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Junel 1/20 is a combination hormone pill that can prevent pregnancy. The two hormones contained in the medication work by preventing the release of an egg during the ovulation cycle and thickening your vaginal fluid to prevent sperm from reaching an egg. The hormones also alter the lining in the uterus to prevent a fertilized egg from attaching. Our team at Nurx can prescribe Junel 1/20 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Microgestin 1/20 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.
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How Does Junel 1/20 Work?
Junel 1/20 is taken by mouth once daily, or as otherwise directed by a doctor. You should take it at the same time each day to ensure effectiveness at preventing pregnancy. The pack includes 28 pills, 21 of which contain the two hormones and seven of which are iron supplements to boost your iron and keep you in the habit of taking a pill daily. Store the pills in a dry, cool place between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit to keep them effective.
Is Junel 1/20 Available?
Junel 1/20 is a brand-name drug from the manufacturer Teva Pharmaceuticals. If your doctor prescribes this medication, it should be covered by your insurance, although it may be classified in a higher tier. Most pharmacies will carry Junel 1/20. The cost of this drug varies, depending on your insurance coverage and pharmacy. At Nurx, we make it easier to get your birth control quickly and efficiently. We partner with doctors in every state we work in, who can provide you with a prescription after an online consultation. Your Junel 1/20 can then be sent directly to you in the mail, which makes the experience more private, safe, and discreet. We also work with insurance providers and can help you determine if your birth control is covered. Even if it's not covered, we can provide you with a generic option to help you save.
What Precautions Should I Take When Using Junel 1/20?
Before taking any birth control pills, you should consult with a doctor, whether in-person or through our online consultation system. They can determine whether you might be at risk for an allergic reaction to any of the ingredients in Junel 1/20, which could manifest with symptoms like swelling of the tongue, throat, or lips, itching, trouble breathing, rashes, or hives. The risk of allergic reactions to Junel 1/20 is quite low.
Does Junel 1/20 Cause Weight Gain?
Estrogen, one of the hormones in Junel 1/20, can cause weight gain due to fluid retention and increased appetite. However, estrogen typically causes this side effect when taken in high doses. Junel 1/20 has a low dose, so the risk of gaining weight is lower.
Does Junel 1/20 Help With Acne?
Besides preventing pregnancy, Junel 1/20 can treat acne, as well as help improve period regularity, decrease painful periods and blood loss, and decrease your risk of ovarian cysts.
Other Important Information About Junel 1/20
When taken exactly as directed, Junel 1/20 has a 99 percent effective rate for preventing pregnancy. Some of the products that may interact with this drug include aromatase inhibitors, tranexamic acid, ospemifene, tizanidine, tamoxifen, and combination drugs used to treat chronic hepatitis C. Always talk to your medical provider about drugs you currently take.
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