The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are warning U.S. consumers not to use the emergency birth control medicine "Evital". The product has been found to 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 the 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"

Consumers should not take the Evital products if its packaging looks like the above description.

Contact your doctor or health care professional if you have taken Evital labeled as the 1.5 mg tablet and experienced any problems.

There are FDA-approved emergency birth control medicines available both with a prescription and over the counter without a prescription (if you are 17 years old or older).

You should talk with a doctor, pharmacist, or health care professional to find the FDA approved emergency birth control medicine best for you.