Pharmaceutical company Allergan is voluntarily recalling packs of its birth control pills in the U.S. because of a packaging error with placebos, increasing the possibility of unintended pregnancy.
The company says four placebo pills were placed out of order in packs of its birth control pill, Taytulla. In a statement announcing the recall, Allergan says the first four days of therapy had four non-hormonal placebo capsules instead of active capsules. Meaning if you take Taytulla and your placebo pills aren’t typically the first four days of your pack, you’re at an increased risk of unintended pregnancy.
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Take Taytulla and worried about the pills you have at home? The good news is that Allergan knows which lot of pills were affected. Check your pack for lot number 5620706, which expires in May 2019. Allergan also released a handy photo guide for checking your Taytulla pill pack in its statement. Basically, if your first four pills are dark red or magenta and the rest are light pink, your pill pack is part of the recall and you should consult your doctor.
If you have more questions about the recall, you can call Allergan at 800-678-1605, Monday through Friday.