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Kim Kardashian Pill Endorsement Stirs Controversy

When it comes to morning sickness, Kim Kardashian is a self-proclaimed expert.

The mom of 2-year-old North, who is currently pregnant with Baby No. 2, has talked about her battle with the common pregnancy symptom in interviews and on social media.

Now, Kardashian is promoting the prescription drug Diclegis to her nearly 40 million Instagram followers, and the reality TV star is getting a mixed response from fans.

Posted on Monday, the image features a close-up of the 34-year-old "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star holding a bottle of the pills, and the caption partially reads:

"OMG. Have you heard about this? As you guys know my #morningsickness has been pretty bad. I tried changing things about my lifestyle, like my diet, but nothing helped, so I talked to my doctor. He prescribed me #Diclegis, I felt a lot better and most importantly, it's been studied and there was no increased risk to the baby."

Kardashian goes on to say that she's partnering with Duchesnay USA, a pharmaceutical company that manufactures Diclegis. The post has so far received 452,000-plus likes and positive comments, including one from @kingchina_ that reads, "Thanks g cause I need something."

Some Instagram users, however, have been critical of her move.

"This is so sponsored," writes @miaugaia.

Diclegis is FDA approved as a pregnancy category-A drug, meaning that "adequate and well-controlled studies have failed to demonstrate a risk to the fetus in the first trimester of pregnancy," with "no evidence" to show that the drug is harmful in other trimesters, Yahoo reports.

With Kardashian telling Us Weekly that she could "hardly get out of bed" due to her "really bad morning sickness, day sickness (and) night sickness," we're hoping she's getting the relief she needs.

Photos via Instagram

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