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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
11/1/2013 6:11:20 PM

Reviewer: 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 was taking Loestrin 24 for 7 years and was happy. When I was told they discontinued it I was bummed. I started taking Minastrin 24 fe, I was assuming it would be the same, but it ended up not. Now I get periods and cramps. No Bueno.

Condition: Birth Control
10/30/2013 1:12:29 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've been taking it for about a month because I was having trouble with the high estrogen content in another birth control. So far so good. My only concern is that I haven't had my period yet and I just finished the pack. If it doesn't start up soon, I'm going to be concerned. Other than that, I love that it's chewable! So much easier to use and I think it has a minty flavor. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/29/2013 7:41:54 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Horrible!! Was on Loestrogin 24 for 6 yrs had to switch to this one cuz Loestrogin was discontinued. At first good now I'm breaking out bloated, moody, bleeding 2 wks now. Cramps. Tired all the time. It's the worst. I also was told it's exactly the same as Loestrogin 24. And why do I have to chew it??? It taste nasty. AFTER reading the reviews I'm stopping the pill today. I'm ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/28/2013 5:12:19 PM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
This is all THE WORST birth control I've ever taken. I took Loestrin 24 FE for approx. 8 years before the planned pregnancy of my daughter. Eight weeks postpartum my pharmacy enlightened me that Loestrin had been discontinued and that Minastrin was exactly the same. I stopped taking it after only 13 days. I became severely depressed, no sex drive, tearful, anxious, tired, bloated like crazy! T ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/27/2013 5:49:50 PM

Reviewer: Brown Skin Beauty, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
After taking that awful lo loestrin for 7 months and having either 2 periods a month or having an 11 day period for the entire time I was on it I decided to switch to this minastrin pill. I started my 2nd week today and so far everything is great. no cramping, or bleeding yet. I have no acne. I have been a lil emotional lately but other than that everything seems like its going good. I hope it con ... Show Full Comment

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