Kim Kardashian under fire for promoting medicine

Rianne Houghton
Photo credit: @kimkardashian / Instagram

From Digital Spy

Kim Kardashian West has come under fire for promoting a drug that claims to relieve morning sickness on Instagram... again. Oops.

The first time Kim posted an ad for the drug Diclegis was in 2015, but she was later forced to remove the post by the US Food and Drug Administration for "misleading" users and failing to communicate the risks associated with its use.

Two years on, Kim has shared the original advert in yet another Instagram post that promotes the benefits of Diclegis.

"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," she wrote.

"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."

But despite including plenty of safety information about the drug, as well as the FDA's current guidelines, Kim has come under fire from fans for promoting prescription medication.

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One user replied: "America is wild; ya'll got celebrities out here promoting prescription medication lmao what!"

"She's getting paid for it lol. Never take a pill when you're pregnant if you don't truly have to," another person added.

Digital Spy has reached out to Kim Kardashian's spokesperson for comment, but she has declined to address the controversy.

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