Birth control pill recall
Sandoz is recalling 10 lots of Introvale® birth control pills due to a packaging error. The mistake has to do with how each pill is assigned to each day and week of the month. If you use Introvale® as your birth control pill, the recalled pills don’t put your health at risk. However, it can leave you without enough contraception and put you at risk for an unplanned pregnancy.
Each 3 month pack of Introvale® has 12 rows of peach colored pills and 1 last row of white (placebo) pills. The recalled lots mistakenly have the white placebo row in another row, not the final 13th row as it should be in.
If you find the white placebo row in any position other than the 13th row, start using another kind of non-hormonal contraception as a backup, such as condoms. Also, talk to your health provider and contact Sandoz to report the finding at 800-525-2492 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To learn more about the recall, visit the FDA website.