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How many sugar pills are in a packet of levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel)?
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Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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In brief: 7
There are 28 pills in most oral contraceptive packs, including levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) - 21 active and 7 placebo (sugar) pills.
There are some newer varieties with 24 active and 4 placebo pills. Still others may have as many as 84 active and 7 placebo pills for an extended cycle. There is one brand that only has active pills - 28 per pack, and there is no menstrual period.

In brief: 7
There are 28 pills in most oral contraceptive packs, including levlen (ethinyl estradiol and levonorgestrel) - 21 active and 7 placebo (sugar) pills.
There are some newer varieties with 24 active and 4 placebo pills. Still others may have as many as 84 active and 7 placebo pills for an extended cycle. There is one brand that only has active pills - 28 per pack, and there is no menstrual period.
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