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Birth Control Recall—Mibelas™ 24 Fe

Published on June 5, 2017 by VWC

On May 25, Lupin recalled one lot of Mibelas™ 24 Fe due to a report of a packaging error.  If you have an affected pack, it could leave you without adequate contraception and at risk for an unintended pregnancy.

If you are currently using Mibelas 24 Fe:

  • Check to see if your pill pack has the affected lot number: L600518 to determine if your pill pack was recalled.
  • Check the positioning of the 4 “reminder” brown tablets.  If they are positioned in the first four days of the first row of pills, you should immediately begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception (i.e. condoms).
  • You should continue taking the pills in the recalled pack until you are able to return it to your pharmacy for a replacement.
  • When you receive the replacement, you should start at the same place in the new pack where you left off in the previous pack.
  • You should continue using non-hormonal contraception (i.e., condoms) for a month after beginning the new pack.

You may view the FDA’s safety report by visiting their Web site at www.fda.gov/safety/recalls and clicking on the 5/25/2017 Lupin link.

If you have additional questions, please let us know—804-288-4084. We’re happy to discuss any concerns you may have.