Aurora-Newmarket Family Health Team


IMPORTANT Alert on alysena 28 and alysena 21 with chipped pills

Health Canada is advising Canadians that Apotex Inc. is voluntarily recalling one lot of Alysena 28 birth control pill (lot LF10133A) after complaints about chipped pink pills in sealed blister packages.

Alysena 28 is a prescription drug used to prevent pregnancy. It contains 21 “active” pink pills and 7 “inactive” white pills. Active pills that are chipped may contain less of the active drug ingredients, which may reduce Alysena’s effectiveness in preventing pregnancy.

What You Should To:
  • Check your pills before and after taking them out of the blister package. Do not consume a pill if it looks unusual (for example, it is chipped, has jagged edges or is broken). Examine both sides of each pill thoroughly before taking it. It may not be immediately obvious from looking at the blister package that there is a problem with the pills, since the underside of the pill cannot be seen while in the blister pack. 
  • If you have a package with an unusual-looking pill, return it to your pharmacy for a replacement package.
  • Do not stop taking your birth control pills as this may result in pregnancy. Talk to a health care professional if you have questions or concerns about your birth control product, including about missed doses and alternatives.
  • Report adverse events to health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1-866-234-2345, or by reporting online, by mail or by fax.
  • Report complaints about health products to Health Canada by calling toll-free at 1-800-267-9675, or complete an online complaint form.


See the Infectious Disease Fact Sheet here


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Aurora-Newmarket Family Health Team
531 Davis Drive, Suite 405
Newmarket, Ontario L3Y 6P5
Telephone: (905) 898-2240
Fax: (905) 898-2253