In coordination with the FDA, Canadian pharmaceutical company Apotex Corp. has recalled four lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP. Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol is an estrogen/progesterone contraceptive.
According to WAFB9, the drug may contain defective blisters and incorrect tablet placement, while the package may be missing some tablets altogether.
Women who try taking the affected birth control pills might accidentally take a placebo instead of an active tablet, or the appropriate tablet could be missing. Taking birth control pills the wrong way could lead to unplanned pregnancy and other health complications.
Currently, there are no reports of unplanned pregnancy attributed to the affected pills.
The FDA urges women to return the affected pills to their local pharmacy and consult with their physician about possible alternatives.
The following lots are part of the recall:
The package contains 21 active yellow tablets and seven placebo tablets.
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