Skip to content
My WebMD Sign In, Sign Up

Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of Minastrin 24 Fe Oral.

Overall User Ratings

239 Total User Reviews

User Reviews

«Previous 126-130 of 147 Next»
Condition: Birth Control
11/7/2013 11:06:03 PM

Reviewer: canxun, 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:
like everyone on here, I was forced to switch from lo estrogen 24 to Minastrin. It has been the worst experience ever!!!! Increase in appetite, signs of acne, swollen breast, and the feeling of irritability. talked to my doctor and he switched to the nuvaring.

Condition: Birth Control
11/7/2013 11:28:23 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I gave this BC a poor rating because I have not started on the pack yet. I am switching over from Lo Loestrin Fe. The only problem I had on Loestrin was break through bleeding and thats it. The dr. told me the dose was to low for me since I wasn't getting my period until the middle of the pack, etc. I read the reviews on my new BC (Minastrin) and I'm worried, but people reading these revie ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/6/2013 11:28:28 PM

Reviewer: Katie, 19-24 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 do not like Minastrin. I was on Loestrin 24Fe for 3.5 years until recently being switched to Minastrin due to Loestrin being discontinued. So far I am not happy with Minastrin and although it is supposedly the bioequivalent to Loestrin 24Fe, I am experiencing side effects I never have had while on Loestrin. I have been through 3 packs of Minastrin and have been having problems with skin that I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
11/4/2013 4:48:43 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Like everyone, I was forced to Ministrin after Loestrin was discontinued. It doesn't seem to be the same. I have been on this for 3 pill packs now and the side effects don't seem to be subsiding. I am breaking out on my chin but the skin around my eyes is extremely itchy and dry. It seems to make me feel melancholy, where the loestrin totally reversed my depression and I felt great. Also ... Show Full Comment

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.

«Previous 126-130 of 147 Next»
Report Problems to the Food and Drug Administration
 
You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Ask the pharmacist

Questions about medications? Get expert answers by video or live chat about allergies, pregnancy, sleep, and more.
See the Ask the Pharmacist event schedule.

Ask a Question

Popular Slideshows & Tools on WebMD

feet
Solutions for 19 types.
highlighted areas of the brain
How well do you know yours?
oatmeal and eggs
The best and worst for you.
dog begging at table
Foods your dog should never eat.
MS Overview
Recognizing symptoms.
mature woman with serious expression
What do you know?
chlamydia
Pictures and facts.
Healthy Snack
13 delicious options.
Take your medication
Separate fact from fiction.
lone star tick
How to identify that bite.
young woman in sun
What to watch for.
woman clutching at stomach
Do you know what's causing yours?

Women's Health Newsletter

Find out what women really need.

WebMD the app

Get trusted health information. Whenever. Wherever... with your iPhone, iPad or Android.

Find Out More
IMPORTANT: About This Section and Other User-Generated Content on WebMD

The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatment or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.

Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.