Published: Wed, May 30, 2018
Medicine | By Tracy Klein

Allergan Recalls Taytulla Birth-Control Packs After Pills Placed Out of Order

Allergan Recalls Taytulla Birth-Control Packs After Pills Placed Out of Order

Allergan has recalled nearly 170,000 sample packs of birth control pills nationwide because of a packaging error that could put consumers at risk for unintended pregnancy.

Allergan, the drug's manufacturer, announced the recall Tuesday.

Allergan said four maroon placebo capsules were placed out of order in the sample blister packs of 28 pills handed out by doctors.

"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".

The packs are marked with the lot number 5620706 and carry a May 2019 expiration date.

An afternoon recap of the day's most important business news, delivered weekdays. Instead, the faulty pack had four maroon placebos at the start of the treatment. The remaining four, which are meant to be taken during the final four days of each pack, do not have hormones.

Birth control pills have been recalled because they were packaged incorrectly.

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 advises users who think they might be affected to contact their physician and arrange a return.

Anyone with questions about the recall can call Allergan at 800-678-1605.

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