One of the most popular home pregnancy test brands is being forced to change its labeling after an investigation found that the test had been shown to increase the risk of a miscarriage.
The new label for AvaMedi-Scented Home Pregnancy Test, which was launched in December 2016, warns of a higher risk of miscarriage if the test is used within the first 48 hours after being taken, and recommends the use of a more conservative method.
However, the brand is also not only being forced into changes, but the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists has called for a full review of the test’s safety.
AvaMentions, which makes the home pregnancy testing products, said it is looking into the issue and has been working with the ACOG on the review.
“We’re working closely with the FDA and the ACGME to ensure that our products comply with the latest guidelines,” the company said in a statement to Mashable.
The product was first launched by Ava in 2013.
It is one of the few brands that has come out to say it is taking the issue seriously and is working with both the FDA, which is responsible for approving home pregnancy products, and the American Medical Association to address the issue.
The ACOG is currently investigating the issue in a bid to ensure the product’s safety before it is made available to the public.
It says it will also be monitoring the testing of all home pregnancy drugs.
It has already banned two home pregnancy vaccines, including the AvaScent-Sensitive, which it says is “the most popular vaccine for pregnant women” in the US.