What are the white pills in Lolo?

The white pills in Lolo are estrogen-only pills containing synthetic estrogen called ethinyl estradiol. Lolo differs from other combined estrogen-progestin oral contraceptives (COCs) since it is multiphasic. This means that the active pills included in a pack of Lolo are not all identical in their dosage. 

Instead, the dosage is split into different phases. A monophasic oral contraceptive will contain identical active pills. With a monophasic oral contraceptive, it’s possible to skip the inactive pills and keep taking the next pack of active pills to skip a period. With multiphasic pills such as Lolo, you should take a pause before starting the next pack. 

When you look at a pack of Lolo, you’ll see 24 blue pills, 2 white pills and 2 lilac-colored pills. The blue pills contain one milligram of a progestin called norethindrone acetate and ten micrograms of an estrogen called ethinyl estradiol. The white pills only contain the estrogen, while the lilac pills are placebo pills.