Kim Kardashian got the attention of the FDA after she posted a photo of a morning sickness pill on her Instagram account. According to People Magazine, the FDA has warned the reality star about the pill, and has asked that she remove the photo of Diclegis, because the information that she provided was misleading.
“According to the letter, Kardashian West failed to mention any risks related to the drug. The FDA took note of the soon-to-be mother of two’s inclusion of the drug’s web address, but said that it was not sufficient since her post implies that the product is safe and does not carry any risks for the baby,” reports People Magazine.
Kim Kardashian took the FDA seriously, apparently, because she has since deleted the post from her Instagram page. Of course, it’s unknown if Kim Kardashian actually took the pills. Many celebrities get paid to promote various items, but not all of them use these items. There’s really no way to tell.
According to CBS Local DC, the picture was posted in July for Kim’s 42+ million followers to see.
“I tried changing things about my lifestyle, like my diet, but nothing helped, so I talked to my doctor,” the post states. “He prescribed me #Diclegis, and I felt a lot better and most importantly, it’s been studied and there was no increased risk to the baby,” she wrote. While the drug is FDA approved, Kim failed to list the potential negative effects of taking the drug, which was the problem that the FDA had.
Kim Kardashian could have appeased the FDA by updating her post, but listing possible side effects may have turned a lot of people off. Her decision to delete the post is not surprising, and it was the right thing to do since she didn’t give people all of the information that they should have before taking a pill of any kind.
“FDA regulators say the posts violate rules for promoting drugs because they don’t mention side effects of Diclegis, which include sleepiness that can make it dangerous to drive or perform other activities that require mental alertness. The drug label warns that Diclegis should not be combined with alcohol or other medications that cause drowsiness, such as sleeping aids or certain pain relievers.”
And while there are those out there who would never take drug advice from a reality star, there are plenty who would, as Kim is easily one of the most influential people in the world.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr, Kim Kardashian and her husband, Kanye West, are expecting a baby boy in December. While the couple has decided not to share the name they have chosen for their son, rumor has it they will go with Easton.
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