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Birth control manufacturer recalls packages due to mislabeling

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Friday it will be recalling Mibelas 24 Fe. The birth control packages were distributed to wholesalers, clinics and retail pharmacies. (Photo: FDA)

(WHAM) - The manufacturer of certain birth control prescription pills is recalling packages, citing a packaging error that could lead to pregnancy.

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. announced Friday it will be recalling certain packages of Mibelas 24 Fe. The birth control packages were distributed to wholesalers, clinics and retail pharmacies.

The first four days of the pills would have had four non-hormonal placebo tablets as opposed to the active tablets. As a result, tablets taken out of sequence could lead to contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.

The blister containing the pills was rotated 180 degrees within the wallet, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiration date no longer visible.

The packages being recalled are in lot L600518, Exp 05/18. These products are packaged in blister packs containing 28 tablets: 24 white to off-white tablets of active ingredients debossed with “LU” on one side and “N81” on the other; and 4 tablets of inert ingredients debossed with “LU” on one side and “M22” on the other side.

Questions can be submitted at (800) 399-2561, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.If users have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug, they should contact their doctor.

Reports can also be submitted online here.

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