Recall issued for birth control packs that may not work

Allergan

In what sounds like a nightmare out of "The Handmaid's Tale", thousands of birth control pill packs are being recalled after incorrect packaging replaced active pills with placebo bills, an error that could lead to unintended pregnancies for consumers. 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 company says four placebo pills were placed out of order in the Taytulla packs.

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The drugmaker on Tuesday said the physician sample packs of Taytulla were meant to have 24 active pink pills, followed by four inactive maroon capsules, taken daily for 28 days.

Women who take the oral contraceptive out of sequence may have a higher risk of contraceptive failure and thus unintended pregnancy. If patients have concerns regarding the possibility of an unintended pregnancy they should consult their physician. If you are a patient in the USA who has used a Taytulla sample pack from lot 5620706, Exp.

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Allergan announced the recall for Taytulla in a Tuesday, May 29 news release, with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration pushing out its own warning shortly after the news hit. This product was distributed Nationwide to healthcare providers. The Company is notifying customers via a recall letter and is arranging for return of all sample packs. Patients can contact Allergan at 800-678-1605.

The FDA's website has more information about the recall.

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