Lupin recalls birth control pills that could lead to unintended pregnancy

Packaging problem hides expiration date

BALITMORE, MARYLAND (WBRE/WYOU) - Lupin Pharmaceuticals, Inc. says it's recalling some of its Mibelas 24 Fe birth control pills, saying a packaging error could result in unintended pregnancies.

In it's release of the voluntary recall, the company says as a result of the error, oral contraceptive tablets that are taken out of sequence could result in the unintended pregnancies.

The tablets were placed in the package backwards, resulting in the first four days of the therapy would have had four non-hormonal placebo tablets as opposed to active tablets.

The recall affects Lot Number L600518 with an expiration date of May 31, 2018.

Consumers who have the affected product should notify their physician and return the product to the pharmacy or place of purchase.

The company has also set up a phone line of 1-800-399-2561, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.


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