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Glenmark Generics - Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Recall & Pregnancy Lawsuit

Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets are used as an oral contraceptive, indicated for the prevention of pregnancy in women who choose to do so. The unique dual action formula combines estrogen with a progestin in order to make it more difficult for conception to occur. However, a recent Safety Communication released by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) alerted consumers to a current Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablet recall. Subsequently, specific lots of the birth control pills were recalled because of a packaging error that could leave women without adequate contraception, resulting in unwanted pregnancy.

If you or a loved one became pregnant while taking the recalled Glenmark Generics’ Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol contraceptive tablets, you should contact our lawyers immediately for a free confidential case evaluation. You may be entitled to compensation for your injuries and we can help.

Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets Recall & Pregnancy Lawsuit Overview

Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, a product of Glenmark Generics, are a dual formula oral contraceptive that combines an estrogen and progestin. These birth control pills work by increasing levels of estrogen and progesterone, which in turn inhibits ovulation, changes the cervical mucus (which makes it more difficult for sperm to enter the uterus), and changes the endometrium (which reduces the likelihood of implantation by the fertilized egg). Subsequently, Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablet treatment may also be used to regulate a woman’s menstrual cycle and treat the symptoms associated with menopause.

However, a recent FDA Safety Announcement acknowledged that Glenmark Generics Inc. issued a nationwide, consumer-level recall of seven lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets. According to the FDA press release, 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 visible only on the outer pouch. Any blister for which the lot number and expiry date is not visible is subject to recall.

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.

Recalled Lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets

According to a Glenmark Media Release the affected lots include products that were distributed to wholesalers and retail pharmacies nationwide between September 21, 2011 and December 30, 2011. The following is a comprehensive list of the lots and their expiration dates included in the current Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablet recall:

  • 04110101 (expiration date – 07/31/2013)
  • 04110106 (expiration date – 07/31/2013)
  • 04110107 (expiration date – 07/31/2013)
  • 04110114 (expiration date – 08/31/2013)
  • 04110124 (expiration date – 08/31/2013)
  • 04110129 (expiration date – 08/31/2013)
  • 04110134 (expiration date – 09/30/2013)

Risk of Unwanted Pregnancy

Due to the packaging mistake indicated in the previously mentioned lots of Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablets, women may unknowingly be taking the incorrect regimen of said contraceptives. Accordingly, the daily regimen for these oral contraceptives may be wrong and could leave women without adequate contraception, and at risk for unintended pregnancy.

Do I Have a Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablet Recall & Pregnancy Lawsuit?

The trial lawyers at The Senators (Ret.) Firm, LLP have decades of experience navigating through complex legislative and regulatory issues and litigating high stakes cases all over the nation. Our law firm focuses on the representation of plaintiffs in Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol Tablet recall & pregnancy lawsuits. We are currently accepting new cases in all 50 states.

Again, if you or a loved one became pregnant while taking the recalled Glenmark Generics’ Norgestimate and Ethinyl Estradiol contraceptive tablets, you may be entitled to financial compensation. For a free case review, please click the link below or call toll free 24 hrs/day 1-800-773-0849.

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