Junel Fe 1/20 (Loestrin Fe)
Junel Fe 1/20 is a hormone-based, combination-type birth control medication with a low dose of estrogen. In addition to preventing pregnancy, Junel Fe 1/20 may also lighten your periods, reduce the pain associated with your periods, and treat hormone-based acne.
Pricing with insurance:
Pay as little as $0 for the medication with insurance, plus a $15 medical consultation fee, which includes unlimited access to our medical team for a full year.
Pricing without insurance:
Pay as little as $15 per month for the medication without insurance, plus a $15 medical consultation fee, which includes unlimited access to our medical team for a full year.
Birth control type:
Combination birth control pill
Also known as:
Loestrin FE 1/20, Microgestin Fe 1/20, Gildess Fe 1/20, Larin Fe 1/20, Tarina Fe 1/20, Blisovi Fe 1/20, Norethindrone acetate-Ethinyl estradiol
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- How Does Junel Fe 1/20 Work?
Junel Fe 1/20 is delivered in an easy-to-use container. Each day is labeled and you will take the pills in order at the same time each day. For the first 21 days, you will take a hormone pill and then for the last 7 days, you will take a reminder pill, which contains a small amount of iron.
- Is Junel Fe 1/20 Easy to Get?
Yes. Junel Fe 1/20 is often recommended because of its low dose of estrogen. You will need a prescription for it, though, which you can get through one of the physicians that we partner with. This birth control medication is covered under most insurance plans. Don't have insurance? No problem! You can fill your prescription at an affordable price at Nurx. Your Junel Fe 1/20 will be conveniently delivered to your home in a discreet package.
- What Precautions Should I Take Before Starting Junel Fe 1/20?
It is always advisable to consult with a healthcare professional before starting any new medication. Your doctor or Nurx healthcare professional can help you determine if you are at risk of an allergic reaction. Allergic reactions, although very rare, include hives, itching, facial swelling, and trouble breathing.You should also discuss your health history with your physician before starting Junel Fe 1/20. Diabetics may need to monitor their blood sugar levels more often.
- Are There Any Known Side Effects of Junel Fe 1/20?
There is always the possibility, although rare, of side effects when taking hormone-based birth control medication. Because Junel Fe 1/20 is a low estrogen birth control medication, very few women will experience side effects including nausea, headache, breast tenderness, weight gain, water retention, and irregular periods. Some side effects including irregular periods will go away after your body has adjusted to the medication.Serious side effects are extremely rare but could include blood clots, stroke, migraines, and vision changes.
- Can I Take Junel Fe 1/20 with Other Medications?
Junel Fe 1/20 is safe with most prescriptions and over-the-counter medications. However, it is always a good idea to inform your healthcare provider of any medications or supplements you are taking to avoid any interactions. Some medications can reduce the effectiveness of Junel Fe 1/20, resulting in a pregnancy.Specific medications can also interfere with Junel Fe 1/20 including aromatase inhibitors, seizure medications, HIV drugs, and medications used to treat chronic hepatitis C. Junel Fe 1/20 reminder pills also contain iron so it is important to avoid any medications that should not be taken with iron.
- Does Junel Fe 1/20 Cure Acne?
Junel Fe 1/20 not only regulates and lightens your periods, but it can also treat hormone-based acne. This birth control medication is sometimes prescribed to treat severe acne.
- Will I Gain Weight With Junel Fe 1/20?
It is a misconception that you will gain weight when taking birth control pills. There is a risk of retaining water, which is often confused as weight gain. This retention, however, should decrease after your body adjusts to the birth control medication.