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Junel FE

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1.8  Effectiveness
6.5  Side Effects
4  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% 16.2% 49.5% 14.1% 16.2%
Balance/Equilibrium 2% 10.2% 77.6% 8.2% 2%
Blood Pressure 1% 2% 86.7% 9.2% 1%
Breathing 2% 8.2% 81.6% 6.1% 2%
Confidence 3.1% 16.3% 56.1% 18.4% 6.1%
Coordination/Motor Skills 3.1% 9.2% 80.6% 7.1% 0%
Digestion 2% 13.3% 66.3% 10.2% 8.2%
Emotional Well-being 8.1% 19.2% 37.4% 19.2% 16.2%
Energy 6% 18% 46% 20% 10%
Eyesight 0% 4.1% 86.7% 9.2% 0%
Memory 7.1% 6.1% 72.4% 9.2% 5.1%
Mental Clarity 4.1% 14.3% 60.2% 13.3% 8.2%
Pain 6.1% 10.2% 68.4% 11.2% 4.1%
Patience 6.1% 17.2% 51.5% 20.2% 5.1%
Sexual Health 10.1% 16.2% 44.4% 21.2% 8.1%
Skin Complexion 2% 18% 51% 22% 7%
Sleep 5% 16% 52% 24% 3%
Stress Level 6.1% 20.2% 42.4% 20.2% 11.1%
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Commonly Reported Junel FE Side Effects
RateADrug survey participants experienced these commonly reported side effects:
Effect on:NoneMildModerateStrongSevere
Acne 54.9% 25.5% 13.7% 5.9% 0%
Allergic Reaction 90.7% 3.5% 4.7% 1.2% 0%
Anxiety 45.7% 13% 21.7% 17.4% 2.2%
Blurred Vision 87% 8.7% 2.2% 2.2% 0%
Breast Tenderness 41.4% 24.1% 21.8% 11.5% 1.1%
Breathing Difficulties 87% 2.2% 8.7% 2.2% 0%
Change in Sex Drive 37.9% 16.1% 20.7% 11.5% 13.8%
Cold Symptoms 80.4% 8.7% 10.9% 0% 0%
Confusion 80.4% 4.3% 6.5% 6.5% 2.2%
Depression 47.9% 24% 8.3% 15.6% 4.2%
Diarrhea 78.3% 8.7% 8.7% 4.3% 0%
Dizziness 68.4% 12.6% 9.5% 8.4% 1.1%
Drowsiness 65.2% 8.7% 13% 8.7% 4.3%
Fatigue 40.6% 19.8% 17.7% 16.7% 5.2%
Fever 91.3% 4.3% 2.2% 2.2% 0%
Gas 63% 15.2% 13% 4.3% 4.3%
Headache 43.8% 15.6% 20.8% 15.6% 4.2%
High Blood Pressure 85.7% 8.2% 6.1% 0% 0%
Insomnia 78.3% 8.7% 10.9% 2.2% 0%
Irregular Bleeding 64.3% 8.3% 6% 14.3% 7.1%
Irregular Heartbeat 82.6% 2.2% 10.9% 4.3% 0%
Mood Swings 43.3% 9.3% 23.7% 13.4% 10.3%
Muscle Cramping 65.2% 15.2% 15.2% 2.2% 2.2%
Nausea 44.2% 19.8% 19.8% 11.6% 4.7%
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 81.4% 4.7% 5.8% 4.7% 3.5%
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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 51% 22.4% 18.4% 4.1% 4.1%
Acne 0% 0% 0% 100% 0%
Anxiety 52% 22% 14% 8% 4%
Blurred Vision 79.6% 12.2% 8.2% 0% 0%
Breathing Difficulties 77.6% 10.2% 8.2% 2% 2%
Change in Weight 43% 26.7% 20.9% 5.8% 3.5%
Chest Pain 82.6% 10.5% 5.8% 1.2% 0%
Diabetes 98.8% 1.2% 0% 0% 0%
Eye / Vision Problems 86% 8.1% 4.7% 1.2% 0%
Irregular Periods (women) 69.4% 6.1% 4.1% 14.3% 6.1%
Numbing Sensation 90.7% 3.5% 5.8% 0% 0%
Pain in Limbs 81.4% 12.8% 2.3% 2.3% 1.2%
Reduced Libido 62.5% 15% 15% 5% 2.5%
Thrombosis (Blood Clotting) 95.3% 1.2% 1.2% 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 2.2%
Stroke 0.4%
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User Comments about Junel FE
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.
   —Posted by Anonymous
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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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04 Jun 2015 My Doctor just removed me off Junel Fe. I had 4 surgeries for SEVERE venous insufficiency a few months ago, and now i have developed a blood clot. i am a former athlete and soccer player and am VERY healthy. i started on this pill to prevent ovarian cysts from re-occuring. The past few years I had developed severe leg pain & migraines and couldn't sleep at night. I also have issues with edema in my legs. i am already feeling "better" since going off "the pill".....it's been less than a week!!! I was shocked when my Doc suggested this could be the "culprit" of my problems-i thought it was years of athletics!!!
   —Posted by Trina
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06 Jan 2015 I am 30 years old and I’ve been on Junel for almost 2 years now. In the past 2 years I have developed severe anxiety mixed with depression, lack of energy, generally just feeling ill 70% of the time. I have wondered and wondered where this sudden change came from and never once did I think it was due to the birth control… but after reading these comments I know exactly where this change came from. I was a happy go lucky person before I started taking these pills and now it is a struggle to get out of bed and face the day most days. And I have to add that I have NO reason to be depressed I have the best boyfriend in the world and an amazing life as of right now. I have stopped this medicine and I am praying that I return to my normal self. I cannot believe it took me 2 years to figure out what the problem was. Everyone is different I guess, but this is absolutely not meant for my body!
   —Posted by Lauren
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