Junel, generic name norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol belongs to a class of drugs known as contraceptives sex hormone combinations. Junel is used in medicine for the prevention of pregnancy in female patients. Patients should note that Junel is not used to protect against HIV and AIDs. Junel is a combination of two female sex hormones, estrogen and progestin. Junel functions by preventing the the ovaries of the patient from releasing the eggs, preventing pregnancy.
Junel is a combination hormone drug used to prevent pregnancy. Junel contains two hormones, norethindrone (a progestin) and Ethinyl estradiol (an estrogen). Junel works by preventing an egg from leaving the ovaries (ovulation) when a woman is having her periods.
Junel also increases the thickness of the vaginal fluid to lower the sperm"s ability to reach an egg and alters the uterine lining to prevent implantation of a fertilized egg.
Like most birth control pills, Junel can help a woman experience more regular periods, reduce the loss of blood and pain during periods and lower the risk of ovarian cysts. Junel can also be used to treat acne.