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    1 Million Birth Control Pill Packs Recalled

    Pregnancy Risk With Lo/Ovral-28, Generic Norgestrel/Ethinyl Estradiol
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    WebMD Health News
    Reviewed by Laura J. Martin, MD

    Feb. 1, 2012 -- Pfizer has recalled 1 million packs of Lo/Ovral-28 and generic norgestrel/ethinyl estradiol birth control pills.

    The pills, which must be taken in the correct sequence, may be mixed up. Women using the products risk pregnancy and should consult their doctors.

    Although the pills are made and packaged by Pfizer, they are sold by Akrimax Rx Products and carry the Akrimax name on their labels.

    The recall includes 14 lots of brand-name birth control pills and 14 lots of generic birth control pills distributed across the U.S.

    The pills come in blister packs of 28 pills from which each dose must be taken in sequence. A Pfizer investigation found that some packs have the wrong number of pills, and the pills may be out of order.

    Each pack normally contains 21 white pills with an active ingredient and seven pink pills that are inert. But women who take inert pills on days they should be taking active ones may not get the contraceptive effect they want, and should be aware of the signs of early pregnancy.

    Other than pregnancy, the recalled pills have no health risks other than those usual for the product.

    Pfizer has corrected the error. Meanwhile, the following product lots are being recalled:

    NDC

    Product

    Lot

    Expiration

    Configuration/Count

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    E15678

    08/31/2013

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    E15679

    08/31/2013

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    E15686

    08/31/2013

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    E15687

    01/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    E15690

    01/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    E15698

    01/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    E15700

    02/28/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    E80434

    07/31/2013

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    E80438

    08/31/2013

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    F36908

    02/28/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    F36909

    02/28/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    F43915

    03/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    F43926

    03/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-801-84

    LO/OVRAL® 28

    F43927

    03/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    E15677

    08/31/2013

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    E15704

    01/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    E15706

    01/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    E80440

    08/31/2013

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F16388

    01/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F16390

    02/28/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F22132

    02/28/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F31330

    02/28/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F36911

    03/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F36913

    03/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F43924

    03/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F43925

    03/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F43934

    03/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

    24090-961-84

    Norgestrel 0.3 mg/Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03 mg

    F53238

    03/31/2014

    6 Pilpacks® of 28 tablets each

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