MINASTRIN 24 FE: FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments

User Comments:

For Birth Control “I love this birth control! I use it to prevent my break through periods and help maintain them. It does everything I want. I don’t feel any different taking it versus not and really helps slow down the strength of my periods. I am really annoyed my insurance does not want to cover it anymore! They wanted to raise it to $150/pack! So if your insurance covers this, then I would recommend.”

Rosseee08 February 7, 2018

For Birth Control “This drug made me so nauseous for over a year! My quality of life suffered greatly as did my family’s and our wallet. Hundreds of dollars wasted at a GI specialist trying to determine what was making me so sick, 3 days after stopping minastrin I started feeling so much better.”

NauseousMommy (taken for 1 to 2 years) January 13, 2018

For Birth Control “I first tried Lo loestrin Fe and it made me feel crazy. I switched to a triphasic birth controls and tried trinessa and tri-sprintec but had an even worse experience. I was unbelievably nauseous when I first started and threw up several times. Every first week of each month I was dizzy and felt like I was in a fog and the rest of the weeks I was so nauseous that I couldn’t eat, go to the gym, or do anything. I switched to minastrin and it was such a life saver. I didn’t experience any nausea at all, I never felt dizzy, and I felt very emotionally stable. The only downside of this birth control is that I bled for 2 weeks if I took the pill 30 min late & I started getting ridiculously hungry after a few months and was gaining weight”

Jane27 October 15, 2017

For Birth Control “I started this birth control in January 2016. I am now 18. I have had a steady boyfriend through this time so I figured this would be the best choice- especially since i can’t swallow pills. All I can say is it was not bad for the first 8 months (short periods, weight loss) but somewhere around my 9th month taking it, I started to experience terrible anxiety, depression, loss of my sense of self, and really darkt houghts. My cycle also began to alternate. I would receive a period one month, then then the next month, it would be gone. (which caused paranoia over pregnancy… not fun). There was not a day my boobs weren’t sore and my cramps and back pain were awful. Do seriously, don’t take this pill if you have a history with anxiety or depression!”

maddddie September 27, 2017

For Birth Control “I did not like this drug at all, had to switch over to it when Loestrin discontinued. My skin was the worst its ever been and I gained weight (I’d been on birth control for 8 years before this and never gained). Some months I would have severe hemorrhagic bleeding with clots and other months no period at all. I thought maybe because it was a chewable I wasn’t getting the full dose of the drug so I started swallowing it whole but nothing changed. I have been off for 4 months and my periods now last 3 days and I have little to no cramping.”

Kmo24 June 29, 2017

For Birth Control “I love taking this pill. Set an alarm (or two) on my phone and I almost always can remember to take it. I’ve tried the Nuva Ring and the shot and both did NOT work well. Nuva ring gave my panic attacks and the shot gave me a nonstop period for three months. This pill was perfect, lighten and shorten my period each month. I’ve been taking it for a year with no side effects. It’s a little costly but it’s worth it for me.”

Triedalotofbirthcontrols (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 23, 2017

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