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Whoops! Birth Control Pills Recalled; Mislabeling Can Result in Pregnancy

A pharmaceutical company is recalling birth control pills mislabeled in a way that could result in an unplanned pregnancy.

The pills, sold under the name Mibelas 24 F-E, were packaged in the wrong order so the first four days of tablets labeled as active pills are actually placebos.

The pills were distributed nationally.

If taken as labeled, consumers will not be receiving the right hormones to prevent conception and could end up pregnant, according to a statement released by the Food and Drug Administration.

Drugs impacted by the recall can be identified two different ways: they either have the lot number “L600518” and an expiration date of May 2018 or a fuzzy or blank listing for both.

Any consumers who have taken the mislabeled pills are advised to call their doctor immediately. The pills should be returned to the pharmacy.

Consumers with questions can call the manufacturer, Lupin Pharmaceuticals, at 800-399-2561.

 

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