Another Recall on Birth Control Pills

Glenmark Generics recalling some of its birth control pill brands.

Tuesday, Feb 28, 2012  |  Updated 10:57 AM EDT
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Another Recall on Birth Control Pills

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Packaging error could potentially cause an incorrect dose regimen, the FDA says.

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For the second time in recent weeks, another birth control maker is recalling its product.

Glenmark Generics is recalling some of its pills because of a packaging error. The company said a customer discovered the issue.

The birth control pills affected go by the names norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol.  Pills were placed in the wrong order so weekly levels of hormones are not correct and the pills may not work.

The company said packags with the following lot numbers were affected: 04110101, 04110106, 04110107, 04110114, 04110124, 04110129, and 04110134.

Those packages were distributed to wholesalers and retail pharmacies nationwide between September 21, 2011 and December 30, 2011.

A company spokesperson says women taking the affected pill should use another method of contraception at this time.

Last month, Pfizer recalled some of its generic birth control pills with a similar packaging problem.
 

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