Can I start taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) before my period finishes?

Yes. Most people start the pill the sunday after your period starts. You can take the pill prior to completing your period.

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Can I start taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ED when my finish my period?

Start of pill. You should start the pill on the first sunday after your period starts for instance, if your period starts on monday thru saturday, start the pill the following sunday. If you start your period on sunday, start the pill on that same sunday.

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.

Can I start taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) right away, or do I have to start taking them when my period ends?

End of menses. You should start your pils the day tht you start your period or the sunday aftr you start. This is so you don`t have or at least minmize the breakthrough bleeding that can ensue if you start in the middle of your cycle.

Could it be alright too always skip my period while taking levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) ed?

Yes. It is ok to skip your period while on birth control by skipping the placebo (sugar pills). Just be aware that you may experience some breakthrough bleeding after a while, or bleeding when you are not supposed to be on your period, which is more common when taking birth control this way.

Started taking Levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) about a month ago on 1st day of period but did not start in red section and did not take in order. Will it still be effective?

You need to take. The entire course of oral contraceptives otherwise do not blame it if you fail contraception. It is designed specifically to fool your ovulation cycle into not happening but you need to take it as intended. Otherwise you may as well take a prenatal vitamin instead of the hormone contraceptive. Good luck and thanks for trusting in HealthTap.