Pfizer Inc. issued a recall of 1 million packages of birth control yesterday. The affected brands of Pfizer oral contraceptives are Lo/Ovral-28 and generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradoil.
The 28-pill packs of birth control were recalled due to an error in packaging. Pfizer and U.S. Food and Drug Administration officials reported that the recalled drugs could have the incorrect amounts of active hormone and inactive sugar pills.
The recalled drugs are supposed to have 7 days of sugar pills and 21 days of hormone pills. When taken in the correct order and at the same time every day, these drugs are intended to prevent pregnancy.
Pfizer said that taking the recalled birth control pills could put women at greater risk of unintended pregnancy. Women taking these brands of birth control pills are advised to use a non-hormonal contraceptive as soon as possible.
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