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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Birth Control Pill Recall

This news is all over the web, but I want my readers to have it, too.

Pfizer has recalled multiple lots of their birth control pills Lo/Ovral and Norgestrel 0.3mg, Ethinyl Estradiol 0.03mg. 
I know I don’t prescribe a lot of this.  But, if you are on it you should immediately contact your “health care provider”.  Also use a back up method of birth control. 
Evidently some of these have more “reminder pills” (inactive) in them than they should.  So your chance for getting pregnant is higher.  Since the majority of women who are on birth control pills are using them to prevent pregnancy, this needs to be addressed.  For those of you who are using the pill to control your bleeding, you may have issues with your bleeding.  Again, contact your "provider". 
I have a list of the lot numbers, but I can't get it to post on the blog.  Techno - dinosaur strikes again.

1 comment:

Anne said...

Lot #'s: http://www.pfizer.com/files/news/lot_numbers_020112.pdf