WARNING: Those Morning After Pills May Be Fake

So you had a good night but something went wrong and you think that you or your partner may get an unwanted pregnancy. Best solution? Morning after pill. Worst solution? Fake morning after pills. The US Federal Drug Administration is warning about them:

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is warning US consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine labelled 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.

This potentially ineffective and suspect counterfeit emergency birth control may also be in distribution in some Hispanic communities in the United States.

The packaging label of the potentially ineffective and suspect counterfeit version says, "Evital Anticonceptivo de emergencia, 1.5 mg, 1 tablet", by "Fluter Domull" (pictured above).

So if you come across these Evital (which I guess is a play on evitar, the Spanish word for avoid), avoid them because things will end badly.

And remember that there are FDA-approved emergency birth control pills "available both with a prescription, and over-the-counter without a prescription (if you are 17 years old or older)". [FDA via MySexProfessor]

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