What You Need to Know About the Birth Control Recall
By Emily Rekstis |
There’s been a recall on a popular brand of birth control due to a packaging error. Lupin Pharmaceuticals issued a voluntary recall on Mibelas 24 Fe birth control tablets because placebo pills were put in the wrong order on lot L600518. This mistake could put women at risk of unintended pregnancy.
According to a statement from the Food and Drug Administration, a confirmed market complaint said the packaging was rotated 180 degrees within the wallet of the birth control, which reversed the weekly orientation. This means that the first four days of the 28-day cycle would be non-hormonal placebos instead of active pills.
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“The reversing the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of the product, increasing the likelihood of taking the tablets out of order,” the statement points out.
Lupin is sending out recall letters to notify distributors and customers. They’re also arranging for the return of products. If you experience any issues, contact your physician of health care provider and return the birth control to the pharmacy.
For any further questions regarding the recall, contact Lupin at 1-888-399-2561.