BIRTH CONTROL PILLS RECALLED; MAY CAUSE “UNINTENDED PREGNANCY”

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By Miriam Raftery

May 31, 2018 (San Diego) — Taytulla birth control pills made by Allergan have been recalled by the manufacturer nationwide.  The sample packages distributed by doctors are supposed to include pills with hormones for 24 days, as well as four placebo pills without hormones.

But a labeling error resulted in the placebos packaged in the wrong order, with the placebos as the first four days. The company warns this could cause “contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.”

The recalled sample packs have the lot number #5620706 and expire May 2019.  If you have this product, contact your doctor immediately to arrange an exchange. If you have questions, you can also call Allergan at 800-678-1605. 

The company’s stock fell 2 percent Tuesday after the recall was announced, Fortune Magazine reported. On Wednesday, Allergan announced it plans to sell its women’s health division, according to a Reuters news report.

Adverse events or quality problems experienced with the use of this product may be reported to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program either online, by regular mail or by fax.