Sandoz recalls birth control tablets for packaging flaw

    Princeton-based Sandoz has issued a recall on 10 lots of Introvale, its generic oral contraceptive, following a consumer report.

    The customer found the placebo pills had been placed in the ninth week of the drug’s cycle, not the 13th.
    Each three-month blister card contains 84 peach-colored active tablets and seven white placebo tablets in 13 rows, each representing one week.

    Sandoz hasn’t reported any complaints of “adverse events,” according to the FDA, but the recall has been issued for consumers who may not notice the packaging flaw and increase the potential for unintended pregnancy.

    Consumers who notice the flaw are advised to use back-up contraception and contact their health care professional.

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