The FDA has issued a warning not to use the morning-after pill Evital, as a fake version deemed unsafe and ineffective is in circulation in the U.S.
The counterfeit emergency contraceptive pill has not been approved for usage in the U.S. and can be a harmful substance, as it has been reported to cause adverse effects.
A press release from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) states the imposter morning-after pill is possibly circulating in Hispanic communities throughout the country.
Consumers are warned by the FDA to avoid taking a pill with the label "Evital Anticonceptivo de emergencia, 1.5 mg, 1 tablet" by "Fluter Domull."
The fake pill is used for emergency contraceptive to prevent pregnancy after unprotected sex, similar to Plan B and Next Choice.
The FDA recommends meeting with a doctor before choosing a "morning-after" pill over-the-counter or by prescription.