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Estarylla birth control pills recalled due to packaging flaw

One lot of Estarylla birth control pills made by Sandoz is being recalled because a customer found an inactive tablet in a row of active tablets in one pack. The pill packs include blue tablets, or active pills, that contain a combination of the hormones norgestimate and ethinyl estradiol that work to stop ovulation and thus prevent pregnancy. The green pills, sometimes called placebos or sugar pills, contain only inactive ingredients. Sandoz is not aware of any adverse events associated with the recall. The company conducted an internal medical assessment and concluded that the likelihood of adverse health effects is ... Read More

Birth control pills recalled due to packaging flaw

Ten lots of the generic birth control pill Introvale made by Sandoz are being recalled because of a packaging flaw that if undetected could result in unintended pregnancy. The recall was initiated after a consumer reported that the white placebo tablets were mistakenly in the ninth row (labeled “Week 9”) of the 13-row blister card, rather than in the 13th and final row (labeled “Week 13”). Each three-month blister card contains 84 peach-colored active tablets and seven white placebo tablets in 13 rows, with each row representing one week. While the white placebo pills can be clearly distinguished from the ... Read More