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Condition: Birth Control
5/26/2014 7:40:10 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Switched to Manestrin from Lo Loestrin. So far its just as good as the last, I know the drug says to chew it but thus far I have not followed that direction and it has the same effectiveness. I also skip the iron pills at the end so I end up with no period at all. No weight gain, possibly some skin problems but nothing major at all. This pill has been fine for me, Im actually surprised at the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/25/2014 3:36:48 PM

Reviewer: jenp49, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I had been on Loestrin for about 4 years with a wonderful experience. Switched to Minestrin in October after Loestrin was discontinued. Got me period as normal the first month with some spotting in between. In November, I was spotting and figured that was my period (since my periods are very light on birth control, 1-2 days). Come to find out in December that I was 7 weeks pregnant. Now, I will ad ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/14/2014 6:18:43 PM

Reviewer: Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
After being on Loestrin24Fe for 4 years, my 19 y.o. daughter was switched to Minastrin24 about 5 months ago. She had no problem with Loestrin, but with Minastrin she has missed 2-3 periods off and on (been pregnancy tested) and is now developing forehead acne. She had beautiful skin throughout her teen years. However her weight has stayed the same and there has been no cramping or spotting. She ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
5/1/2014 7:25:43 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
The worst side effect of this pill was bleeding (not spotting, but full on period like bleeding) for 2-3 weeks out of the month. I think it may have contributed to weight gain as well. I do not recommend, I want to give it zero stars satisfaction-wise. I switched to another pill and hopefully it is better.

Condition: Birth Control
4/30/2014 2:07:25 PM

Reviewer: absolutely007, 35-44 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 started taking Minastrin in Dec. 2013 after taking Loestrin for over 5 years. I have been back and forth to the Dr. about 5 times since then, thinking everything under the sun wasa wrong and finding this message board is like an epiphany. I have had every sympton mentioned by others: severe acne (never had acne in my life), bloating, cramping for 2 weeks prior to schedule period--then no period ... Show Full Comment

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