Minastrin 24 Fe

Active Ingredient(s): Norethindrone Acetate + Ethinyl Estradiol + Ferrous Fumarate
FDA Approved: * April 19, 2013
Category: Birth Control / Contraceptive

* This drug may consist of multiple approval dates, manufacturers, or distributors. If applicable, they would be listed below under "NDC Database Records".

Minastrin 24 Fe Overview

Ethinylestradiol/norethisterone, also known as ethinyl estradiol/norethindrone, is a combination birth control pill made up of ethinylestradiol, an estrogen and norethisterone a progestin.[1] It is used for birth control, symptoms of menstruation, endometriosis, and menopausal symptoms.[1][2] Other uses include acne.[1] It is taken by mouth.[1] Side effects can include nausea, headache, blood clots, breast pain, depression, and liver problems.[2] Use is not recommended during pregnancy, the i...

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minastrin 24 fe Placebo
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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...
Updated 6 days ago.
Pharmacy gave me Allergan instead of Minastrin 24 FE?
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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...
Updated 2 months ago.
Missed 2 periods while on Minastrin 24 Fe
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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?
Updated 6 months ago.
Minastrin 24 fe no period
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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...
Updated 7 months ago.
Missed my period after 3 times taking minastrin 24 fe
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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...
Updated 7 months ago.
Taken Minastrin 24 Fe for Years
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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?
Updated 8 months ago.
minastrin 24 fe brown discharge
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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...
Updated 11 months ago.
minastrin 24 fe Down Syndrome
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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...
Updated 11 months ago.
Delaying Periods and abnormal cycles
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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 ...
Updated 1 year ago.
minastrin 24 fe no period this last month
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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...
Updated 1 year ago.

Possible Dosages for this and Related Drugs:

Norethindrone Acetate + Ethinyl Estradiol + Ferrous Fumarate
  • Capsule: 0.02mg + 1mg, 1mg + 20mcg + 75mg
  • Tablet: 0, 0.0025mg + 0.5mg, 0.005mg + 1mg, 0.01mg,0.01mg + 1mg,n/a, 0.02mg + 0.035mg + 0.03mg + 1mg, 0.02mg + 1mg, 0.02mg,0.03mg,0.035mg + 1mg,1mg,1mg, 0.035mg + 0.4mg, 0.035mg + 0.5mg, 0.035mg + 0.5mg + 0.75mg + 1mg, 0.035mg + 0.5mg + 1mg, 0.035mg + 1mg, 0.035mg,0.035mg + 0.5mg,1mg, 0.035mg,0.035mg,0.035mg + 0.5mg,0.75mg,1mg, 0.035mg,0.035mg,0.035mg + 0.5mg,1mg,0.5mg, 0.03mg + 1.5mg, 0.05mg + 1mg, 0.5mg + 0.1mg, 0.75mg + 0.035mg, 10mcg, 1mg + 0.035mg, 1mg + 0.5mg, 1mg/0.035mg, 75mg, Combo
  • Tablet, Chewable: 0.025mg + 0.8mg, 0.02mg + 1mg, 0.035mg + 0.4mg
  • Tablet, Chewable, Tablet: 0.01mg,0.01mg,n/a + 1mg,n/a,n/a, 1mg + 10mcg + 10mcg + 75mg
Note: Above list includes dosages for all drugs with the same combination of active ingredients.

NDC Database Records for Minastrin 24 Fe: (2 results)

Sorted by National Drug Code
  • 0430-0535 Minastrin 24 Fe Chewable 28 Day Pack by Warner Chilcott (Us), LLC
  • 0430-0540 Minastrin 24 Fe Kit by Warner Chilcott (Us), LLC

Drugs with one or more similar ingredients: (187 results)

Possibly related Minastrin 24 Fe Topics:

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... 5 replies
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 peri... 4 replies
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 dis... 3 replies
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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 d... 1 reply
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 ... 1 reply
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 d... 1 reply
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 concerne... 1 reply
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... 1 reply
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... 1 reply

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