Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US

Packaging error leads to birth control pill recall in US

"As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive capsules that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy", states the company-written, FDA-posted recall notice.

Allergan released this image showing the incorrect packaging for birth-control treatment Taytulla.

Check your birth control, it might be under recall. But the four capsules without hormones were placed in the pack first, for the first four days of therapy, in place of the active capsules.

The recall affects physician sample packs of Taytulla made by Allergan. The brown placebo pills should be the last four of the pack. Patients who received a sample pack should notify their physician to arrange for a return. Allergan said that the incorrect order is significant enough to cause pregnancy.


Allergan is now notifying customers about the recall by letter, and arranging for the return of all recalled products. The recall specifically affects the 6x28 physicians sample pack with Lot #5620706 (Exp 05/2019).

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Patients with concerns about unintended pregnancy should consult their doctor, the company said.

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