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Allergan recalls pregnancy prevention pills due to out of sequence capsules

Allergan is recalling one lot of Taytulla physicians sample pack, indicated for use by women to prevent pregnancy, because of placebo capsules placed in sample pack.

Allergan said it recently identified, through a physician report, that four placebo capsules were placed out of order in a sample pack of Taytulla. Specifically, the first four days of therapy had four non-hormonal placebo capsules instead of active capsules.
The company said that as a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive capsules, that are taken out of sequence, may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.
This product is an oral contraceptive indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who elect to use oral contraceptives. The Taytulla  pill pack is a 28 count blister card that has 24 “active” pink softgel capsules (with hormones) with “WC” printed on the outer shell in white to be taken for 24 days, followed by 4 maroon softgel capsules (without hormones) also imprinted with “WC” on one side to be taken for the next four days. If you are a patient in the U.S. who has used a Taytulla  sample pack from lot 5620706, Exp. May 2019 since August 27, 2017, and are concerned that you may be impacted by this issue, please consult with your physician. This product was distributed Nationwide to healthcare providers.

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