The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning U.S. consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labeled as Evital. These products may be counterfeit versions of the “morning after pill” and may not be safe or effective in preventing pregnancy.
Evital has not been approved by the FDA for use in the United States. Worse yet, the FDA said counterfeit versions of the drug are being distributed in some Hispanic communities in the U.S.
The packaging label of the potentially ineffective and suspect counterfeit version says, “Evital Anticonceptivo de emergencia, 1.5 mg, 1 tablet”, by “Fluter Domull.” Consumers should not take the Evital product if it looks like the photo on this page.
If you have taken Evital, contact your doctor for advice.
The FDA notes that there are approved emergency birth control medicines available with a prescription. Some are available over-the-counter for those 17 or older. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist for advice.