September 3, 2015
The morning-after pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight.
HRA Pharma scientists have discovered Norlevo, an emergency contraceptive manufactured in Europe, loses it effectiveness when women reach 165 pounds. It is completely ineffective in women who weigh more than 176 pounds.
Norlevo will come with a new label in 2014, warning that the pill may not be effective for women over a certain weight.
Norlevo is identical to America's morning-after pill, Plan B One-Step. The Food and Drug Administration says it is reviewing information on the issue and will determine if any labeling changes on Plan B are warranted.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.