(Closed) Junel birth control

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@Glow girl:  There aren’t any, it’s just 3 rows of active, you don’t take anything during the week you’re supposed to have a period. So yes, there would be a chance of pregnancy.

Post # 4
Hostess
18615 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

The pill is effective the entire month as long as you take it at the same time every day.  The placebo pills in other packs are useless and don’t have hormones, they are placeholder to make sure you take your pills every day.

Post # 6
Member
595 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: February 2015

@Glow girl:  OH, those are iron suplements. They’re inactive, just supposed to provide you with extra iron during your period.

Post # 7
Member
1029 posts
Bumble bee

I’m on Junel Fe and I adore it. I’m pretty sure you’re still protected during the brown pills, but we use a condom everytime anyway just in case. Use a condom if you’re worried. It honestly couldn’t hurt.

Post # 8
Member
426 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Glow girl:  You are still protected during the placebo week (the brown pills) as long as you take the active pills for 21 days.

Post # 9
Member
1186 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Yes, you are protected. How do people not know this?  Its like BCP 101. 

“The pills elevate your hormones to prevent ovulation – when an egg is released from an ovary – each month. The three weeks of hormonal pills effectively prevent ovulation for the entire month, so when you are taking the placebo pills (which contain no medication) you still won’t ovulate. Be sure to begin your next month’s pack of pills on time.Source

 

Post # 10
Member
1214 posts
Bumble bee

I’m a pharmacist, I get a lot of questions about birth control in my practice. You are definitely protected the entire month while on any type of oral contraceptive pill. The brown pills (which contain iron) do not have any active hormone in them. The only reason for these “placebo pills” is to induce withdrawal bleeding, which mimics a menstrual cycle. Technically, there is no ovulation occurring so its not the same as your normal period.

It *is* really important to remember to start your new pack on time, as thebossofyou said. If you ever miss a pill or have a question, I would definitely recommend calling your pharmacist, as we get these types of questions all the time and are happy to help answer them =)

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