What is Junel Fe 1/20?

Category: Prescription Drugs

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Generic name: Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone

Junel Fe is a brand name oral contraceptive used to prevent pregnancy. It contains 2 hormones, norethindrone, a progestin, and ethinyl estradiol, an estrogen. These hormones prevent pregnancy by preventing the release of an egg (ovulation).

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Birth control 7 6
Regulate menstrual cycle 3 3
Dysmenorrhea 2 1
Endometriosis 2 2
General health 1 0

Show all 10 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 1
Moderate 4
Mild 2
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Junel Fe 1/20

Side effect Patients
Anger 1
Decreased sex drive (libido) 1
Elevated blood pressure 1
Endometrial hyperplasia 1
Fluid retention (edema) 1
Joint pain 1

Show all 8 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently taking Junel Fe 1/20

Dosage Patients
1 mixed monthly 1
1 mixed daily 1
20 mcg-1 mg daily 1

Why patients stopped taking Junel Fe 1/20

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Did not seem to work 3
Doctor's advice 3
Side effects too severe 3
Personal research 2
See all 7 patients who've stopped taking Junel Fe 1/20

Duration

Currently taking Junel Fe 1/20

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 1
6 months - 1 year 1
5 - 10 years 1

Stopped taking Junel Fe 1/20

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 2
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 7
Usually 1
Sometimes 0
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 0
A little hard to take 0
Not at all hard to take 9
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 6
Not specified 3

What people switch to and from

Patients started taking Junel Fe 1/20 after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1

Patients stopped taking Junel Fe 1/20 and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Levonorgestrel (Mirena) 2
Ethinyl estradiol-desogestrel (Apri) 1
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone (Loestrin 24 Fe) 1
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Junel Fe 1/20.