Birth Control Pill Mix Up Prompts Recall

Birth control pills made by Pfizer are being recalled due to incorrect packaging which could lead women to become pregnant because they would not be getting enough of a dose to prevent it.

On Wednesday, Pfizer released a statement saying that even know they believe that only 30 packets of the birth control product were packaged incorrectly they were recalling around a million as a precaution.

“Blister” packs marketed by Akrimax Rx Products, containing 21 active hormone pills with 7 inactive are the ones effected by the recall. The inactive pills were placed out of order leading women to take them at the incorrect times. They include Lo/Ovral-28 tablets and the generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol tablets that have expiration dates between July 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014.

A profesor at NYU named, Dr. Steven R. Goldstein said via the AP, “Women who are potentially on this particular product need to be aware of (the recall) and take this quite seriously.”

Pfizer recommend those women believed to have an inadequate dosage, should start a “nonhormonal” form of contraception immediately

The birth control pill was approved for use in the 1950’s. The orally taken pill contains estrogen and progestin which is taken in a certain cycle everyday in order to prevent female fertility.

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