Major Birth Control Packaging Error Could Leave You Pregnant

FDA issues recall of Mibelas 24 Fe

By Sowmya Krishnamurthy

A major birth control error could lead to unexpected pregnancy. The Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a nationwide recall of the contraception Mibelas 24 Fe due to a packaging mistake.

The FDA reveals that the pills were incorrectly placed, reversing the weekly layout and hiding the lot number and expiration date. The first four days of pills had placebo tablets instead of actual birth control. 

This is a very significant problem if you're tryng to prevent pregnancy.

The FDA warns: "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 FDA adds that the incorrect order may not be apparent to new or previous users of the contraception. 

The drug manufacturer, Lupin, has issued a recall letter. If you are on Mibellas 24 Fe, you are asked to tell your doctor and return the pills to the pharmacy or facility they were purchased.


[Photo: FDA]



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