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/R E P E A T -- Advisory - Alesse 21 and 28 birth control pill: Packages may contain broken or smaller-than-normal pills, which may reduce effectiveness in preventing pregnancy/

OTTAWA, Dec. 1, 2017 /CNW/ -

Health Canada is advising consumers 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 roughly half the proper size. 

Alesse 21 and Alesse 28 are prescription drugs used to prevent pregnancy.

Who is affected

Affected products

What consumers should do

Additional information for pharmacists:

Broken 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 doing
Health 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.

For more information
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SOURCE Health Canada

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