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TAYTULLA birth control recalled after packaging error that could lead to unintended pregnancy

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Posted at 5:11 PM, May 30, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-30 17:17:14-04

A popular birth control pill is being recalled after it was discovered that capsules were placed in the incorrect order. 

Allgergan, the maker of the drug, issued a voluntary recall in the U.S. market on Wednesday. The recall is for TAYTULLA birth control (Lot# 5620706) with an expiration of May 2019. 

According to a release from the company, placebo pills were placed at the start of the pack, instead of the end, which could lead to unintended pregnancy. 

There are 170,000 affected packages that were sent to healthcare providers across the U.S. These packages have been circulating since August 2017. 

The company urges those with affect packages to call your doctor for a replacement pack and begin immediately using alternative means of contraception. 

Information on the recalled package is below: 

Lot #: 5620706

Product: Taytulla Softgel Capsules 1mg/20mcg 6X28 Sample

NDC: Outer Carton 0023-5862-31, Blister Card 0023-5862-28, Blister Box 0023-5862-29

Size: X28 Sample

Exp. Date: May-2019

Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Allergan by phone at 800-678-1605 between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. EST, Monday through Friday.