Advisory - Marvelon 28 birth control pills: Packages do not contain day-of-the-week stickers
OTTAWA, /CNW/ -
This issue does not impact the safety or effectiveness of the pills. Canadians should continue to take their medication as prescribed. It is important to keep track of when you take your pills to avoid missing any doses.
Merck Canada Inc., the importer of Marvelon 28, is currently working to correct this issue. Merck Canada Inc. will distribute day-of-the-week stickers to pharmacies, beginning the week of September 10. Customers who use Marvelon 28 will be able to pick up the day-of-the-week stickers at no additional cost.
Who is affected
Product Name DIN Lot Number Expiry --- Marvelon 28 02042479 R000269 March 31, 2020 Birth control pills R014281 March 31, 2021 N032638 March 31, 2020 R006559 March 31, 2020 R000270 March 31, 2020 N023314 October 31, 2019 ---
There is no need to return Marvelon 28 products that you currently have, since this issue does not impact the efficacy or safety of the tablet itself if taken as prescribed. Note that Marvelon 21 is not affected by this situation.
What consumers should do
What Health Canada is doing
Merck Canada Inc. has issued a letter to health care professionals to advise them of the issue and to ask them to proactively advise patients when prescribing or dispensing the product. The company will issue the day-of-week stickers to retail pharmacies starting the week of September 10, and to clinics that received samples starting the week of September 17, to include with any product already distributed.
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SOURCE Health Canada