Patients Urged to Check Birth Control Pills after Recall

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A Florida company is recalling birth control pills due to defective packaging that could lead to pregnancy. The company is Apotex Corp., and it distributes its products across the country. The pills may be packaged in the wrong order or may have an empty blister pack.

The recalled lots are of tablets that contain drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol. Those are two active ingredients which are not found in every birth control pill. According to experts, the pill is a generic pill so therefore a lot of patients have this prescription and could be impacted.

Women who take birth control pills should check the pamphlet that comes with the pills to see if the two ingredients are listed there. Some birth control pills do not contain those ingredients and would not be affected. Anyone who is taking the pills should continue using them, use an alternative method of birth control, and should ask their doctor or pharmacist for advice.

The FDA says that the recalled pills may be less effective than they should be if the patient accidentally takes a placebo instead of an active pill, or if the patient doesn’t take a pill because it is missing. So far, there have been no cases of pregnancy or other adverse events.

Pharmaceutical manufacturers have a duty to make prescription medications that are safe and effective. If you have been adversely affected by a prescription medication, you should speak to an attorney. You may have the legal right to compensation. Call the Houston prescription drug recall attorney at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. We can help. Call us today to learn more or visit us on our Facebook page.

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