Birth control packaging error could put women at risk of accidental pregnancy
Last week, pharmaceutical manufacturer Pfizer Inc. recalled two types of oral contraceptives, due to a packing error. Officials with the company reported that women taking their Lo/Ovral-28 and Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol birth control pills could have received the incorrect dosage, putting them at greater risk of accidental pregnancy.
The drugs are intended to prevent pregnancy when taken in the correct order and at the same time everyday. The recalled birth control pills were distributed and sold in 28-day packages and were supposed to contain 21 days of hormone pills and 7 days of sugar pills.
However, a packaging error caused some of these birth control packs to possess the incorrect amounts of the different types of pills. Women taking an incorrect dose are more likely to become pregnant.
Consumers of these recalled birth controls are advised to speak with their physician and begin using a different type of contraceptive as soon as possible. Besides unintended pregnancy, the pills pose no immediate health threat.
To speak with an attorney about any harm a drug or other consumer product have caused you or a loved one, contact the San Diego faulty consumer products lawyers of Ritter & Associates by calling 619-296-0123 today.