Many of us trust our birth control pills to manage unwanted pregnancies more than we trust our parents to remember our birthdays. After all, science has proven time and time again that birth control is effective, while the movie 16 Candles totally exists for a reason.
Lupin Pharmaceuticals is confirming many women’s wildest dreams (read: nightmares), announcing a recall of chewable birth control pills. The pills were packaged reversing the order of the tablets (the first four pills were placebos) Women’s Health reports. Of course, this means that taking the pills in order could lead to unwanted pregnancies for women who used this as their only form of birth control.
“As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive tablets that are taken out of sequence may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy,” the FDA explains.
Here is what you need to know:
-The pill is sold under the name Mibelas 24 F-E.
-Lupin is recalling L600518. Check to see if your pack has “LU” on one side and “M22” on the other.
The pills were distributed across the country to wholesalers, clinics, and pharmacies, the FDA reports, and could impact thousands of women.
Contact your doctor if you have any concerns about your birth control pills or think you may have been impacted by this mix-up.