Ortho-Novum recalls birth control pills over incorrect dispenser instructions

Ortho-Novum recalls birth control pills over incorrect dispenser instructions
Ortho-Novum is recalling three lots of birth control pills because the instructions on the packaging is incorrect.

(RNN) - Ortho-Novum voluntarily recalled three lots of birth control pills because of a packaging error.

The recall is for the Ortho-Novum 1/35 norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol tablets and two lots of Ortho-Novum 7/7/7 norethindrone/ethinyl estradiol tablets because the instructions are incorrect.

Consumers could take the incorrect “inactive” pill instead of an active pill if they follow the directions included in these lots, which could lead to breakthrough bleeding or an unintended pregnancy, according to the FDA. If those who take these pills have any concerns, contact your healthcare professional.

The company advises consumers to not stop taking the pills, and to find the correct instructions at https://www.janssen.com/us/our-products. Consumers can also call 1-800-526-7736 Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET.

The recalled lots are:

Product Description NDC Number (carton) NDC Number (pouch) Lot Number Expiration Date
ORTHO-NOVUM® 1/35 50458-176-06  50458-176-28 18BM114  03/2020 
ORTHO-NOVUM® 7/7/7 50458-178-06  50458-178-28  18CM120  03/2020 
ORTHO-NOVUM® 7/7/7  50458-178-12  50458-178-12  18BM110  03/2020 

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