Safety Alerts & Recalls

What does this mean?

This recall for Ovcon 50 (Norethindrone and Ethinyl Estradiol ) Tablets, 1 mg/50 mcg was issued at a warehouse and pharmacy level only. The FDA and the manufacturer have determined that any recalled product that may have been dispensed to patients does not pose a significant health risk. However, if you think you have some of the recalled product or if you are not sure if they are involved, you may want to return them to your pharmacist to examine and possibly exchange. If you have any concerns about this safety alert or your medicine, you should speak to your doctor.

Warner Chilcott Company Recalls Several Lots of Ovcon 50 Tablets

Warner Chilcott Company has recalled several lots of Ovcon 50 (norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol ) Tablets, 1 mg/50 mcg. The following lot numbers have been recalled because routine testing found that the amount of active ingredient was too low in several samples from these lots: 02260F, 504705A, and 504705B

Ovcon 50 contains the active ingredient norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol and is commonly used in the prevention of contraception. This recall alert only applies to the select lots of Ovcon 50 (Norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol ) Tablets, 1 mg/50 mcg. No other norethindrone and ethinyl estradiol products were involved in this recall.

To view the FDA notice about this recall, please visit: more information here

Source: FDA
Publication Date: 2012-02-02
Last Updated: 2012-02-02

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