LO Minastrin FE is part of the Estrogen / Progestin / Iron Combinations class and treats Birth Control. Estrogen / progestin / iron combinations are used for birth control and to treat acne. They work by preventing ovulation and increasing iron levels. LO Minastrin FE is only available as a brand name drug. Compare estrogen / progestin / iron combinations.

LO Minastrin FE Side Effects

Interactions with Medications

Along with its needed effects, a medicine may cause some unwanted effects. Although not all of these side effects may occur, if they do occur they may need medical attention.

Check with your doctor immediately if any of the following side effects occur:

Less common

Breast tenderness

heavy non-menstrual vaginal bleeding

irregular menstrual periods

longer or heavier menstrual periods

normal menstrual bleeding occurring earlier, possibly lasting longer than expected

Incidence not known

Chest pain


clay-colored stools


dark urine


difficulty with speaking


double vision

fast or irregular heartbeat



inability to move the arms, legs, or facial muscles

inability to speak


itching or rash

loss of appetite


pain, redness, or swelling in the arm or leg

pains in the chest, groin, or legs, especially in the calves of the legs

severe headaches of sudden onset

severe nausea or vomiting

slurred speech

stomach pain

sudden loss of coordination

sudden onset of shortness of breath for no apparent reason

sudden onset of slurred speech

sudden vision changes

tightness in the chest

unpleasant breath odor

unusual tiredness or weakness

unusual warmth or flushing of the skin

unusually heavy or unexpected menstrual bleeding

vaginal bleeding or spotting

vomiting of blood

yellow eyes or skin

Some side effects may occur that usually do not need medical attention. These side effects may go away during treatment as your body adjusts to the medicine. Also, your health care professional may be able to tell you about ways to prevent or reduce some of these side effects. Check with your health care professional if any of the following side effects continue or are bothersome or if you have any questions about them:

More common


Less common


blemishes on the skin



heavy bleeding



weight changes

Other side effects not listed may also occur in some patients. If you notice any other effects, check with your healthcare professional.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

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