A drugmaker's oops could mean an oops for couples who rely on the company's birth control pills to keep them from becoming parents.

The makers of Taytulla birth-control pills issued a nationwide recall here in the US, saying the pills were placed in the wrong order in the product's packaging, according to a statement:

Allergan 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.

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. The reversing of the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of the product, increasing the likelihood of taking the capsules out of order. If patients have concerns regarding the possibility of an unintended pregnancy they should consult their physician.

Consumers are urged to consult a physician before ... you know ... using the product.



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