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Birth Control Pills Minastrin 24 Fe

The doctor just gave me Minastrin 24 Fe to take to relieve severe pain during my periods and to prevent pregnancy. I just finished my period the day before I went to see the doctor. Will Minastrin still be effective as a birth control after 7 days if I quick start it? Thank you! ## Hello, Ashlynn! How are you? Yes, you just need to use a backup method of protection, until the 8th day. The FDA lists the typical side effects of oral contraceptives as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, PMS-like symptoms and breakthrough bleeding. Is there anything else I can help with? ## Thank you very much! I appreciate the help! ## Very welcome! Have an awesome day! ## Hi, every once in awhile, because I take my birth control in the dark, I accidentally take a white pill from ...

Switching from LoEstrin 24 Fe to Minastrin 24 Fe

Hey Guys! So I went to the pharmacy to pick up my monthly pack of LoEstrin 24 Fe two weeks ago, only to find out that the makers of LoEstrin 24 Fe discontinued the pills and are replacing it with Minastrin 24 Fe. (I am VERY disappointed to report that I was NEVER notified of the discontinuation, as my reproductive health care is apparently not a priority of my pharmacy or my doctor). My pharmacist says it's the same pill as it is made by the same company and contains the same amount of hormones in it, the only difference is that this pill is chewable. The pharmacist then proceeded to tell me that she would be happy to fill in the prescription for me expect that since she could not get a hold of my doctor to approve the Minastrin, I could not purchase it which caused me to start my p...

minastrin 24 fe Placebo

Hi! I have been on Minasterin FE 24 for about 1 year now. I had my normal period last month that started on the second day of the brown placebo pills. I started the white pills on the same day I started my period (meaning I didn't take 2 of the brown placebo pills). Am I at a higher risk for pregnancy this month? ## No, those are also placebo tablets, so to speak, they only contain an iron supplement to help prevent women from becoming anemic, due to their menstrual bleeding, according to FDA listings. As long you don't miss any active pills, you should be fine, but it never hurts to check for pregnancy, if you are concerned. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, PMS like symptoms, and irregular bleeding. Is there anything else...

Pharmacy gave me Allergan instead of Minastrin 24 FE?

The pill package looks the same, the active ingredients and dosage is the same, but as some of us might have been so unlucky to experience, generics don't always do nice things when they're birth control. I believe the company that makes Minastrin is/was acquired by Allergan -- I just want to make sure this is the same medication and perhaps just a packaging change due to a patent expiring? Remember when they changed from Loestrin (swallow pill) to Menastrin (chew)? Same exact manufacturer and company and active ingredients, just a different consumption format to extend their patent and prevent other companies from making generics. I just want to know if this new Allergan package I got is the same company as Minastrin - my body doesn't react well to switches in formulas. ( I...

Minastrin 24 Fe First Brown Pill

I have been taking Minastrin for over a year now and I'm pretty careful about not being sexually active around the time when I am taking the brown pills. Is the 'strength' of the brown pills less than the white ones? Do I have more of a risk of getting pregnant if I have sex the first day I take a brown pill? ## The brown pill is a completely different medication than the white pills, so they're not really weaker or stronger. They're used to help you track when to take the white pills next, placebos so to speak. They are ferrous fumarate, which is a form of iron. This is most likely used to give you a little extra iron during your period days, to replace the iron you may lose through the bleeding. I don't believe you have to take them if you don't want them, ...

Missed 2 periods while on Minastrin 24 Fe

I've taken Ministrin 4 Fe for over a year and have only missed 1 period a few months ago. I didn't get my period last month though, and am about to take my third sugar pill for this month but still haven't gotten my period. Should I be concerned since if I don't get this period, I will have missed two periods in a row? Or is this just a possible side effect? ## Have you missed any pills? Skipping periods, or not having them at all, can be a normal side effect for some woman that take hormonal contraceptives, according to FDA reports. Others are listed as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability, and PMS-like symptoms. Has your doctor stated there is any reason for concern? Are you on any other medications, or have you taken any others recently?

Minastrin 24 fe no period

I've been taking minastrin for about 4 months now. My periods have been pretty correlated with the brown pills. I'm on the brown pills now and still have not started my period. I know some women experience not having a period at all or light periods while on the pill, but since I've had consistent periods so far, is this a reason to believe I could be pregnant? ## Hello, Bekah! How are you? If you've not missed any pills, then there is no reason to think you might be pregnant. Skipping your period can happen, when you're taking oral contraceptives, but is nothing to worry about, if you've not missed any tablets and your last pap smear was normal. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, headache, irritability and PMS-like symptoms. H...

Missed my period after 3 times taking minastrin 24 fe

I took minastrin 24 fe for only 3 days because I was having heavy periods and my doctor told me these pills will help to stop the heavy bleeding. I took the pills on 8/5/16 but only then it completely stopped. Now this month September I'm one week late on my period. Does anyone know if this is normal? I'm not sure if I could be pregnant. ## Sorry I was taking* the minastrin 24 fe for only 3 days 2 tablets twice a day. ## Hello, Fatima! How are you? Have you had your period, yet? Taking hormonal medications, even if for a short period of time, can throw your normal cycle off and cause you to be late, as reported by NIH. As reported by the FDA, you may also experience nausea, headache, irritability, spotting and PMS like symptoms. If your period doesn't occur within 7 to 10 da...

Taken Minastrin 24 Fe for Years

Hello, I have taken Minastrin 24 Fe for at least 3 years now. I have not had any trouble with it but November of 2015 I missed a period. My periods resumed again in December 2015 and have been normal and on time since then. It is now February 2017 and I am waiting for my period to start. I took my last brown sugar pill today. I should have started two days ago. Is this normal? Should I be concerned? I take my pill the same time each day and have never missed a day. ## If you haven't missed any pills, there really shouldn't be any reason to worry, though there is never any harm in checking for pregnancy, if you're concerned. The FDA does list missed periods, or irregular ones as being possible side effects of oral contraceptives. Has there been any change?

minastrin 24 fe brown discharge

Hi, I have been on minastrin fe for about 8 months. My period has always been normal. However, this time for the last 3 days of when I was supposed to be on my period I've just had brown discharge very very light. Several days (starting with the time change) I took my period at varying times between 10am and 11am. Should I be concerned? Is an hour time difference a big enough one to make the pill not effective? Is brown discharge normal? I took a pregnancy test on the second day of the brown discharge and it was negative. What do you think? ## Hello, Emily! How are you? Has there been any change? According to the AMA, brown discharge is usually just old blood, sometimes not all of it is expelled during your period, so it comes out later, before, during, or after your next period. If...

minastrin 24 fe Down Syndrome

My daughter is 15 and has Down Syndrome. She has been on Minastrin 24 FE for a year to control her heavy bleeding. The doctor started her on these and told us to only give her the white pills everyday skipping the brown pills. That this would stop her cycles. She has not had any monthly cycle nor breakthrough bleeding. She developed signs of a UTI and yeast infection 12 days ago and was put on an antibiotic and a single dose yeast pill. She started spotting two days later today is da ten of that spotting. I plan to call the dr Monday if it hasn't stopped. Has this happened before to anyone? ## Hello, Debbie! How is your daughter doing? Has there been any change? Many antibiotics can lower the efficacy of oral contraceptives, which may result in spotting, or a full on period, accordi...

Delaying Periods and abnormal cycles

I have been taking the pill for 6 months and have noticed my period is better during certain months, but crazy the following month. I have also not had a normal color. Often been brown and clotty. Does this pill change the color and delay? I have been getting my period on days that are not the sugar pill. Also been receiving PMS symptoms for up to two week straight before bleeding. If my period is not syncing with the pill cycle, is it still working correctly? ## Hello, Keia! How are you? As to the color, brown blood is old blood, that blood that has been sitting in your uterus from your last period that wasn't expelled. It is normal and nothing to worry about. The clots are usually due to elevated estrogen levels, according to the NIH, since taking oral contraceptives changes your ...

minastrin 24 fe no period this last month

I have been taking Minestrin 24 for over a year now with a regular period, however this last month - I have not had period only spotted a tiny bit, however, I have intense cramping - is this normal. ## Hello, Kathy! How are you? Those can be normal side effects of this medication, according to FDA reports. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, and irritability. It is usually nothing to worry about, unless your doctor sees a reason to be concerned. Some women stop having periods, entirely, while taking oral contraceptives. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was in loestrin 24 starting in October 2011 until the switch had to be made to minastrin and have been taking that ever since. Many times I have very light periods where no tampon is needed ever and I wear a p...

minastrin 24 fe cramping

Im at the end of my second month taking minastrin 24 fe. I have no period but i have mild cramping. Should I be concerned? ## That can a normal side effect of this medication, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. However, if it continue past 3 months, or worsens, you should consult your doctor. Is there anything else I can help with?

minastrin 24 fe and no period

This is my third month on minastrin and the first month was a normal period for about 4 days, second month was brown discharge and blood for about 4 days and this month I have not had my period yet after the four inactive pills. Is there anything to be worried about, by not getting my period? ## No, some women stop having periods, while taking oral contraceptives and it is nothing to worry about, unless your doctor sees reason to be concerned. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Is there anything else I can help with? ## If I do not get my period in the next month, should I contact my doctor? ## My doctor gave me a sample pack of Minastrin 24 fe and was supposed to call in the regular prescription to my pharmacy. U...

Minastrin 24 - no period 6 months in

Hi, I have been taking Minastrin 24 for 6 months now and when i first started taking it I would get my period twice a month for the first two months. (during the white pills and brown) then I would still get it twice but really lightly. but for the past two months its been really light for 2-3 days twice a month. Am i pregnant?!?!? I've also been very stressed out with work for awhile and i know that makes it irregular. ## If you haven't missed any pills, it isn't very likely that you're pregnant. It can be normal to have irregular bleeding, very light periods or to skip periods, when taking oral contraceptives, as reported by the FDA. You may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache and irritability. Some women stop having periods entirely. Is there anything else I c...

minastrin 24 fe - haven't started my period yet

This month I got on minastrin 24 fe and I took it for a little while and stopped 2 days before my period because I would miss a day or two and now I'm 11 days late on my period. Should I be worried? I have had period symptoms like tender breasts, bloated, cramping, just like my normal period but I haven't started it yet. My boyfriend and I have been intimate 2 times since I stopped one with a condom and one without a condom and he didn't climax inside of me either time. I'm just worried and need answers fast. ## Hello, Teri! How are you? Has anything changed? There is a risk of pregnancy, if you missed pills and/or were intimate without protection. However, as reported by the FDA, this could also be caused by taking it for several weeks and then suddenly stopping. You ma...

Still bleeding after 9 days

I started my first pack of minastrin on the first day of my period, which was 9 days ago and I'm still bleeding. How long will this last and is this normal? ## sounds like endometroisis. Our overbooked thieving medical system to busy to even ck for easy test to see. just need some kind of birth control ## I'm on birth control. I've had 3 ultrasounds and it's not endometriosis. I just want to know if bleeding for 9 days is normal while on minastrin? ## Hello, Alisa! How are you? Yes, that can be a side effect of taking hormonal contraceptives, you may experience irregular bleeding for the first 3 months, or so. Other side effects, as listed by the FDA, may include nausea, headache, irritability, weight changes and PMS-like symptoms. If it concerns you, you should consult ...

minastrin 24 fe no period worry

I been on minastrin for a month and I still havent had no period what should I do I am scare that I want be able to have kids ## Some women do not have periods, when taking oral contraceptives, you could also experience irregular periods for the first 3 months, or so, as reported by the FDA. Other typical side effects may include nausea, dizziness, headache and PMS-like symptoms. However, unless your doctor sees a reason to be concerned, it is usually nothing to worry about and will not affect your ability to have children in the future. Is there anything else I can help with?

minastrin 24 fe - no period?

I took minastrin 24 fe for 6 months. I got off track in the 5th month and didn't have a period (normally lasts all 4 of the inactive days) since I just kept taking the white pills I had in old packs that I messed up in the beginning. I stopped taking the pill on New Year's Day and I haven't had a period since. Could I be pregnant? I was intimate with my partner the day after I stopped taking the pill. ## Yes, it you were intimate right after stopping it, there is a risk of pregnancy. It depends on when you ovulated. Have had yourself checked for pregnancy? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, irritability and spotting.


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