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Junel FE

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1.6  Effectiveness
6.5  Side Effects
3.9  Holistic Benefits

RateADrug users have reported 12 Junel FE side effects and 3 Junel FE benefits.

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Treatment Information
Ethinyl estradiol-norethindrone is the generic name of Junel Fe. The active ingredients of this medication are ethinyl estradiol and norethindrone acetate. The inactive ingredients of this medication are Acacia.

It is a prescription birth control pill used primarily to prevent pregnancy.
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Effectiveness of Junel FE by Condition
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Reported Changes in Health and Well-Being
Since taking Junel FE, RateADrug survey participants noticed these changes in their health:
Effect on:Much WorseWorseNo ChangeBetterMuch Better
Appetite 4% 17% 49% 14% 16%
Balance/Equilibrium 2% 10.1% 77.8% 8.1% 2%
Blood Pressure 2% 2% 85.9% 9.1% 1%
Breathing 2% 9.1% 80.8% 6.1% 2%
Confidence 3% 16.2% 56.6% 18.2% 6.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3% 9.1% 80.8% 7.1% 0%
Digestion 3% 13.1% 65.7% 10.1% 8.1%
Emotional Well-being 8% 19% 38% 19% 16%
Energy 5.9% 17.8% 46.5% 19.8% 9.9%
Eyesight 0% 5.1% 85.9% 9.1% 0%
Memory 8.1% 6.1% 71.7% 9.1% 5.1%
Mental Clarity 5.1% 14.1% 59.6% 13.1% 8.1%
Pain 7.1% 10.1% 67.7% 11.1% 4%
Patience 6% 17% 52% 20% 5%
Sexual Health 10% 16% 45% 21% 8%
Skin Complexion 2% 17.8% 51.5% 21.8% 6.9%
Sleep 5% 15.8% 52.5% 23.8% 3%
Stress Level 7% 20% 42% 20% 11%
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Commonly Reported Junel FE Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Acne 55.8% 25% 13.5% 5.8% 0%
Allergic Reaction 90.8% 3.4% 4.6% 1.1% 0%
Anxiety 45.7% 13% 21.7% 17.4% 2.2%
Blurred Vision 87% 8.7% 2.2% 2.2% 0%
Breast Tenderness 42% 23.9% 21.6% 11.4% 1.1%
Breathing Difficulties 87% 2.2% 8.7% 2.2% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 37.5% 15.9% 20.5% 11.4% 14.8%
Cold Symptoms 80.4% 8.7% 10.9% 0% 0%
Confusion 80.4% 4.3% 6.5% 6.5% 2.2%
Depression 48.5% 23.7% 8.2% 15.5% 4.1%
Diarrhea 78.3% 8.7% 8.7% 4.3% 0%
Dizziness 68.8% 12.5% 9.4% 8.3% 1%
Drowsiness 65.2% 8.7% 13% 8.7% 4.3%
Fatigue 40.2% 20.6% 17.5% 16.5% 5.2%
Fever 91.3% 4.3% 2.2% 2.2% 0%
Gas 63% 15.2% 13% 4.3% 4.3%
Headache 43.3% 15.5% 20.6% 16.5% 4.1%
High Blood Pressure 84% 8% 6% 0% 2%
Insomnia 78.3% 8.7% 10.9% 2.2% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 64.7% 8.2% 5.9% 14.1% 7.1%
Irregular Heartbeat 82.6% 2.2% 10.9% 4.3% 0%
Mood Swings 43.9% 9.2% 23.5% 13.3% 10.2%
Muscle Cramping 65.2% 15.2% 15.2% 2.2% 2.2%
Nausea 44.8% 19.5% 19.5% 11.5% 4.6%
Sensitivity to Light 78.3% 13% 6.5% 2.2% 0%
Sexual Dysfunction 82.6% 4.3% 4.3% 4.3% 4.3%
Stomach Ache 65.2% 10.9% 10.9% 13% 0%
Yeast Infection 81.6% 4.6% 5.7% 4.6% 3.4%
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Less Commonly Reported Junel FE Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced less commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Abdominal Pain 52% 22% 18% 4% 4%
Acne 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Anxiety 51% 21.6% 13.7% 7.8% 5.9%
Blurred Vision 78% 12% 8% 0% 2%
Breathing Difficulties 76% 10% 10% 2% 2%
Change in Weight 42.5% 26.4% 20.7% 5.7% 4.6%
Chest Pain 81.6% 10.3% 5.7% 2.3% 0%
Diabetes 97.7% 1.1% 0% 0% 1.1%
Eye / Vision Problems 85.1% 8% 4.6% 2.3% 0%
Irregular Periods (women) 70% 6% 4% 14% 6%
Numbing Sensation 89.7% 3.4% 5.7% 1.1% 0%
Pain in Limbs 80.5% 12.6% 2.3% 2.3% 2.3%
Reduced Libido 61% 14.6% 14.6% 4.9% 4.9%
Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) 94.3% 1.1% 2.3% 0% 2.3%
Vomiting 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
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Episodes since taking Junel FE
Since taking Junel FE Rate a Drug survey participants reported these episodes:
Fall 1.3%
Hospitalization 2.1%
Stroke 0.4%
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23 Mar 2017 Junel Fe replaced my last birth control generic Gildess Fe and I had not seen my OBGYN prior to taking this it was just switched at my pharmacy out of the blue. I'm over 45 and suffer from migraines which get worse during the sugar pill/cycle days they are unbearable, so it helps to take the pill. I have noticed higher blood pressure, pre-diabetes and other weight gain issues since taking this pill. I had no problems the 10 years I was on Ortho Evra patches. Now I've lost hair and have leg cramps on a weekly basis. Since that time I have experienced poor circulation and I walk regularly only weighing 145 pounds but gained nearly 10 pounds in the last few years.
   —Posted by WantToGetOffNow24
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02 Oct 2016 I used junel fe for 2 months the only symptoms I had was headache but it wasn't that bad so I thought I could handle it. Also my legs felt tired all the time. Later, close to the two month mark of using junel I found out I had hypertension, 140/100 I couldn't believe it since my blood pressures always have been normal. Until starting taking junel. So I stoped taking them and my blood pressure came back to normal 120/80or less. If I hadn't taken my blood pressure I would have never find out. No wonder they call hypertension "the silent killer" It's been a week after I stoped junel and my legs stil feel tired all the time.
   —Posted by Edith
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16 Feb 2016 Anyone had issues after stopping Junel? I was always very regular, but since I stopped almost three months ago, my cycles have been very irregular, and I'm wondering how long it will take to get back on track. I had to stop Junel because it was causing depression and anxiety, but that seems to be a problem for me with any hormonal birth control.
   —Posted by DN
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24 Jan 2016 Experienced mood swings, nausea, constipation, and irregular bleeding. Does not reduce the cramps. However, it does its job in that I have not gotten pregnant.
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07 Jun 2015 I started Junel on the advice of my physician to regulate hormone levels. It was to be a trial of 3 months.One day after taking the last pill in my very first pack I noticed I was short of breath doing some minor exercises that I normally do just fine. the next day I could barely get up the stairs and was gasping for breath. i am a healthy active 50 year old woman who exercises daily. When I went to the doctor, I suspected maybe Pneumonia, but they wouldn't allow me to drive and sent me directly to the hospital where I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolisms in both lungs. I could barely stand and keep my breath despite being healthy enough to do a 35 mile bike ride not only two weeks prior. The whole thing was tremendously scary.
   —Posted by CARite
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