Birth control pills have a 99.9% effective rate when taken, but things go wrong with the pills themselves that put you at risk for unwanted pregnancy.
Lupin Pharmaceuticals has announced a recall of chewable birth control pills, sold under the name Mibelas 24 F-E. According to the Food and Drug Administration, the pills were packaged in a way that reversed the order of the tablet. The first four pills were actually placebos instead of active tablets- putting one at risk for unwanted pregnancy.
The FDA warns, “As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive tablets that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy. ” The FDA also stated that that if a woman got pregnant on Mibelas 24 F-E, it could cause “significant adverse maternal or fetal health consequences, including death.”
The FDA states that there have been no reports of adverse maternal or fetal incidences. The FDA recommends: “Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Lupin by phone 1-800-399-2561, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday