A pharmaceutical company is recalling birth control pills over a packaging error. Lupin Pharmaceuticals is recalling Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate 75 mg) , a chewable birth control tablet. The recall stems from a packaging error where the tablets were placed out of sequence. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says this may increase the risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy.
The affected products were packaged in blister packs containing 28 tablets: 24 white to off-white tablets of active ingredients with “LU” stamped on one side and “N81” on the other, and four tablets of inert ingredients were stamped with “LU” on one side and “M22” on the other side. Consumers with questions or concerns should contact Lupin by phone 1-800-399-2561, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.