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The Food and Drugs Authority has cautioned the public to be weary of a product on the market supposedly meant for weight loss.

According to the Authority, the product has not been sanctioned by them and taking it may have adverse consequences.

Read below a release from the Authority spelling the dangers the product may cause;


The attention of the Food and Drugs Authority has been drawn to the use of injections, appetite suppressants and a meal plan for weight loss known as Ascot Diet.

The FDA wishes to inform the public that Ascot Diet weight loss products, produced by the Ascot Diet Clinic have not been registered by the Authority and its use could cause severe allergic reactions like itching, hives, shortness of breath, wheezing, swelling of the tongue, throat or mouth, stomach cramps, nausea, diarrhoea, dizziness, or faintness due to the sudden boost in minerals and nutrients.

The FDA wishes to advise the public to desist from patronizing medicinal products that are not registered by the Authority since their safety, quality and efficacy cannot be guaranteed.

Importers of such weight loss products are to note that Sections 99 and 118 of the Public Health Act, 2012, Act 851 prohibit the importation and sale of unregistered products.

Offenders would therefore be severely sanctioned when found.

Source: FDA