Apotex expands Alysena-28 birth control pill recall
OTTAWA – Health Canada says Apotex Inc. will be recalling 11 additional lots of Alysena-28 birth control pills as a precautionary measure.
Apotex is making the additional recall while it investigates why one lot – LF01899A – of the product contained packages with extra placebo pills in place of active pills.
Packages of Alysena-28 should have three rows of the pink active pills and only one row of white placebo pills.
Canadians using this product should use a non-hormonal method of birth control, contact their health care provider for medical advice and return unopened packages to their pharmacist.
Alysena-21, which is manufactured at the same facility, is not part of the current recall as these packages don’t normally include a row of the placebo pills.
However, because the product is made in the same facility, Health Canada and Apotex are working together to verify this product as well.
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