Birth Control Recall for 1.4M Faulty Packages
Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has issued a voluntary birth control recall over faulty packaging.
The recall encompasses around 1.4 million packages of birth control distributed to both consumers and pharmacists since last year, according to CNN.
The recall concerns a packaging error, reports CNN.
Select blister packages were accidentally rotated about 180 degrees. This means that sometimes women may be taking an incorrect pill or dose. Women may accidentally take a hormone-free dummy pill on days that they should be taking pills with active ingredients.
The pills don't pose any immediate health risks, according to the New York Daily News.
The real concern is that some women may inadvertently get pregnant as a result of the faulty packaging.
The specific products under recall include Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem 1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem, reports CNN.
Specific lot numbers of the recalled products can be found on the Qualitest Pharmaceuticals website. Customers can also call the company between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. CT at 1-877-300-6153 to get any of their questions answered, or to return pills.
Women who believe they may have these recalled products should check the lot numbers on the Qualitest Pharmaceuticals website, or call the company to check if their products are affected. And, while the pills aren't harmful in nature, women should be extra cautious to avoid unwanted pregnancies.
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