Recall issued for birth control packs that may not work

31 May, 2018, 08:56 | Author: Veronica Peterson
  • Allergan Recalls Taytulla Birth-Control Packs After Pills Placed Out of Order

The pills in the recalled packs were placed in the wrong order, with the four placebos in the beginning instead of the end of the sequence.

The manufacturer is concerned that users of their contraceptive may not notice the reversed order, thereby increasing the possibility of an unintended pregnancy. Reversing the order of the pills could have gone unnoticed by women taking them.

A birth-control manufacturer has issued a nationwide recall over concerns that misplaced placebos could lead to unintended pregnancies.

On Tuesday (May 29), the pharmaceutical company Allergan announced it was recalling 168,768 packs of Taytulla, a hormonal birth control pill that contains estrogen and progestin. The pack has 24 pink capsules with "WC" on them to be taken for 24 days, then four maroon capsules (the placebo caps) to be taken for the next four days.

Only one lot of sample packs had misplaced pills, Allergan told STAT News.

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The recall involves pills expiring in May 2019.

"An investigation has been completed at the packaging site", the company said.

Allergan said it is notifying customers of the recall by letter and encouraged patients to contact their doctors with any questions. Users who have the recalled sample pack should tell their doctor to arrange a return, the statement said. If you are a patient in the USA who has used a Taytulla sample pack from lot 5620706, Exp.

Allergan said that the incorrect order is significant enough to cause pregnancy.

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