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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

Condition: Birth Control
1/8/2014 8:05:32 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: 3

Comment:
LOVED loestrin 24 fe. I was on it for 3 IRS with no issues. not so much this one. I've never missed a pill or been inconsistent with the time I take it, and for two months I've had breakthrough bleeding and cramps one week before the placebos. (Plus my withdrawal period, which is heavier than it was on loestrin 24 fe). I'm going to talk to my doc about iuds so I don't have to worry ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
1/6/2014 10:21:34 AM

Reviewer: chelc47, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I also had been taking Loestrin but was switched to Minastrin. I started taking it 4 months ago, and have not a had a period since. I assumed it was because my body was getting use to the new pill but I am constantly nauseous, eye blurring dizziness, and I have actually lost about 10 pounds. I am highly dissatisfied with this pill! I never had any issues with Loestrin Fe. So I do not believe they ... Show Full Comment

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