FDA issues warning about fake birth-control pills

Evital, birth control FDA

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(CBS) Steer clear of Evital. The FDA is warning women not to use that brand of emergency birth-control medicine because the pills may be counterfeits that are unsafe and ineffective at preventing pregnancy.

Evital is not approved for sale in the U.S., FDA spokesman Shelly Burgess told CBS News.

The package that contains the suspect pills says "Evital Anticonceptivo de emergencia, 1.5 mg, 1 tablet," by "Fluter Domull." Women who have taken the drug and experienced problems should contact a doctor, the agency said.

Three FDA-approved morning-after birth-control pills are available in the U.S: Plan B One-Step, Next Choice, and Ella.

The FDA has more on counterfeit medicine.

  • David W Freeman

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