NAFDAC DG Warns the Public Against use of Weight Loss Pill that Can Cause  Cancer

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By Biola Lawal

Abuja (Flowerbudnews): Prof. Mojisola Adeyeye, the Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC)  has warned Nigerians against use of the drug- Weight Rapid Loss Capsule.

Prof Adeyeye, who gave the warning in a Public Alert said that the drug has been found to have potential to cause cancer in persons using it.

The NAFDAC Boss said that the negative effect of the drug was established by the Department of Health of Abu Dhabi, which consequently issued a warning against its use.

”The product is being -marketed as “the most effective weight loss supplement” and is being illegally sold through social media platforms like Instagram.

”Result of laboratory analysis showed that the pills contain a banned substance “phenolphthalein”, which the US Food and Drug Administration has recognized as unsafe.

It further contains microbial growth above the permissible limits.

”Phenolphthalein has been found to be toxic to genes as it can cause damage or mutations in the DNA. Studies have also shown its potential carcinogenic risks.,” Prof Adeyeye disclosed in the alert.

Details of the product are as follows:Product Name: Weight Rapid Loss Capsule

Product Manufacturer: Ingi Oman

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NAFDAC implores consumers to stop the purchase and use of the product.

Members of the public in possession of the product should discontinue sale or use and submit stock to the nearest NAFDAC office.

Healthcare professionals and consumers are encouraged to report adverse events experienced with the use of the product to the nearest NAFDAC office, via, E-reporting platforms available at or via the Med- safety application for download on android and IOS stores. (Flowerbudnews)

Biola Lawal