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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
1/12/2014 3:33:43 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I hate this birth control! This is my first time ever being on birth control and I have never been so sad and fat in my life. I gained about 6-10 pounds and grew from a 34 C to a 34DD in only 2 months. I've been addicted to ATMs because this product has made me nauceous almost every day. The chewable tastes absolutely terrible and I actually get sad when it's time to take the pill because ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/11/2014 12:00:59 AM

Reviewer: grace, 19-24 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I was on Loestrin 24 Fe for 3 years and was switched to Minastrin 3 months ago. At first I thought I just had to get used to it because I was having horrible acne problems. However, as I continued taking it I started getting spouts of nauseousness and extreme mood swings. I am very unhappy with this drug and will be switching once I finish this pack!

Condition: Birth Control
1/10/2014 3:39:46 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
I had been taking Loestrin 24 Fe for about 4 years when I had been told it was being discontinued. My Dr. suggested Minastrin and said it would be an alternative. I have had no issued with the Loestrin 24 Fe or the Minastrin. I usually only get my period every other month and it is light and lasts about 2 days. It was the same while on Minastrin. I did not experience spotting or anything while swi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/10/2014 1:40:32 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I DO NOT recommend this drug either. I too was on Loestrin and everything was working out great, and then was forced to switch to Minastrin, being told that it was very similar to Loestrin. However, the side effects are awful. I very often feel extremely bloated, my acne has probably gotten worse, I frequently felt extremely nauseous the first couple of months of taking it, and most importantly, H ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/9/2014 11:33:27 PM

Reviewer: unhappy19, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I would not recommend Minastrin. I was on Loestrin 24fe for 3 years-- and I loved it. When they switched me to Minastrin, I was told that it was identical-- so I didn't notice the crazy side effects until 3 months later. I had gained 6 pounds-- all around my stomach and hips, an area I do not normally first gain weight in. I would get so hungry right before my period, completely ravenous. My s ... Show Full Comment

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