Taytulla, a birth control pill made by the company Allergan, is being recalled nationwide. This is a grand total of close to 170,000 packs. What’s the reason you may ask? Well, anyone who has ever taken birth control pills knows, that a pack contains a certain number of pills with pregnancy blocking hormones, and then at the end, are placebo pills that allow you to bleed but without ovulation.
These packages, as can be seen below, got it backwards…
Yup. Nearly 170,000 packages of Taytulla placed the placebo at the beginning of the schedule.
A statement from Allergan read…
“As a result of this packaging error, oral contraceptive capsules, that are taken out of sequence, may place the user at risk for contraceptive failure and unintended pregnancy. The reversing of the order may not be apparent to either new users or previous users of the product, increasing the likelihood of taking the capsules out of order.”
Some were, well, surprised to say the least…
— PettyCrocker (@femalE_alphA) May 30, 2018
You had one job ?
— Kelli Davis (@kdiddii12) May 30, 2018
— Jess W (@jay_l_dubz) May 30, 2018
— David Yount (@Caliparty) May 30, 2018
— Dorothy Nelson (@bellainamorata6) May 30, 2018
Though some seemed to think the color coating should be enough…
Ok – but the four placebo pills are a different color – shouldn’t that be a clue?
— Joni Nemeth (@PaprLstr8tr) May 30, 2018
They are color coded ??♀️many even start in the middle of the week. Prob shouldn’t have sex if u don’t know the colors ?
— Misty Johnson (@GLomom4ever) May 30, 2018
U would seriously hope the vast majority of women would catch that. I’d notice if my inactive pills were in the wrong spot. I guess u wouldn’t have a clue tho if that was ur first pack.
— Kristin (@KChatwin22) May 30, 2018
At at the end of the day, better safe than sorry!