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How to take levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed for first time? do i take sugar pill on 1st day off period or skip to normal pills on end of period? my doc says start on period

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Dr. Malina Milan
Internal Medicine 30 years experience
Ocp: When first starting to take the pill, i tell my patients to take the first pill on the sunday of their current period. You always start with the regular pills, the sugar pills are taken at the end of the cycle and this is when you will get your period. You start a new pack as soon as the last pill is done. Take care!

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Last updated Mar 14, 2014

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