Birth Control Pills Recalled Due To Glitch That Could Cause Pregnancy

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As a result of the packaging error, taking the capsules out of order may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure, which could result in an unintended pregnancy.

The voluntary recall, issued late Tuesday, affects packages of Allergan's Taytulla contraceptive pills.

Through a recent physician report, Allergen learned that four placebo capsules were placed out of order in a sample pack of Taytulla.

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Check your birth control, it might be under recall. Instead, the fault packs had marron placebos at the start of the treatment. Women who miss two or more consecutive hormonal pills should use back-up contraception, such as condoms, or avoid sex until they've taken active pills for seven consecutive days, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The physician sample pack should contain 24 pink capsules with hormones followed by four maroon capsules without hormones.

The manufacturer is concerned that users of their contraceptive may not notice the reversed order, thereby increasing the possibility of an unintended pregnancy.

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

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Allegan is notifying customers by recall letter and is arranging for the return of the sample packs.

Anyone with questions about the recall can call Allergan at 800-678-1605.

Patients with concerns about unintended pregnancy should consult their doctor, the company said.

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