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When and How to Use It

Some general considerations to keep in mind while taking this contraceptive include the following:
  • Minastrin 24 Fe comes in chewable tablet form. It is taken by mouth once a day.
  • For the first 24 tablets, make sure to chew and swallow them, then drink a full glass of water. The last four tablets can be chewed or swallowed whole.
  • It does not matter if you take Minastrin 24 Fe with food or on an empty stomach. If the tablet seems to bother your stomach, try taking it with food.
  • Each pack contains 28 tablets. Make sure to take them in order. Once you finish a pack, start a new one the next day. You will probably start your period during the last four days of the pack.
  • It is very important to take Minastrin 24 Fe every day, at the same time each day. Try to pick a time that will be easy to remember, such as at bedtime or breakfast. If you have trouble remembering, please talk with your healthcare provider, as missing tablets increases your risk of pregnancy.
  • Make sure you know exactly what to do if you miss any tablets. In some circumstances, you may need to use a backup method of contraception, such as condoms, for seven days.
  • For the medication to work properly, it must be taken as prescribed.

Dosing Information

There is only one standard way to dose Minastrin 24 Fe, regardless of your age, weight, or medical conditions. As always, do not adjust your dosage unless your healthcare provider specifically tells you to do so.
(Click Minastrin 24 Fe Dosage for more information.)
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