Irish Authorities Warn Against Weight Loss Drugs Following Death Of Man In His 20s 6 years ago

Irish Authorities Warn Against Weight Loss Drugs Following Death Of Man In His 20s

The public have been warned against ordering drugs on the Internet, after a weight loss drug claimed the life of a young man.

It's believed that the tragic death occurred in May after the man, believed to be in his 20s, took a product containing Dinitrophenol (DNP).

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DNP is illegal across the globe as it can accelerate the body's metabolism to a dangerous level and 93 capsules of the drug were detained by the Health Products Regulatory Authority this year.

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According to RTÉ News, the case has been referred to Dublin City Coroner and the HPRA's chief executive Pat O'Mahony today warned people against ordering medication online.

The form of DNP taken by the man is not known but it is often sold as yellow powder, in capsule form or as a cream and is sometimes used for dieting and body building.