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I just got levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. I'm confused. It says to start in the red zone. My doc says start on the 1st day of period. What r the white sugar pills used for?

Pill start. I usually have my patients start the sunday after your period begins even if still bleeding. In a 28 pill pack the last 7 are blanks. They are there to keep you on track, so you know to start a new pack once the last pill from the current pack is done. Read more...

I just got levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed. I'm confused about the red mark, and I don't know what the white sugar pills are for? Do I start the pill when I first period?

One per day. Not sure what red mark you are referring to but taking birth control is very simple. Take one pill per day. Start on the sunday after your first period. Continue taking one per day including the placebo pills. When you finish the pack you just start the next one. Read more...

I'm on levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED on my first pack I have finished all the active brown pills today I will take a sugar pill I got my period before I take a sugar pill?

Breakthrough bleed. Sounds like breakthrough bleeding which occurs when you have bleeding at unscheduled times while on the pill. Brown is simply old blood that has been sitting at the back of the vagina. Often things get back to normal the next cycle. If not then schedule a visit to discuss changing brands or changing birth control methods. This is very common. Other than being annoying it is not dangerous. Read more...