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Generic Junel Fe 1.5/30 Birth Control (Prescription Product)


Generic Junel Fe 1.5/30 ((Norethindrone-E. Estradiol-Iron) is a combination birth control pill containing 1.5 mg of norethindrone acetate (a progesterone) and 30 mcg ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). The last seven "reminder" pills contain contain 75 mg ferrous fumarate (iron). Junel Fe 1.5/30 is also sold as Larin Fe 1.5/30, Blisovi Fe 1.5/30, Gildess Fe 1.5/30, Microgestin Fe 1.5/30, Aurovela Fe 1.5/30 and Hailey Fe 1.5/30. Each pack contains 28 pills. Choose quantity of packs below, up to 6.

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What is generic Junel Fe 1.5/30?

Generic Junel Fe 1.5/30 contains two different hormones classifying it as a combination birth control pill. It's also classified as "monophasic," because the active ingredient level in each active pill remains the same throughout the cycle.

What does "Fe" mean in the birth control pill name?

Birth control pills with "Fe" in their name contain iron supplements in the last reminder pills. These pills are considered inactive "reminder" pills because they do not impact birth control. Many birth control pills including Junel Fe 1.5/30 and the other brands in this group may reduce the heaviness of periods and lessen the amount of bleeding. However, if they do not regulate your period, the iron dosage can help offset low iron levels that may result from heavy bleeding.

Recommended dosages to treat iron deficiency are higher than 75mg, usually 150-200mg. However 75mg of iron is higher than the RDA of iron, so your physician will determine if these iron pills are right for you. Reminder pills also help continue the habit of taking a pill every day. 

How does generic Junel Fe prevent pregnancy?

Similar to other combination birth control pills, the active ingredients norethindrone acetate and ethinyl estradiol in Junel Fe 1.5/30 prevent pregnancy in three ways.

  • The main mechanic of action is to inhibit ovulation or the maturation of the egg.
  • Next, Junel Fe 1.5/30 thickens cervical mucus which is meant to prevent sperm from reaching the egg.
  • Lastly, the pill inhibits the egg from attaching to the uterine lining.

Although no contraceptive is 100% effective when taken as instructed Junel Fe and other combination oral contraceptives are 91% effective according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  

How do I take Junel Fe?

Take the pill every day at the same time. If you feel nauseous after taking Junel Fe 1.5/30 or any of its equivalent generic or brand versions, taking it with food may ease your stomach. 

What are off-label uses for Junel Fe 1.5/30?

  • Help normalize periods
  • Help relieve painful periods
  • Decrease risk of ovarian cysts
  • Acne in adult women and children 15 and older

To ensure that we provide you with the best price, we may substitute one generic for another. 

More Information
Is a Prescription Product Yes
Use or Effects Birth Control
Form Pill
Drug Class/Pharmacology Estrogens, Progestin/Estrogen Combined Oral Contraceptive (COC)
Product Specifics

Refer to the patient pamphlet for complete medication information. 

Other Rx names for the Junell Fe 1.5/30 (norethindrone acetate) birth control are 1.5/30 are Larin Fe, Blisovi Fe Gildess Fe, Microgestin Fe, Aurovela Fe, Hailey Fe. All of these birth control brands have the suffix "1.5/30" which represents the amount of active ingredients in the medicine.

Who should not take Junel Fe 1.5/30

  • Women who are pregnant
  • Breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed 
  • Have had jaundice during pregnancy or with estrogen-based hormonal therapy or contraceptive medicine

Possible side effects of Junel Fe 1.5/30 include

  • Fluid retention
  • Minor sensitivity and/or bleeding of gums
  • Sun sensitivity 

No contraceptive method is 100% effective. Birth control methods such as having surgery to become sterile or not having sex are more effective than birth control pills. Discuss your options for birth control with your doctor.

This birth control medication does not protect against HIV infection or other sexually transmitted diseases. It will not help as emergency contraception, such as after unprotected sexual contact.

Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise, nutritional supplement program, and/or any prescription or OTC product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition. 

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