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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
10/18/2013 1:03:45 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 on Treatment for less than 1 month

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am so thankful I have found this site. I have been on Minastrin now for about two weeks. Like others, I was on Loestrin and it worked great, no problems. Since I have been on Minastrin, I have been breaking out with acne like crazy, retaining water badly, bloated and "heavy" feeling most of the time. Very glad to read others are having similar symptoms. Will definitely ask my docto ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/14/2013 10:12:17 PM

Reviewer: 25-34 Female on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have been using Loestrin 24 FE for about 4 years. After finding out from my pharmacy that it's no longer being made and they filled my prescription for this, I thought ok it must be the same because they can't fill it for a different drug if it's not the same in a formulary sense. After taking this for a month I noticed that I started getting back my old painfully cramps and constant ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/13/2013 2:33:07 PM

Reviewer: MegP9, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had been on Loestrin 24 Fe for 4 years and loved it. When my pharmacist told me Loestrin was discontinued and that I'd be given Minastrin, I accepted because she said it was the exact same formula. However, IT IS NOT -- Within a week, I had more acne than I've ever had in my life (I've always had very clear skin aside from a pimple or 2 during my period). I also gained 5-10 pounds, w ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/12/2013 10:30:47 AM

Reviewer: 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I am 38 years old, and I do NOT want to chew my birth control pill! Who's crazy idea was that? They discontinued the Loestrin that I loved, and now I am searching for a TRUE bioequivalent drug because Ministran is NOT it. I am on day 12 of the pill pack with a full blown period w/cramping. I have reported my issues to Warner Chilcott (the manufacter), and they admitted that they have received ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
10/10/2013 1:17:08 PM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I was on lo estrin fe 24 then go switch to this bc. It still works the same as lo estrin fe 24. The only side effect I would say I seen is moodiness. Sometimes I been sad for no reason and just don't want to be bothered with. Oh another thing I notice was that I BARELY had a period. I would say it lasted a couple of hours. I'm not having sex so I know I'm not pregnant by any chance. It ... Show Full Comment

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