Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Medicine | By Earnest Bishop

Allegran recalls birth control pills packaged in reverse order

Allegran recalls birth control pills packaged in reverse order

The Taytulla birth control pills being recalled were first issued August 27, 2017.

A physician reported that four placebo capsules were packaged in the wrong order where active capsules should have been, drugmaker Allergan said in a statement.

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

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Allergan PLC issued a voluntary recall in the US market of one lot of Taytulla birth control. According to a press release, the packaging error meant that the first four days in the pack contained the maroon placebo capsules. Reversing the order may not be evident to new or previous users, which can further increase the chance of taking the capsules out of sequence. The Company is notifying customers via a recall letter and is arranging for return of all sample 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. Consumers who have those birth control pills should arrange to return them to their physicians.

The packs are marked with the lot number 5620706 and carry a May 2019 expiration date.

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