FDA Approved Drugs and User Comments: JUNEL FE 1.5/30

User Comments:


For Birth Control “I was previously on Sprintec for about 5 years but switched because my periods were becoming shorter but I was having really odd periods that were heavy and clotting. I also had a lower sex drive and just felt blah so my NP decided it was time for a change. After changing, I instantly felt a change! My periods have been lighter, shorter, and consistently regular. My sex drive came back about a month after switching. The only downside is my cramps are worse but I’ve always had bad cramps. I would definitely recommend!”

Nurse BW (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 2, 2018


For Birth Control “I took Junel Fe 1.5/30 for birth control. I had no side effects when I first started. My skin was clear, my period was regular and no mood swings. I was switched from Lo Loestrin because of insurance changes and could tell the pill was different although it’s the generic. I gained a few pounds after 2 months but I was eating poorly so I’m not sure this has anything to do with. After 6 months I lost a lot of weight so I’m not sure the pill was the problem but I started to experience a lot of dryness during sex. I still had a sex drive but definitely decreased. Overall the pill did its job and I had a few times that I forgot to take it and still no scares.”

ER707 February 2, 2018


For Birth Control “I am 18 and this is the first birth control I went on because I had a very large ovarian cysts( at the point where I need surgery), I HATE this pill. I have struggled with acne, nothing too bad but I still always have acne. Only after 4 days the acne on my face got terrible, it was all over my face. Not only on my face but then I start to get back acne (which I have never before), that isn’t even the worst part. I got acne all over my boobs, like huge pimples everywhere it was just so gross. My mood swings were terrible I would get to mad so easily and once I got mad I always just started to cry. After a week on this pill I started to get really bad hip pain and Advil wasn’t helping much. For me this pill was absolutely Terrible.”

Jess60006 January 21, 2018


For Birth Control “I am 27, healthy, and have been on birth control since I was 15. I had to switch off my old birth control as they don’t offer it anymore. The first month I took this, I had severe night sweats for two weeks. My period was beyond heavy and lasted 12 days. I am on my third month and have had reoccuring yeast infections since being on this. It is honestly awful. My uterine lining has also thinned out drastically that when I have sex it is always pink after. And I am an emotional person but I swear My emotions are even more out of whack using this. I cry all the time. I am not using this anymore.”

CKCK27 January 7, 2018


For Birth Control “Been on Junel now for 4 years. I’ve never been pregnant, no weight gain, less mood swings than other bc pills. Less sex drive & less self lubrication. Over the last 2 yrs, I’ve noticed my hair (which used to be thick, dark, and coarse) changed color & texture to more fine, less curly, and lighter. Many hairs are falling out after only growing 2-6 inches long, and overall I’m shedding more hair than I used to. After doing research, experts say this type of birth control can increase hormonal hair loss. I talked to my doctor and she didn’t think that’s what is causing my hair loss. I still have a full head of hair & only I notice the difference, but will continue to monitor the situation to see if the thinning becomes more noticeable. Will continue to take Junel…”

Less Hair? (taken for 2 to 5 years) December 20, 2017


For Birth Control “Great for birth control. I switched from Tri-Sprintec because of spotting. I have been on Junel for about 8 months now but have noticed weight gain and depression. Getting off of it and hopefully switching to something else”

Cbp December 4, 2017

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