Birth control recall
The birth control Lo/Ovral®-28 as well as its generic version, Norgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol, are being recalled because of a packaging error.
Birth control pills are taken each day in the order they appear in the package. However, the recalled birth control pills may not be in the right order. While the packaging mistake doesn’t harm women’s health, it can leave women without enough contraception and put them at risk for an unplanned pregnancy.
If you’re taking any of the recalled birth control pills, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recommends that you start using a barrier method, such as condoms, for birth control as a backup. FDA also says to talk to your health provider and return the recalled birth control to your pharmacy.