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Precautions and Warnings With Junel

It's important to understand the precautions and warnings with Junel before starting the birth control pill. For example, Junel may interact with certain drugs and may increase your risk of noncancerous liver tumors. Precautions and warnings with Junel also extend to women who are pregnant, have heart disease, or are allergic to any components of the drug.

Junel: What Should I Tell My Healthcare Provider?

You should talk with your healthcare provider before taking Junel (norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol) if you have:
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
  • Over 35 years old
  • A smoker
  • Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
  • Breastfeeding.
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about all other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
(Junel is equivalent to Loestrin® and Microgestin® birth control pills. The information in this article also applies to both of these medications.)
Last reviewed by: Kristi Monson, PharmD
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