Taytulla birth control packs recalled for misordering of placebo pills

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The company said a correctly ordered physician sample pack of Taytulla should feature 24 pink capsules with hormones followed by four maroon capsules without hormones and the reversed order could cause unintended pregnancies.

A birth-control manufacturer has issued a nationwide recall over concerns that misplaced placebos could lead to unintended pregnancies. Four placebo capsules within the packages were placed out of order, Allergan said, meaning users with defective packages would be taking non-hormonal placebo capsules during the first four days instead of active ones.

The pills have been in circulation since August, according to the company's statement. For birth control to work to its full extent, it needs to be taken every day at the same time and as directed.

Allegan said it is arranging for return of all sample pack products with the lot #5620706 Exp. The remaining four, which are meant to be taken during the final four days of each pack, do not have hormones.

If the pills are taken out of order, women are at risk that the contraceptive will fail. May 2019. The drug maker urged patients to consult their physicians if they think they are affected by the recall. Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Allergan by phone at 800-678-1605 8am-8pm EST Monday through Friday.

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