Pharmacy Gave Me Allergan Instead Of Minastrin 24 Fe?

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Megan b Says:
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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 did call the pharmacy, and the technician was not much help. I knew more than she did. )



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Verwon Says:

Hello, Megan! How are you?

I'm sorry, but Allergan is the name of a manufacturer, not a medication, so can you please post and clarify with the name of it, or its ingredients?

The FDA lists the typical side effects of hormonal contraceptives as including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight changes, acne, and irregular bleeding.

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Megan C Says:
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The only indicator on the birth control packaging / pharmacy label is Allergan. There is no product name; it just says Allergan and then gives the active ingredient amount / ratio (which is the same as Minastrin 24 fe)

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