Hydroxycut, a popular weight loss supplement, has been recalled following reports of liver damage and other serious health problems. The FDA is urging consumers to stop using Hydroxycut products after receiving 23 reports of serious Hydroxycut side effects. These include:
The FDA has received one report of a death due to liver failure. In addition, Hydroxycut products have been linked to cardiovascular disorders, seizures and rhabdomyolysis, a form of muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure.
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The potential dangers of Hydroxycut were initially reported more than five years ago, but the manufacturers failed to warn consumers of these risks and did not take steps to correct potentially dangerous side effects. Though it is advertised as being composed of natural ingredients, not all natural substances are safe, and some of the ingredients may not have been adequately researched.
Some side effects Hydroxycut users may be suffering from include:
Those experiencing any of these symptoms should contact a doctor and Hydroxycut lawyer immediately. It is important to retain both unused Hydroxycut products and proof of purchase.
Hydroxycut accounts for approximately 90% of the national market for weight loss supplements. Sales of the supplement reach about 1 million bottles a year. The following products are involved in the Hydroxycut recall:
Though the FDA has not received reports of liver problems associated with all of these Hydroxycut products, Iovate Health Sciences Inc., has agreed to recall all of the above products. The FDA has yet to discover which ingredients, doses or health conditions are linked to these Hydroxycut side effects.
Hydroxycut products are dietary supplements used to lose weight. These products are used as energy-boosters, fat burners and low carb diet aids. Symptoms of liver injury caused by Hydroxycut may include jaundice, which is a yellowing of the eyes or skin, and abdominal pain. Other symptoms of liver problems can include vomiting, nausea, fatigue, brown urine, loss of appetite and light-colored stools.
Our Hydroxycut attorneys can fight to help you receive compensation for medical bills and pain and suffering that resulted from Hydroxycut side effects. If you have experienced liver or other health problems as a result of Hydroxycut use, contact our Hydroxycut lawyers today.