Hydroxycut Recalled Due to Reports of Liver Injuries

On May 1, 2009, the FDA urged consumers to stop taking Hydroxycut, as the popular weight loss supplement was reportedly linked to more than 20 reports of serious liver injuries. Hydroxycut users reported a variety of liver injuries, ranging from jaundice to liver damage requiring a liver transplant. The FDA also received one report of liver failure resulting in death. Cardiovascular disorders and rhabdomyolysis, a form of muscle damage, were also reported. Hydroxycut users were urged to look out for common symptoms of liver injuries including jaundice, nausea, abdominal pain and seizures.

Manufactured by Iovate Health Sciences, Hydroxycut is a popular weight loss supplement, selling more than 9 million units every year. Hydroxycut, which is advertised as a natural supplement, is commonly used by those looking to lose weight or sharpen the appearance of their muscles. The following products of the popular brand were involved in the Hydroxycut recall:

  • Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Capsules
  • Hydroxycut Max Liquid Capsules
  • Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
  • Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Liquid Shots
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink)
  • Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
  • Hydroxycut 24
  • Hydroxycut Carb Control
  • Hydroxycut Natural

The FDA urged consumers to discontinue use of these recalled Hydroxycut products. Although not all of these Hydroxycut products were linked to serious liver injuries, the manufacturer agreed to recall all 14 products.

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