Birth control packs recalled due to packaging error, risk of unintended pregnancy


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.

Allergan said a physician accidentally placed four placebo capsules in the wrong order in place of active capsules in their Taytulla packs. The placebo pills, which are meant to be placed at the end of a 28-pill pack, were mistakenly placed at the beginning of the pack.

Allergan said it is arranging for return of all sample pack products with the lot #5620706 Exp.

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The company says there's a packaging error with placebos, which increases the chance of unintended pregnancy. According to a press release, the packaging error meant that the first four days in the pack contained the maroon placebo capsules.

Allergan is recalling nearly 170,000 sample packs of birth control pills because placebo and active capsules were packaged out of order, heightening the risk of unwanted pregnancy. May 2019. Consumers who have the sample pack product with the associated lot number should notify their physician to arrange a return. If you are a patient in the USA who has used a Taytulla sample pack from lot 5620706, Exp. If patients have concerns regarding the possibility of an unintended pregnancy they should consult their physician. This recall is being conducted with the knowledge of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Anyone with questions about the recall can call Allergan at 800-678-1605.