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Another Birth Control Recall – Includes Lo/Ovral and Generics

February 1, 2012

Pfizer is recalling certain packs of oral contraceptives (the pill). From the FDA:

Pfizer Inc. announced today that it has voluntarily recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral®-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) Tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (generic) for customers in the U.S. market. An investigation by Pfizer found that some blister packs may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence. The cause was identified and corrected immediately.

What this means is that you could be getting placebo pills on days when you’re supposed to be getting real hormones, and this could mean you’re at risk of getting pregnant. Women with the affected pills should use non-hormonal, barrier methods (like condoms) starting now. You’re also asked to return the pack to your pharmacy.

See the full list of affected pills.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. February 1, 2012 11:01 am

    That is so not cool.

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