OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW/ -
IssueHealth Canada is advisingconsumers and health care professionals that complaints have been received for packages of Alesse 21 (21 active pills) and Alesse 28 (21 active pills, 7 that contain no hormones). The blister packages for both contained an active (pink) pill that was
Alesse 21 and Alesse 28 are prescription drugs used to prevent pregnancy.
Who is affected
What consumers should do
Additional information for pharmacists:
BackgroundBroken or smaller-than-normal birth control pills may deliver a smaller dose of the active drug ingredient, which could reduce its effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.
What Health Canada is doingHealth Canada is working with the company, Pfizer Canada, to determine the nature and scope of the issue. We will continue to monitor the situation and assess the need for further action. Health Canada will update consumers and health care professionals as appropriate.
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