Kim Kardashian has come under fire for a recent sponsored Instagram post in which she promotes a controversial morning sickness drug.
Sound familiar? That’s because it is. The mother-of-two initially posted about Diclegis when she was pregnant with Saint, prompting the FDA to issue a letter slamming the reality TV star for making the drug sound safer than it is and failing to "communicate any risk information associated.”
So this time, Kim decided to play it safe. Posting (a pretty weird) photo of herself holding her phone with the original post on the screen – yes, we’re confused too – complete with a long disclaimer about the drug’s risks.
The post reads, "#Ad Remember this? Just want to remind all of you that if you’re miserable with #morningsickness like I was, try changing your diet & lifestyle first. If you still feel sick, don’t wait-ask your doctor about #Diclegis (doxylamine succinate & pyridoxine HCl), the only FDA-approved medication for morning sickness. It’s the most studied drug in pregnancy & it worked for me! I want to empower all moms-to-be and encourage them to speak up.#DontSufferInSilence! The most common side effect is drowsiness. Visit diclegis.com Additional safety information can be found below & at DiclegisImportantSafetyinfo.com. Duchesnay USA encourages you to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088. For U.S. Residents Only. Diclegis is a prescription medicine used to treat nausea & vomiting of pregnancy in women who haven’t improved with change in diet or other non-medicine treatments. Limitation of Use: Diclegis hasn’t been studied in women with hyperemesis gravidarum. Important Safety Information Do not take Diclegis if you’re allergic to any of the ingredients in Diclegis. You should also not take Diclegis in combination with medicines called monoamine oxidase inhibitors, as these medicines can intensify & prolong the adverse CNS effects of Diclegis. 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 & cold medicines, certain pain medicines & medicines that help you sleep while you take Diclegis. Severe drowsiness can happen or become worse causing falls or accidents. It is not known if Diclegis is safe & effective in children under 18 years of age. Keep Diclegis & all medicines out of the reach of children. Tell your healthcare provider about all of your medical conditions, including if you’re breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. Diclegis can pass into your breast milk & may harm your baby. You shouldn’t breastfeed while using Diclegis."
Unfortunately for Kim, people still aren’t having a bar of it.
Firstly. the internet wants to know what the deal is with this weird, edited photo inception.
Secondly, they'd like to know why Kim chose now - when she's not even pregnant - to once again promote the drug.
And thirdly, it's great that she took the FDA's advice and included a lengthy disclaimer, but that, along with the '#Ad' to start things off made it very clear that Kim's only doing this for a hefty paycheck, so why not stick to selfie-lighting cases?