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Massive Recall of Oral Contraceptives


July 07, 2015

More than half a million boxes of an oral contraceptive are being recalled.

In the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Enforcement Report, a Class III recall of ethinyl estradiol/levonorgestrel (Lutera) was announced.

Actavis has launched the recall of the lots in question. The nationwide voluntary recall, totaling 511,283 boxes, is due to missing or incorrect package insert, according to the report. The product was also distributed to Puerto Rico.

The following lots are being recalled:

 

Lots

Expiration

KPPY

 June 2015

NBXD, NBXF

October 2016

NBXG

September 2015

NKZS

November 2015

NMPT, NNXB, NNWG

January 2016

NMPV, NVWN, NVWP

February 2016

NMTP, NNXC

March 2016

NMWC, NNXH

April 2016

PFHT, PFHW, PFHX

June 2016

PKHH, PKHN, PKHS, PKHT, PPGG, PPGH, PVSZ

August 2016

PYDX

September 2016

 

--Stephanie Vaccaro

 

Reference:

1. U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Enforcement Report – Week of July 1, 2015. www.fda.gov.

 

 

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