Packaging error leads to nationwide birth control pill recall

Drugmaker recalls birth control pills packaged in wrong order	 	 	 			Birth control pills

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"As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive capsules that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy", states the company-written, FDA-posted recall notice.

Some birth control pills are being recalled over a packaging error.

Allergan said a physician accidentally placed four placebo capsules in the wrong order in place of active capsules in their Taytulla packs.

The drugmaker on Tuesday said the physician sample packs of Taytulla were meant to have 24 active pink pills, followed by four inactive maroon capsules, taken daily for 28 days. Allergan said that the incorrect order is significant enough to cause pregnancy.

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If you are a patient in the US who has used a TAYTULLA sample pack from lot 5620706, Exp. Instead, the fault packs had marron placebos at the start of the treatment.

The side-by-side photo shows incorrectly and correctly packaged Taytulla birth control pills. "The reversing of the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of the product". They've been issued since August 27, 2017.

Allergan said it is notifying customers of the recall by letter and encouraged patients to contact their doctors with any questions. In January the company cut 1,400 jobs, and then later received bad publicity when a proposed deal with a Native American tribe was unsuccessful.

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