September 16, 2011
SAFETY ALERT: Qualitest Recalls Multiple Oral ContraceptivesQualitest announced a voluntary, nationwide recall of several of its oral contraceptives because of a packaging error. Certain lots of Cyclafem 7/7/7, Cyclafem1/35, Emoquette, Gildess FE 1.5/30, Gildess FE 1/20, Orsythia, Previfem, and Tri-Previfem are being recalled. A full listing of the recalled list can be found at www.qualitestrx.com/pdf/OCRecall.pdf. The recall is being implemented because of a packaging error, where select blisters were rotated 180 degrees within the card, reversing the weekly tablet orientation and making the lot number and expiry date no longer visible. As a result of this packaging error, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be incorrect and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy.
Consumers who have the affected products in their possession should begin using a non-hormonal form of contraception immediately and consult their healthcare provider.
For more information call (800) 444-4011 or visit www.qualitestrx.com.