Recalled Birth Control Pills: Lo/Ovral-28, Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol

birth-control-200.jpgPfizer Inc. has voluntarily recalled certain lots of birth control pills which may contain ingredient errors or out-of-sequence packaging which could have exposed women to a risk for unintended pregnancy.

In January, Pfizer recalled 14 lots of Lo/Ovral-28 (norgestrel and ethinyl estradiol) Tablets and 14 lots of Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets (generic) for customers in the U.S. market. The defective pills were distributed to warehouses, clinics and retail pharmacies nationwide.

An investigation by Pfizer found that some blister packs may contain an inexact count of inert or active ingredient tablets and that the tablets may be out of sequence. Pfizer recalled the tablets on January 31, 2012, with knowledge of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Pfizer said the error has been corrected.

The tablets were manufactured and packaged by Pfizer Inc., commercialized by Akrimax Rx Products and labeled under the Akrimax Pharmaceuticals brand. The medicine is packaged in blister packs of 21 tablets of active ingredients and seven tablets of inert ingredients. Click the link below for packaging numbers involved in the recall.

The product liability lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck are reviewing cases for women who have taken defective lots of these birth control pills and have experienced or are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy. Contact us today at 800-3791244 or 617-723-7676 or use our contact form.
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