FDA announces birth control recall

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WESTON, Fla. (WLNE) — The Food and Drug Administration issued a recall Monday of several types of birth control medication in order to address a packaging issue.

Apotex Corp. is recalling four varieties of birth control pill due to incorrect tablet arrangements and/or empty blister pockets in the packaging.

The FDA said that due to this packaging error, patients may accidentally miss a dose due to a missing tablet or take a placebo instead of an active tablet. Loss of effectiveness is possible due to variation in the dosage, but the FDA said no pregnancies have been reported as a result of the error.

The birth control medications affected are Apotex-produced Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets.

The following lot numbers are affected:

  • 7DY008A
  • 7DY009A
  • 7DY0010A
  • 7DY0011A

Anyone who may have received impacted lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets or have questions regarding the recall is encouraged to contact their pharmacy.

The FDA said those affected should not interrupt their therapy, use a non-hormonal method of birth control, contact their health care provider for medical advice and may return the impacted packages to their pharmacist.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Apotex  by phone at 1-800-706-5575 or by email at UScustomerservice@Apotex.com .

Anyone who has encountered health issues connected to this recall should contact their physician or healthcare provider immediately.

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