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Junel 1.5/30 is a combination contraceptive medication that prevents pregnancy. It uses a combination of the hormones estrogen and progestin to prevent ovulation from occurring, alters the uterine lining to prevent a fertilized egg from attaching, and changes the consistency of vaginal discharge to prevent sperm from reaching the egg.
Our team at Nurx can prescribe Junel 1.5/30 at special request, or can offer the generic equivalent Microgestin 1.5/30 for as low as $0 with insurance or as little as $15 without insurance.
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How Does Junel 1.5/30 Work?
Junel 1.5/30 must be taken at the same time each day to increase its effectiveness at preventing pregnancy. This medication is available in two formats. The first contains 21 pills that have the two hormones, as well as seven placebo pills that help you stay in the habit of taking the medication for the full 28-day cycle. The second format is a 21-pill pack. Be sure to store your pills in a cool, dry place with a temperature between 68 and 77 degrees Fahrenheit.
Is Junel 1.5/30 Available?
You can get Junel 1.5/30 in both the 21-pill and 28-pill packs at most major pharmacies, although both options do require a prescription. At Nurx, we make it easy for you to get your birth control by partnering with licensed providers in every state where we offer our services. You can consult with a doctor to get a prescription and then have your birth control pills shipped straight to your door. The process offers privacy, discretion, and safety. Here at Nurx, we also work with a number of insurance companies and that list continues to grow. If your insurance doesn't cover your prescription for Junel 1.5/30, we can work with you to find a generic alternative that will be available at a lower cost.
What Precautions Should I Take When Using Junel 1.5/30?
Before using Junel 1.5/30 or any birth control medication, you should talk to your doctor about your current medications and supplements. You could have a rare but serious allergy to one of the ingredients in Junel 1.5/30, which could result in a rash, hives, or swelling of the mouth or throat. You should also discuss your medical history with your healthcare provider to ensure you don't have any conditions that could interact negatively with birth control.
Does Junel 1.5/30 Cause Weight Gain?
Weight gain is an infrequently occurring side effect of Junel 1.5/30. If experienced, it is rarely severe.
Is Junel 1.5/30 a Combination Pill?
Junel 1.5/30 is a combination pill containing two hormones. These are ethinyl estradiol (estrogen) and norethindrone acetate (progestin).
Does Junel 1.5/30 Help With Acne?
The hormone combination in Junel 1.5/30 can treat acne, as well as decrease your risk of ovarian cysts, reduce the severity of your periods, and regulate your menstrual cycles.
Other Important Information About Junel 1.5/30
When taken exactly as it is prescribed, Junel 1.5/30 is 99.9 percent effective at preventing pregnancy. However, the average effective rate for all birth control pills is around 91 percent. Interactions between Junel 1.5/30 and other drugs can impact the effectiveness, so it's important to tell your healthcare provider about all other medications you take.
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