Kim Kardashian West took to social media for another reason: to belatedly acknowledge the side effects of a controversial morning-sickness drug she endorses.
Kim Kardashian-West has finally posted the side effects for the morning sickness drug she spruiked on social media.
Kardashian first praised the drug Diclegis in July posts, broadcast to her millions of followers, that started with “OMG. Have you heard about this?” Here’s the original post, which has since been removed from Kim K’s social media:
Kardashian forgot to include the warning that Diclegis could cause drowsiness, dizziness, stomach upset, diarrhoea, constipation, headache, and trouble sleeping. The FDA asked that the misleading drug messages be corrected in the format they were originally posted, same picture etc.
The new posts on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter carried the hashtag #CorrectiveAd.
— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) August 31, 2015
#CorrectiveAd I guess you saw the attention my last #morningsickness post received. The FDA has told Duchesnay, Inc., that my last post about Diclegis (doxylamine succinate and pyridoxine HCl) was incomplete because it did not include any risk information or important limitations of use for Diclegis. A link to this information accompanied the post, but this didn’t meet FDA requirements. So, I’m re-posting and sharing this important information about Diclegis. For US Residents Only. Diclegis is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea and vomiting of pregnancy in women who have not improved with change in diet or other non-medicine treatments. Limitation of Use: Diclegis has not been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Important Safety Information Do not take Diclegis if you are allergic to doxylamine succinate, other ethanolamine derivative antihistamines, pyridoxine hydrochloride or any of the ingredients in Diclegis. You should also not take Diclegis in combination with medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors (MAOIs), as these medicines can intensify and prolong the adverse CNS effects of Diclegis. The most common side effect of Diclegis is drowsiness. Do not drive, operate heavy machinery, or other activities that need your full attention unless your healthcare provider says that you may do so. Do not drink alcohol, or take other central nervous system depressants such as cough and cold medicines, certain pain medicines, and medicines that help you sleep while you take Diclegis. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse causing falls or accidents. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Diclegis can pass into your breast milk and may harm your baby. You should not breastfeed while using Diclegis. Additional safety information can be found at www.DiclegisImportantSafetyinfo.com or www.Diclegis.com. Duchesnay USA encourages you to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.
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Kardashian’s timing on the corrective post was convenient because the post was buried quickly: Her social media streams were soon overtaken by pictures of her and Kanye West at the VMAs.