch for a higher dose.

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