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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.
hustle_rose010 28th-Feb-2012 04:07 am (UTC)
you may want to see my reply to another below. but to summarize, i've had some slight issues with cramps and cervix pain, and my periods have morphed into long segments of light spotting.

the insertion went fine. and i haven't noted any hormonal side effects. it's a very small localized dose of hormones down there. i really like it so far (9 months in), and just feeling more free improved my sex life a LOT.

although if you are looking for a completely hormone-free option you might want to look into paragard. i haven't tried it tho.
recorded 28th-Feb-2012 04:23 am (UTC)
Seconding the long, light periods. My period is incredibly light, about 1 extra day than it used to, and is less frequent (every ~60 days, but due to other health issues & possibly the hpv vaccine has stopped currently). It was unpredictable, near constant brown spotting when I first got my IUD but that's normal. I just bought panty liners and a ton of black underwear.

No regrets. I hated my periods, they were an incredible cause for anxiety for me. Now they're so tolerable & not a big deal.
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