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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
9/16/2014 3:26:26 PM

Reviewer: HannahB, 13-18 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been taking the pill for about 8 months now and I am not satisfied whatsoever. I've gained weight, I have 3-4 short but heavy periods a month. I have constant mood swings.

Condition: Birth Control
9/8/2014 10:57:34 PM

Reviewer: Emily, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
By far the best birth control I've been on. I've been on pills that made me have severe mood swings and nausea, and Minastrin makes me feel completely normal and like my old self. I've been on it for a little over a year, and my periods are significantly shorter with little to no PMS symptoms. I swallow the pill instead of chewing it, but it has been an effective contraceptive nonethel ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
9/5/2014 7:35:09 AM

Reviewer: sjacks21, 25-34 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I'm adding on to a review from a few months ago. I've now been on this medicine for 3 months. I didn't have any real problems with the pill. I don't think I had enough time to regulate my periods before I had to stop taking the pill. I'm a healthy 27 year old, 125lbs, eat healthy and exercise. I've never taken a smoke in my like and don't drink regular. I was advised to ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/25/2014 6:21:07 PM

Reviewer: Jennifer Wash, 19-24 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I've been on this pill for over a year. Like everyone else I was sad to see Loestrin go but had no choice but to convert. This pill has stopped me from getting pregnant but has not stopped the pregnant scares. This pill literally makes you feel pregnant. I have terrible periods that last maybe 4 days. They are normally extremely light however the cramps are horrid. I do believe this pill ei ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Birth Control
8/25/2014 8:59:01 AM

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: 1

Comment:
This medication was given to me as a sample when loestrin was discontinued. After having no problems with loestrin and loloestrin besides no period (which I don't really see as a problem to be honest), minastrin was a terrible change. I have gained weight and feel nauseas throughout the day. This is my third month of the pill samples and I have called to change my prescription.

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