FDA Recalls Contraceptive Pills For Packing Errors To Avoid Unwanted Pregnancies
June 09, 2017 08:13 AM EDT
The FDA has recently announced the biggest recall in the history of the United States. The recall has been made for a contraceptive pill.
The FDA has declared that a packaging issue of a certain batch of the pills lacks the expiry information. This measure may be crucial, as it may cause a patient to have an unwanted pregnancy. The recall has been already made.
Mibelas 24 Fe Recall
According to Fox 25 Boston, the FDA's announcement was based on Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc.'s contraceptive pill named Mibelas 24 Fe. The newest batch of the tablet had some serious packaging errors, which has caused the pill to be unworthy of use.
More accurately, non-hormonal placebo pills were packed in the first four days of the production of the batch, where active and working tablets must have been placed. Potential and trustworthy sources pointed that the batch number or lot number of the contents, which have been massively inactive is L600518 with an expiration date of May 2018.
Error Causes Unwanted Pregnancy
Statesman pointed out that the affected lot of the contraceptive pills were placed in a wrong sequence. The FDA stated: "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." The regulatory board further added: "The reversing the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of the product, increasing the likelihood of taking the tablets out of order."
The batch of the contraceptive pills was distributed recently by the manufacturers to wholesalers, retailers. and clinics. Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. has already cancelled the batch.
The entity has also contacted customers, as well as the distributors for the recall. According to it, if anyone, who wasn't aware of the issue until now, the pack of Mibelas 24 Fe (having the same batch number) must be returned to the retailers.