ABC News - "Pfizer's Birth Control Pill Mix Up Could Cause Unintended Pregnancies" - Dr. Adam Jacobs

New York, NY
 – February 1, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Women taking two types of birth control pills made by the drug manufacturer Pfizer may be at risk for unintended pregnancies because of a packaging mix up. Birth control pills are normally packaged in blister packs containing 21 tablets of active ingredients and seven placebo tablets. Contraception may be significantly weakened if the sequence of birth control pills is out of order, according to Dr. Adam Jacobs, assistant professor of obstetrics, gynecology and reproductive science at The Mount Sinai Medical Center. "If this is the case, patients may be experiencing irregular bleeding and may be at higher risk for unintended pregnancy," said Dr. Jacobs. "If a patient has this lot number they should stop taking the pills immediately and discuss other birth control options with their physician including emergency contraception, if necessary." Learn More