NHS warning over drug 'to give you Kardashian curves'

NHS warning over drug 'to give you Kardashian curves' as experts call for clampdown on promoting dangerous unlicensed supplement online

By Daily Mail Reporter

Published: 23:29 BST, 2 May 2021 | Updated: 23:31 BST, 2 May 2021

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Instagram has been urged by health leaders to clamp down on ¿influencers¿ promoting a dangerous unlicensed supplement designed to create a ¿Kim Kardashian figure¿. She is pictured above

Instagram has been urged by health leaders to clamp down on ‘influencers’ promoting a dangerous unlicensed supplement designed to create a ‘ figure’. She is pictured above

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Instagram has been urged by health leaders to clamp down on ‘influencers’ promoting a dangerous unlicensed supplement designed to create a ‘ figure’.

BBC documentary Dangerous Curves: Get Thicc, Get Sick? revealed recently that Apetamin is being marketed by social media influencers as a way to develop an extreme hourglass shape.

The drug contains cyproheptadine, an antihistamine that stimulates appetite and leads to weight gain. However, side effects include fatigue, jaundice and liver failure.

Now senior NHS officials have written to the head of Instagram, Adam Mosseri, urging the website to shut down accounts that recommend or try to sell the drug.

The letter is signed by NHS England’s national mental health director Claire Murdoch and national medical

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