The Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) has cautioned the public against Ascot diet for weight loss.
According to the FDA, its attention 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, diarrhea, dizziness, or faintness due to the sudden boost in minerals and nutrients,” the FDA said in a public notice.
“The FDA wishes to advise the public to desist from patronising 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.
The FDA encourages the public to cooperate with the Authority and report the presence of any unregistered regulated products.