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Another Pill Recall: Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol

5:26 pm - 02/27/2012
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 04:01 am (UTC)
Not the person you replied to but I have mirena. The only issue I've had is that early on I couldn't find my IUD strings (which you are supposed to be able to feel to make sure it is still in place and not expelled when you first get it), my doc said they got taken into my lining. They did an ultrasound to confirm it was still in position and everything was fine. She told me removal is generally just the cost of an office visit.

Mirena is hormonal, but less gets into the blood stream since it's a direct to source method. It is also progesterone based, not estrogen. The copper IUD is the non-hormonal one but it can make bleeding heavier and cramps worse.

I have had no obvious hormonal issues with my mirena. Previously I had tried seasonique pills and they made me batshit crazy.

*edit: Recommendations should you decide to get one; get STD tested before (doc should do this anyway, infections + iud = bad news) and take a pain killer before your insertion procedure. There's pulling/pinching and it hurts, but it's tolerable.

Edited at 2012-02-28 04:03 am (UTC)
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