RECALL: Company recalls packaging where ineffective birth control pills mixed with working ones

WSYR-TV - One company is recalling their packages of oral contraceptives after a mix-up could cause pregnancy for those on the pill.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. is voluntarily recalling its product in which the first four days of therapy (taking the pill) would have four non-hormonal placebo tablets as opposed to the active tablets.

A confirmed market complaint indicated a packaging error, where the blister was rotated 180 degrees within the wallet, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiration date no longer visible.

The first four days of therapy would have had four non-hormonal placebo tablets as opposed to the active tablets.

As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive tablets that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.

They’re recalling Mibelas 24 Fe Tablets, which are sold around the country. The recalled product impacts lot number L600518 with an expiration date of 05/18.

Lupin is notifying its distributors and customers by recall letter and is arranging for return of all recalled products.

Consumers who have the affected product should notify their physician and return the product to the pharmacy or place of purchase.

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Lupin by phone 1-800-399-2561, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product.

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