Junel

Last Update May 6, 2016
Junel is a pregnancy prevention medication.
Uses: Our data suggest that Junel is taken for Spotting, Cramping and Having No Periods, although it is not approved for these conditions. In addition, it is prescribed for Acne. Read More
Other brands: Loestrin, Microgestin
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Positive 84 "I have been taking Junel for a little ...All of a sudden I am starting to put on a little weight and last time I had my period I barely had any blood, it was mostly brown which I know can be old blood."Read more positive discussions
Negative 64 "I was originally on loestrin 24 fe, CVS switched me to junel which was the generic brand. At first my body was doing all right with it, but I began to get very depressed and I would wake up have... "Read more negative discussions
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No period, not pregnant.
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I'm 34, I've had regular periods my whole life. I started taking Sprintec after giving birth, then my doctor switched me to Junel. And I have had my first missed period. I'm several months in on this pill. I took 2 at HPT and they were both Neg. I had blood work done today to rule out early pregnancy and it was Neg. also. I Have a doctor appt. in a couple days to have am exam done to rule out anything else. I've been extremely upset about this, it's so out of the norm. for my body, but after finding this site and reading all the post of women missing their period while taking this pill makes me wonder if that's what going on with me.

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Facts about Junel

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ALL PREGNANCY CATEGORIES
a b c d x n
Category A
Adequate and well-controllted studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy (and there is no evidence of risk in later trimesters).
Category B
Animal reproduction studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women.
Category C
Animal reproduction studies have shown an adverse effect on the fetus and there are no adequate and well-controlled studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category D
There is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience or studies in humans, but potential benefits may warrant use of the drug in pregnant women despite potential risks.
Category X
Studies in animals or humans have demonstrated fetal abnormalities and/or there is positive evidence of human fetal risk based on adverse reaction data from investigational or marketing experience, and the risks involved in use of the drug in pregnant women clearly outweigh potential benefits.
Category N
FDA has not classified the drug.
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Alchohol warning on Junel
There may be a negative interaction between Junel and alcohol.
How do I obtain Junel?
Prescription in the USA
How do I take Junel?
Pill
What dosages are available?
1.5 mg-30 mcg Tablet
Food instructions
Avoid grapefruit or discuss with your doctor because grapefruit may increase drug concentration.
Ingredients
Norethindrone A-E Estradiol
Approval Date
May 30, 2003
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