FDA: Unapproved emergency birth control medicine possibly in U.S. distribution
SILVER SPRING, Md. — The Food and Drug Administration on Friday warned U.S. consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labeled as Evital, as it may be a counterfeit version of the “morning after pill” and may not be safe or effective in preventing pregnancy.
In addition, no brand labeled Evital has been approved by the FDA for use in the United States.
The FDA is especially concerned that Evital may be in distribution in some Hispanic communities. The packaging label of the counterfeit version says, “Evital Anticonceptivo de emergencia, 1.5 mg, 1 tablet,” by “Fluter Domull."
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