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Published: Thu, May 31, 2018
Medical | By Garry George

Taytulla birth control pills handed out at doctors’ offices recalled

Taytulla birth control pills handed out at doctors’ offices recalled

Allergan recalled one lot of Taytulla birth control pill sample packs after a packaging snafu put placebo capsules in slots meant for actual birth control capsules.

The manufacturer is concerned that users of their contraceptive may not notice the reversed order, thereby increasing the possibility of an unintended pregnancy. The physician sample pack should contain 24 pink capsules with hormones followed by four maroon capsules without hormones.

Allergan on Wednesday issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its Taytulla softgel capsules.

If you are a patient in the USA who has used a TAYTULLA sample pack from lot 5620706, Exp.

The sample packs are marked with the lot #5620706, expiration May 2019.

Women who take the oral contraceptive out of sequence may have a higher risk of contraceptive failure and thus unintended pregnancy. If you are a patient in the US who has used a Taytulla sample pack from lot 5620706, Exp. They've been issued since August 27, 2017. This product was distributed Nationwide to healthcare providers.

People with these birth control pills should arrange to return them to their doctor.

The FDA's website has more information about the recall.

The recalled pills were "physicians' sample packs", which are shipped directly to physicians who give them to patients, an Allergan spokesperson told Live Science; they weren't packs that were given to patients by pharmacists.

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