Another birth control pill recall due to faulty packaging, and because of a packaging error that could lead to incorrect dosing and expose women to unintended pregnancies.
Glenmark Generics Inc. said the seven lots of birth control pillpackets, sold as Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol, do not pose any immediatehealth risks, but that women using these oral contraceptives should immediatelyswitch to another form of birth control.
Glenmark did not specify how many pills were affected by therecall. The lot numbers on the packets are: 04110101, 04110106, 04110107,04110114, 04110124, 04110129 and 04110134.
The pills involved in the latest recall were sent to wholesalersand retail pharmacies nationwide between Sept. 21, 2011 and Dec. 30, 2011.Glenmark said it discovered the packaging problem after a customer complained that one of her blister packs had the pills packaged in reverse order.
Earlier this month, Pfizer Inc. recalled 1 million packets of birth control pills for similar reasons. At the time, the company said it had discovered that some blister packs of Lo/Ovral and generic Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol had packaging that could contain either too many or too few active pills and that the pills may be out of sequence. The expiration dates on those recalledpackets range between July 31, 2013 and March 31, 2014.