Ladies, check those birth control packs if you got them! A Florida company is voluntarily recalling its birth control pills over defective packaging, according to @foxnews.
That means that the packaging error may have resulted in incorrect tablet placements or even empty pockets, which could lead to unintended pregnancy!
The company, #Apotex Corp., said this in a statement: “As a result of this packaging error, where a patient does not take a tablet due to a missing tablet or that a patient takes a placebo instead of an active tablet, loss of efficacy is possible due to variation in the dosage consumed…To date, no case has been reported for pregnancy and adverse event to Apotex.”
It appears that Apotex Corporation has recalled four lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets due to the incorrect tablet arrangements or empty blister pockets.
The pills are yellow in color and the placebo pills are white. The packages are supposed to have 21 yellow pills and 7 white pills.
Those who are on the birth control are advised to use other forms of contraceptives in the meantime, and the Food and Drug Administration is urging those with questions to contact their local pharmacy.
“Individuals should not interrupt their therapy, use a non-hormonal method of birth control, contact their health care provider for medical advice and may return the impacted packages to their pharmacist,” the FDA said in a statement.
The affected lots, which have been distributed nationwide, are 7DY008A, 7DY009a, 7DY010, 7DY011A, the FDA reports.
The FDA is urging any patient with questions to call Apotex Corp. at 1-800-706-5573 for more information.
TSR STAFF: Christina C! @cdelafresh
Ladies, please make sure that if you are on birth control, you are checking to see if your brand is affected by this major recall!
We’ll keep you up-to-date on all the latest!