Qualitest Pharmaceuticals has issued a recall for numerous lots of birth controls pills due to a package labeling error which could lead to incorrect dosing and increased risk of unintended pregnancy.
According to the recall notice, the packaging error caused the weekly tablet orientation to be reversed; it also obscured the lot number and expiration date. This may cause women to take the pills in the incorrect order, leaving women without adequate contraception and at risk for unintended pregnancy.
The recalled birth control products include:
• Cyclafem™ 7/7/7
• Cyclafem™ 1/35
• Gildess® FE 1.5/30
• Gildess® FE 1/20
• Previfem ®
The lot numbers of the recalled birth control pills may be found on the bottom of the box or the individual blister card; a complete list of the affected lot numbers may be found here.
For information or to arrange return of any affected products, doctors, pharmacists or consumers may contact Qualitest toll free at 1-877-300-6153 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CT Monday through Friday.
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