More chipped birth control pills found in Apotex's Alysena products
Both Alysena 21 and Alysena 28 birth control pills may have chipped pills, Health Canada advises.
Last month, Apotex Inc. voluntarily recalled a lot of Alysena 28 birth control pill (lot LF10133A) after the company received complaints about chipped pink pills.
On Thursday, the company advised consumers and health care professionals it has also received complaints for Alysena 21.
Alysena 28 contains 21 active pills and seven inactive pills without hormones. The other product includes 21 active pills.
Both prescription drugs are used to prevent pregnancy. Alysena is also prescribed to treat a type of moderate acne in those who are age 14 and older, the company says.
Consumers are advised:
Health Canada said Apotex has put in place measures to address the manufacturing issue and the company is conducting more visual checks of the products before release.
Apotex said the product is manufactured by a third party in Europe.