Aspen Pharmacare Canada is recalling one lot of Linessa 21, a prescription contraception tablet, because of lacking and mispackaged capsules, Well being Canada mentioned in an alert.
Among the affected blister packs — lot 200049, which expire in March 2023 — could have lacking capsules, a couple of pill in the identical blister pocket or capsules within the flawed order, in keeping with the recall alert issued on Saturday. The alert is meant for most people in addition to health-care professionals.
Anybody with a package deal with lacking or mispackaged capsules ought to return it to their pharmacy for a substitute.
“Don’t miss a tablet, take a tablet out of order, or take two capsules on the identical time, as this might result in undesired being pregnant and different side-effects, together with recognizing and irregular bleeding,” the alert mentioned.
“When you have questions or considerations about your product or about alternate options, discuss to a health-care skilled and use an efficient back-up methodology of contraception (similar to condoms).”
Well being Canada mentioned it can inform Canadians if there are every other affected tons. It additionally mentioned folks ought to report any well being product-related side-effects or complaints to Well being Canada.
Individuals with questions concerning the recall may contact Aspen Pharmacare Canada, which relies in Oakville, Ont., by e mail or by calling 1-844-330-1213.