Summary: LoOvral and generic equivalent birth control pill recall
On February 1, 2012, Pfizer Inc. announced that
some packs of its brand name birth control pill,
LoOvral, and its generic equivalent (distributed
by Akrimax Pharmaceuticals) contain incorrect
numbers of pills and/or incorrect placement
within the pack of active and inactive pills.
Women who take those packs may not have
adequate contraception. There is no concern
about the safety of the medication, just the
If the birth control pill LoOvral or its generic
equivalent norgestrel 0.3 m with ethinyl
estradiol 0.03 mg (no other brand name) has
been prescribed for you, look at the pack(s) you
have for the lot number and expiration date.
If your pack is on the list, call the clinician who
wrote the prescription for you to ask for advice.
Currently enrolled UVa students are welcome to
call the Gyn Clinic at Student Health (434-924-