Junel Dosing: An Introduction
There are two different doses of Junel
™ (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol). As always, do not adjust your dose unless your healthcare provider specifically instructs you to do so. Although Junel is effective when taken as directed, not taking it correctly greatly increases the risk of pregnancy.
(Junel is a generic version of Loestrin®.)
Basic Dosing Instructions for Junel
Starting at the beginning of the pack, take one tablet daily at the same time each day. Each pack will last for 21 days (three weeks). After you finish one pack, wait seven days before starting the next one. During this last week, your body gets a little break from the hormones, allowing you to have a period. Sometimes, you may have breakthrough bleeding or spotting between periods. If this happens, keep taking Junel as usual.
Junel comes in two different strengths: Junel 1/20 (a lower dose of hormones) and Junel 1.5/30 (a slightly higher dose of hormones). Your healthcare provider will choose the best Junel dosage for you based on several factors, especially your response to other birth control pills
in the past.