The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a nationwide, voluntary recall by Apotex Corp. on a birth control pill.
Four lots of Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP may possibly contain defective blisters with incorrect tablet arrangements and/or an empty blister pocket. Resulting in users not taking a tablet due to a missing tablet or take a placebo instead of an active tablet, causing an adverse event or even pregnancy.
No case of unintended pregnancy has yet been reported, according to Apotex.
The following lots are recalled:
- 7DY008A, 7DY009A, 7DY010A, and 7DY011A.
- The outer carton displays NDC# 60505-4183-3 and contains 3 inner cartons (NDC# 60505-4183-1).
- The expiration date is listed as 8/2020.
Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol is an estrogen/progestin combination oral contraceptive indicated for the prevention of pregnancy. The tablets in the inner carton are arranged as 21 active yellow tablets followed by 7 placebo white tablets.
Users with questions regarding this recall are urged to contact their pharmacy and healthcare provider for medical advice and return the impacted packages to their pharmacist.
For more information call 800-706-5575 or visit Apotex.com.
Users can also read more about this recall by clicking the link here.
The affected product is manufactured by Oman Pharmaceutical Products Co. llc. Oman under the subcontract from Helm AG, Nordkanalstrasse 28, Hamburg, 20097, Germany.