User Reviews for Mibelas 24 Fe to treat Birth Control
Mibelas 24 Fe has an average rating of 4.0 out of 10 from a total of 30 reviews for the treatment of Birth Control. 30% of reviewers reported a positive experience, while 60% reported a negative experience.
Reviews for Mibelas 24 Fe
"Works fine. And it is the same as minastrin, I don't know if anyone else on here took a chemistry class, but minastrin and mibelas are made up of the same chemical composition, and therefore the same product produced by "different companies". I had no weight gain, light periods that lasted three days."
"I was on Minastrin for several years and was switched to Mibelas. I have been taking it for several months and haven't had any issues with it. I don't feel any differently on Mibelas. In fact, I feel like my anxiety is better than it's been in a long time."
"This medication Mirelas 24 Fe is HORRIBLE. This took months off of my life that I will never ever get back. This put me through the worst 2 depressive episodes I have ever experiences. Not being able to THINK, not being able to function, literally in a daze, not being able to do basic things like shower, this thing made me emotionally numb for months. The only 2 times I have had these episodes were while I was put on this as a generic because they ran out of my real pill. This pill is a monster I will never go near it again. I would not wish my experience on my WORST enemy"
"I wish I had read about this pill before taking it. I was on Minestrin for two years and loved it. CVS switched me to Mibelas, and I experienced terrible headaches and extreme shortness of breathe to the point I thought I was going to choke to death. It took me awhile to figure out it was the Mibelas, but when I did, I stopped taking it, and I never felt better. I had constant headaches for the 2 months I was taking it, and severe anxiety. I stopped going to class and literally thought I was losing my mind. It is not worth the price difference between Minestrin and Mibelas. This product should not even be sold."
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"I've enjoyed this medicine just as much as Minastrin. Sometimes people can react to different additives/etc. I've had that happen before. The active ingredients are the same, however. My periods are very light, regular, minimal cramping, etc. It's great. I love that they're only a few days also. I've been on many brands and the only ones that have gone well for me are Yasmine, Minastrin, and Mibelas."
"I was on Minastrin for 3 years when I went to the pharmacy they gave me mibelas. I have been on mibelas for 4 months now and hate it. My headaches are more severe, I gained weight with no change in my diet, my legs ache almost all the time, anxiety is worse I am waking up in the night with anxiety, mood swings and short temper plus when on minastrin I never got my period now I get it and the cramps are horrible. I would not recommend this pill to anyone and can't wait to switch it even if I have to pay out of pocket."
"This birth control is the best! I had pretty bad acne, maybe borderline cystic, and ever since starting this birth control Mirabelas 24 FE , my skin has been clear! It also helped me put on weight because I was on the skinnier than average side. I also don’t get period, which I’m not sure if that’s a good or bad thing, but for me, it’s good because I get zero cramps as opposed to the TERRIBLE cramps I used to get. Just consult with your Gyno first!"
"After trying several pills that did not agree wth me, I ended up on minastrin for the last 2 years. I had minimal side effects and I never got my period or any of the symptoms, loved this pill!! I was given mibela from pharmacy earlier this year, and I absolutely hate it!!! Most definitely not the same as minastrin, no way this the generic form. After being on it for 5 months, thinking the side effects would level out, its worse than ever! I eat fairly well and exercise at least 3-5 times a week. I get ankle swelling, gained 15 lbs, very bad headaches at least 3/4 times a week, cramps, extreme mood swings, depression to the point where I didn't want to leave my house, and got a very heavy period every other week lasting 3-4 days"
"Oh wow. A BIG NO from me. I switched pharmacies and insurance and was told Mibelas 24 FE was basically the generic form of Minastrin 24 fe, BUT for me it is NOT THE SAME. I have had such bad emotional side effects for the last three weeks since starting it I thought I was basically completely insane. I have been so severely depressed, laying on the floor for hours any time I am not at work (going to take breaks at work to lay down on the bathroom floor and cry), I have gotten such bad anxiety that I was convinced several people close to me "suddenly hated me", and had 1 panic attack and 3 anxiety attacks in one week. My therapist said he had no idea what was wrong with me and suddenly we realized the only thing different in the last three weeks was that I was taking the "generic" form of my birth control instead of the regular... so I looked up Mibelas, and turns out MANY people switching from Minastrin are having the same exact issues"
"I have been taking Mibelas for around 4 months after my insurance switched me from Minestrin. I never had issues with anxiety until I started taking this medication. I’d have a panic attack once or twice a day. I had difficulty staying asleep and would wake up in the middle of the night. I had extreme moods swings. I was either angry or crying and unable to control it. I had my doctor rewrite me a prescription for minestrin not allowing for the generic. I’ll pay out of pocket to avoid taking this drug."
"I was unknowingly switched from Minastrin to Mibelas and was told that these are equivalent. I was on Minastrin for over 4 years with no problems, but Mibelas has been horrible. My periods have been extremely heavy and last a lot longer than on Minastrin. I have no energy and feel horrible."
"Been on this generic Ministren for a while now. I didn't have any side effects transitioning onto Mibelas, as it is the same amount of active ingredient. I love this pill because I don't suffer severe PMS symptoms and I do not get pregnant. I also rarely get a period at all. I jokingly refer to it as being "on my fake period" because I do not bleed. I do get a little moody or anxious 2 days before I start the sugar pills. However I immediately feel better once I start a new pill pack. I normally wait the 4 days to allow my body to reset but even so, I don't bleed. I am 30 now and have been on BC for almost the majority of my life. It's a luxury to not worry about becoming pregnant."
"Great experience throughout 4 years of use - the first and only form of BC I’ve ever used. Starting on BC I was prescribed Minastrin 24 Fe, then sometimes I get sent generic, sometimes Mibelas 24 Fe (it’s all exactly the same, just different manufacturers). Slight mood swings and spotting in the first few months starting out, but felt totally normal again soon after. No weight gain, no unusual skin reactions, nothing. Going 4 years strong and the experience taking this BC has been seamless in my life. Unfortunately, usually only the rare few dissatisfied individuals leave reviews, so I wanted to speak up to praise this product."
"Everyone’s different; I get that. Most of the comments I’ve read on here were negative. Luckily, my experience on Mibelas has been a pleasant one. Never had any issues. I was on Minastrin Fe before my insurance switched it to Mibelas and I see nor feel any difference. No complaints here."
"My insurance switched me to the Mibelas 24 Fe without warning and my experience has been awful. I've been in full blown depression (which I have never experienced), anxiety, numbness, mood swings, and anger outburst, my periods are back & heavy and painful. Also became extremely sensitive to the sun and burned when I never did before. I am a therapist so at first I was worried maybe it was something wrong with me so I tried managing my depression symptoms other ways but it never worked. It was relieving to here this medication is known for these emotional changes. I'm getting off of this medication immediately"
"I have been on Mibelas since April, still continuing to follow my same dieting and exercise patterns (4-5 times per week). I have gained 12 lbs since then, had terrible headaches and lack of sleep, period has been longer and heavier as well as my anxiety is at an all time high. I am going back to my original birth control, just upsetting that now I have to pay for it or use something that has worked for years with no problem."
"I started this birth control (BC) pill called Mibelas 24 Fe about 5 months ago. This is the first BC I’ve ever had. 1st month I had awful side effects (breast tenderness, migraine, and felt like I was going crazy) and for the first 2 months I had breakthrough bleeding. After the first month, those side effects went away. As someone who bled very heavily prior to BC, I have had no cramps and light bleeding while on Mibelas. I believe this is my 5th month and I have not bled at all this month... & I have never missed a dose. I know BC can cause amenorrhea but as someone who had very regular periods prior to starting the drug and is sexually active, having my period regularly is a nice peace of mind."
"Like many others on here, I was swapped onto the Mirbelas 24 Fe pill due to insurance reasons. I have nothing that good to say about this pill. I’ve noticed -increase in anxiety -weight gain of around 15 pounds -heavier periods -longer lasting periods -irregularly in periods -more headaches -sore breasts -cramps (never had cramps before taking this) -cystic acne"
"My insurance automatically switched my birth control to this brand since they no longer covered Minastrin 24 Fe anymore. So about 5 months ago I started taking Mibelas 24Fe. The first month everything seemed pretty normal, the second month my period was a day late (which has NEVER happened before), and by the third and fourth months, I didn't get a period at all, no spotting or anything. As a person who is sexually active, it would be nice to get my period every month as peace of mind that I'm not pregnant. (Before you read what's next, both months I took pregnancy tests and both were negative.) I also have been experiencing some serious mood swings and also developed acne on my back. Not extreme side effects, but definitely side effects I have never gotten on previous birth controls before."
"CVS and my insurance switched me from brand name minsatrin to generic mibelas. I had beautiful skin and never had an acne problem until I went on mibelas. About a month after starting mibelas I developed cystic acne that was not only painful but has left significant scarring on the sides of my face at 24 years old. Immediately after stopping it, the acne stopped. My gynecologist got me off that god awful brand and told me that though the pharmacist and insurance will claim that generic and brand name are the same, they are not. Thanks a lot for ruining my face mibelas. While the nominal out of pocket cost was $0, I have spent hundreds to get rid of these cysts on the side of my face."
"I wish I would have read these reviews to spare myself the heartache that this drug caused me. The first few months I was constantly cramping but I was convinced my body was simply adjusting to a new hormonal birth control. About 7 months in, I started convincing myself that people didn’t like me. About 9 months in, I started having full blown depressive episodes. I have never experienced anything like it. I am very self aware and generally in a good mood, I recognized almost immediately that it had to be due to my period as it came approximately a week and a half before my period. I felt empty. I stopped doing things I enjoyed, I wanted to cry over everything (and I have thick-skin), I was having severe anxiety attacks. It was awful and I feel sorry for myself that I ever had to experience such whole-hearted sadness when it could have been avoided by not taking this drug. I am one month off of it and I feel myself getting back to normal. Spare yourself and don’t take this."
"I actually really like this birth control. Reading all the reviews really had me scared but I’m glad I gave it a try. I had been on Loestrin 24 fe for a while but it’s now discontinued so I had to make a switch. I tried Blisovi at first because the dr said it was the same and I had a terrible experience. Mibelas has not given me any side effects other than a little spotting in the beginning and I now skip my period which I find odd, but guess I shouldn’t complain? I do feel a tad bit bloated and like I’ve gained a few pounds but don’t have a scale to confirm this. Other than that, I barely even realize I’m on bc"
"Like most people, my insurance stopped covering my Taytulla so my GYN put me on this and said it was the generic. I've only been on it 3 weeks, and within the first week I was already feeling gross and bloated. I already feel like I’ve gained 5 pounds, and I eat really good and work out. The headaches are horrendous to the point they make me nauseous and feel like I need to vomit. Hopefully the side effects get better!"
"Only a month in and having the absolute worst experience. This is the 3rd birth control pill I have ever tried and I have never had this bad of problems. 2 weeks in to the pack I started bleeding. I'm now almost to the end of the pack and still bleeding off and on ever single day. I have horrible mood swings. I get so upset over nothing. My anxiety is horrible! I'm overly emotional too! I'm driving myself insane and probably everyone else around me. I'm going to start the next pack but if by the end of that one I'm not better... I'm done with mibelas 24. I NEVER had any kind of horrible side effects like this one Minastrin 24. My insurance no longer covers minastrin 24 so I was switched to mibelas 24. Not the same AT ALL so far!!"
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"I've been on this generic version of Minastrin 24 Fe for a couple years? I don't remember exactly. I really love it. I'm surprised at all the other reviews, but everyone has different biological makeup that causes them to react differently to things. I may have gained a little weight, but honestly I needed it so it wasn't noticeable. I was already a sad person and didn't notice any differences in my mood after starting the pill, I even had a period of being very happy with life hahah. I want to say it has helped with my skin. Minastrin stopped my periods, but I would still spot sometimes. I don't get periods at all with Mibelas. Is this normal? Unsure, but it's better than bleeding all the time and having cramps that make me miserable. I'm thankful that my body is kind to me and lets me have this positive experience. I hope everyone is able to find something that works well for them, too."