Recall issued for birth control packs that may not work

Drugmaker recalls birth control pills packaged in wrong order	 	 	 			Birth control pills

Drugmaker recalls birth control pills packaged in wrong order Birth control pills

Almost 170,000 birth control pill packs are being recalled because of an error in the packaging that could put users at risk of unintended pregnancy. In a statement, the company said four placebo pills were placed out of order in its sample pack of Taytulla.

The drugmaker on Tuesday said the physician sample packs of Taytulla were meant to have 24 active pink pills, followed by four inactive maroon capsules, taken daily for 28 days.

A physician informed Allergan of the error in the first four days of a 28-count sample pack.

Check your birth control, it might be under recall.


The recall involves lot 5620706, which expires in May 2019.

"As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive capsules, that are taken out of sequence, may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy", the FDA wrote.

Allergan said it was notifying consumers by letter of the potential trouble. Allergan notes that it won't be obvious that the pill are not in the correct sequential order. Instead, the fault packs had marron placebos at the start of the treatment. They've been issued since August 27, 2017.

According to STAT News, this is the only lot of sample packs that have been identified as incorrectly packaged. Patients can contact Allergan at 800-678-1605. The recall specifically affects the 6x28 physicians sample pack with Lot #5620706 (Exp 05/2019).

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