Tydemy, manufactured by Lupin, was recalled last weekend after tests revealed decreased levels of ascorbic acid, and the pills had high levels of a “known impurity.” Tydemy is an estrogen/progestin oral contraceptive (COC) used to prevent pregnancy and to raise folate levels in women using oral contraceptives. Lupin has been notifying all of its wholesalers, distributors, drug chains, mail order pharmacies, and supermarkets by phone and through recall notifications and arranging for the return of all their recalled products. Tydemy patients are being urged to continue taking their medication and seek advice from their pharmacist, physician, or medical provider about alternative treatment options. Distributors, wholesalers, and retailers with recalled Tydemy should cease distribution immediately.
The FDA says that as a result of the recall, Lupin is scared that there could be a spike in unexpected pregnancy’s due to the amount of inactive content (ascorbic acid), in the two batches of pills. If you have questions about this recall, please contact Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc. at at (866) 480-8206 Monday – Friday 09:00 am to 05:00 pm EST. To receive reimbursement, please return the recalled lots to Inmar Rx Solutions, Inc.; the lot number can be found on the side of the carton.