Packaging error prompts birth control pills recall

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Several brands of birth control pills have been recalled after a packaging error was discovered.

According to Qualitest Pharmaceuticals, the error reversed the weekly tablet orientation and obscured the lot number and expiration date on certain packages.

The error could lead to incorrect dosing and unintended pregnancies.

The recall affects certain lots of Cyclafem, Emoquette, Gildess, Orsythia, Previfem and Tri-Previfem.

Pharmacists and patients seeking more information can contact Qualitest at 1-877-300-6153.

Copyright 2011 Hawaii News Now. All rights reserved.