Major Pharma Company Issues Warning, Recall, On Birth Control Pills
Women who have been taking Lupin Pharmaceuticals birth control pills, Mibelas 24 Fe, might be in for a bit of a surprise next month. That surprise being that they are pregnant.
That’s because Lupin Pharmaceuticals “accidentally” shipped out the medications with the first four days being placebo pills.
“Oral contraceptive tablets that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy,” the FDA’s website warns.
The company claims it is due to a packaging error which caused the orientation of the tablets to be placed in error.
The recalled product has the lot number L600518 and an expiration date of May 2018.
“These products are packaged in blister packs containing 28 tablets: 24 white to off-white tablets of active ingredients debossed with ‘LU’ on one side and ‘N81’ on the other; and 4 tablets of inert ingredients debossed with ‘LU’ on one side and ‘M22’ on the other side,” the FDA said.
Lupin has sent out appropriate recall letters.
This type of stuff is pretty terrifying, all things considered. This could be a much worse situation with other medications.
Author: Jim Satney
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