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Birth control recalled due to packaging error that could lead to unintended pregnancy

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WASHINGTON (WDRB) -- The Food and Drug Administration is announcing a nationwide recall of one brand of birth control pills. 

Lupin Pharmaceuticals Inc. says it is voluntarily recalling its Mibelas 24 F-E products that were packaged improperly.  The first four days of tablets labeled as active pills are actually placebos. That could result in unintended pregnancies. It could also cause potential health issues for the mother and fetus, if a woman does get pregnant. 

The recall covers lot L600518, Exp 05/18 of Mibelas 24 Fe (Norethindrone Acetate and Ethinyl Estradiol 1 mg/0.02 mg chewable and ferrous fumarate 75 mg) tablets. This product was distributed Nationwide in the U.S.A. to wholesalers, clinics and retail pharmacies.

The FDA says there are no reports of adverse effects from the issue.  Consumers with questions regarding this recall can contact Lupin by phone 1-800-399-2561, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm EST, Monday through Friday. Consumers should contact their physician or healthcare provider, if they have experienced any problems that may be related to taking this drug product.

More information about the recall is posted on the FDA's website. 

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