Pfizer Recalls One Million Birth Control Packs – States Risk of Unintended Pregnancies in Users

February 1st, 2012

Lo Ovral 28 Birth Control RecallPfizer recalled about one million packs of it Lo-Ovral 28 tablet birth control product when it found out that the wrong pills were put into the packages.

These pills are marketed under the brand name Akrimax Pharmaceuticals. The product contains 21 active white pills and seven non-active, pink pills. Pfizer stated in the product being recalled the number of active pills may be incorrect or out of sequence. This could cause women to get too low a dose of the hormonal ingredients and increase the risk of unintentional pregnancy.

Pfizer advised that women who have used the recalled product should use a “non-hormonal form of birth control immediately.”

 

Curt Hendrix, M.S., C.C.N., C.N.S.