Statement from the Superintendent Pharmacist regarding supply of Desoface and Desobody

The active ingredient of Desoface and Desobody is Sodium Deoxycholate, this is molecularly similar to Deoxycholic acid which is a licensed injectable prescription-only medicine used for a similar purpose.

Deoxycholic Acid is a potent medication and comes with a number of potential side effects. With patient safety in mind, it was my opinion that the best course of action would be to make the product available but only with the maximum level of scrutiny i.e. at the same level as the chemically similar licensed product, until clarification could be sought on the legal classification of Sodium Deoxycholate (DesoFace/Body).

I have since received confirmation that the product is not viewed as a prescription-only medicine by the MHRA and have therefore removed the need to submit a prescription before purchasing DesoFace or DesoBody.

Our regular customers are aware that patient safety is paramount here at Fox Pharma and we have put additional safeguards in place to ensure this product is only sold to those who are suitably trained and insured to use it despite removing the need for a prescription.

Should you have any further questions regarding this product visit our frequently asked questions. You can also contact our customer service team, via email, social media or telephone, who will be happy to help!

Superintendent Pharmacist