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Another Pill Recall: Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol

5:26 pm - 02/27/2012
PILL PROBLEM
Birth Control Pills Recalled: Tablets Are Out Of Order In Blister Packs
By Mary Beth Quirk on February 27, 2012 4:00 PM

February is turning into quite the unfortunate month for birth control recalls — earlier this month one million pill packets were recalled by Pfizer, and now another company, Glenmark Generics, says seven lots of its pills might have tablets in the wrong order in blister packs.

The company says the generic pills involved are Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol, where the tablets were placed in reverse order, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Those affected were distributed between September 21 and December 30, 2011.

A key to recognizing whether the pack you have is subject to recall is if its number and expiration date are not visible except on the outer pouch, as the blister packaging was inserted 180 degrees from where it should be within the card.

Consumers exposed to any of these packages should begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception, notify your physician and return the pills to the pharmacy.

See below for affected lot numbers:

NDC: 68462-565-29
Lot number 04110101, expiration 7/31/2013
Lot number 04110106, expiration 7/31/2013
Lot number 04110107, expiration 7/31/2013
Lot number 04110114, expiration 8/31/2013
Lot number 04110124, expiration 8/31/2013
Lot number 04110129, expiration 8/31/2013
Lot number 04110134, expiration 9/30/2013

Source knows this shit is important, and is boggled at the repetition of the problem. FDA recall notice.

In other news, people still don't understand how women can get pregnant when she is using birth control.
recorded 28th-Feb-2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
I'm all up in here stanning for IUDs. If I may ask, why do you want to wait until you're dating someone special to get one? Birth control provides a lot of benefits other than preventing pregnancy. I personally wish I had gotten mine sooner, because my period made me miserable.
(I had horrible side effects on the pill, which is the reason I wasn't on something for the longest time)
recorded 28th-Feb-2012 08:29 pm (UTC)
YOU LUCKY GURL.
I never had an issue with cramps, but I had such anxiety dealing with my flow.

In the future, should you decide you need b/c an IUD is between $175 to $400 for 5 years of coverage (10 for a copper one) which is more cost efficient even at maximum cost than a $10/mo pill prescription for 5 years. Things to think about when you get to that point. Family planning clinics do them for low-cost.
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