Hydroxycut Dangers and FDA Recall

The dangers of the drug Hydroxycut, used by United States citizens to lose weight by quelling hunger cravings, are numerous and have caused one death. The Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning about the side effects of the drug and it has since been recalled by its manufacturer, Iovate Health Sciences Inc. The warning was issued on May 1, 2009 by the FDA because Hydroxycut has been found to cause serious liver damage to the point of victims of the drug needing liver transplants. Other serious side effects of the drug include rhabdomyolysis, which causes serious health problems such as kidney failure, and cardiovascular disease.

Nature of Risk of Hydroxycut

It has been determined that Hydroxycut was falsely advertised on television and in other media outlets, leading to numerous lawsuits against the drug’s manufacturer. In 2003, Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon filed a lawsuit against the drug’s manufacturer. The lawsuit claimed the following:

"The product is not "clinically proven" to be a "fat-burner," as MuscleTech claims. MuscleTech's own study showed that Hydroxycut has no efficacy as compared to placebo with the possible exception of an appetite-suppressing effect. Moreover, the serious adverse health risks of Hydroxycut with ephedra – including death – were not adequately described or disclosed in marketing and labeling of the product."

The risk of using Hydroxycut includes developing major medical problems such as kidney failure, liver damage to the point of needing a liver transplant, cardiovascular disease, excessive fatigue and other medical problems.

Side Effects of Hydroxycut

The side effects of Hydroxycut include the following:

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  • Excessive weight loss
  • Weakness
  • Insomnia
  • Rapid heart beat
  • High blood pressure
  • Heart attack
  • Seizure
  • Stroke
  • Nervousness

These are some of the most common side effects of using the drug known as Hydroxycut. There are other side effects that are not as common but can occur in some people using this weight loss supplement.

Known Damage Caused by Hydroxycut

The known damage caused by the drug Hydroxycut, a weight loss supplement recently recalled by its manufacturer, include liver damage, cardiovascular disease, stroke, heart attack and the need for a liver transplant. The damage caused by Hydroxycut to a person’s body can be so severe that kidney failure can occur, the failure of other organs can occur, and the person might even die if they are not treated properly and immediately upon showing signs of these problems.

FDA Recall Status

The status of the Food and Drug Administration recall on the drug Hydroxycut is active and the drug has been removed from the market in the United States. The following Hydroxycut items have been recalled:

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  • 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

Identifying the Symptoms of Hydroxycut Medical Problems

People that have used the drug Hydroxycut will develop the following symptoms medically and should seek treatment immediately:

Harmed by Hydroxycut? Get Help

Hydroxycut has gained tremendous popularity due to it's energy enhancing ability. However, the same drug that provides energy contributes to liver problems, anxiety, stomach problems and more. Some health problems may be permanent. Contact a Lawyer to find out if you are eligible to receive compensation.

  • Jaundice, which is the yellowing of the skin or the whites of the eyes
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Light colored stools
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Weakness
  • Stomach or abdominal pain
  • Itching
  • Loss of appetite

Legal Help

If you or a loved one has used Hydroxycut in the past, you should consult a products liability attorney immediately to begin building a case against the drug’s manufacturer. The attorney will be able to obtain your medical records, which can make or break the case.

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