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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
12/30/2013 3:49:37 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I originally got on BC not only for birth control, but for abnormal heavy bleeding. I loved Loestrin 24 fe and was displeased when they told me it was discontinued. I barely had a period and I had absolutely no side effects while on it. Now on this crap and I immediately had horrible side effects. During the first month I had severe cramping during my second week of pack that lasted through to the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/28/2013 5:33:14 PM

Reviewer: Britt, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Was on Loestrin fe 24 for about 3 years and didn't have one problem with it, now after starting minestrin about 4 months ago I have had a horrible time with it, when u started the first pack I got a yeast infection and had a hard time figuring out between my Dr and pharmacists whether or not I can just swallow it. But the most irritating side effect I am going through is the acne!!!! Sure I ge ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/28/2013 2:11:26 PM

Reviewer: K, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on loestrin 24 fe for over a year and loved it. I went to the pharmacy to get my monthly prescription and discovered it had been discontinued and replaced with minastrin. I have experienced side effects such as headaches, breast tenderness, mood swings, and fatigue (that I did not experience with loestrin). I am very unhappy with this medication and will be switching to the generic brand ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/24/2013 1:22:57 AM

Reviewer: aja, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Unlike other reviewers, I was not previously taking loestrin. Minastrin 24 fe is my first experience with birth control, and I finished my first pack only a few days ago. So since I'm not exactly experienced with bc, I didn't think that the side effects I've been going through were abnormal. The first few weeks were extremely emotional, and my anxiety worsened to the point of daily att ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
12/22/2013 12:15:34 AM

Reviewer: Tropics89, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
For those wondering, the reason they switched to manufacturing minastrin is because after a certain number of years other companies are able to make generic brands of a drug. In order to stop a generic brand from coming out they discontinued loestrin and created minastrin. So it really comes down to stupid pharmeceudical politics. I've had a terrible time on minastrin so far. On my third or fo ... Show Full Comment

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