FDA Cautions Public Over Usage Of Injectable Glutathione As Skin Lightening Agency
The Leadership of the Food and Drugs Authority (FDA) says its attention has been drawn to the unsafe use of Injectable glutathione which is being promoted on social media for skin lightening and bleaching.
According to FDA, consumers are to take note that no Injectable glutathione or any other injectable skin lightening agent have been approved by the FDA for such use.
In a communique signed by its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), it said "So far there is no clinical evidence on the safety and effectiveness of these products and no published guidance guidelines for correct dosing and duration of treatment"
"Injectable glutathione poses significant safety risk to users as its side effects include toxic effects on the liver, kidneys and nervous system and a serious reaction known as Stevens Johnson Syndrome. Glutathione which also affects the production of the pigment that gives the human skin its colour (melanin), may pose a risk of skin cancer with long term use."
Below is a copy of statement:
Story by: Joshua Kwabena Smith