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Contraception Failure: Is Your Birth Control At Risk

Maryland generic drug maker, Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals, is recalling one lot of drospirenone and ethinyl estradiol birth control pills over concerns that they may not work as prescribed.

The pills were distributed to wholesalers, suppliers and retailers, for failing to meet specifications or “acceptance criteria for dissolution,” Jubilant says.

The FDA recall notice states, “Product efficacy may be decreased due to incomplete absorption of the active ingredients.

What you need to know: Drospirenone and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, USP, has been identified as Lot number 183222, with NDC number 59746-763-43 and expiration date of 11/2020.

Concerned consumers can contact Jubilant Cadista Pharmaceuticals Inc. directly by calling Inmar at 1-855-205-9246 and arrange to return the affected product.

The company recommends calling your physician or healthcare provider if you have experienced any adverse reactions related to use of this product.

Adverse reactions can also be reported to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program either online, by regular mail or by fax.

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