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NAFDAC ALERTS PUBLIC AGAINST USE OF WEIGHT LOSS PILLS

The National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) has cautioned Nigerians against the use of the drug   Weight Rapid Loss Capsule.

NAFDAC’s Director-General, Mojisola Adeyeye stated that the drug has been found to have potential to cause cancer.

The NAFDAC boss added that result of laboratory analysis showed that the drug, manufactured by Ingi Oman, contain banned substance “phenolphthalein”, which the U.S. Food and Drug Administration recognised as unsafe.

She said the capsule, being marketed as the most effective weight loss supplement and sold through social media platforms like Instagram, also contain microbial growth above permissible limits.

Adeyeye encouraged healthcare professionals and consumers to report any adverse effect experienced with the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Consumers are also advised to report adverse effect via pharmacovigilance@nafdac.gov.ng or E-reporting platforms available at www.nafdac.gov.ng.

The director-general urged the public to also report any incident concerning the use of the drug via the Med-safety application, which can be downloaded on android and IOS stores. VANGUARD

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