Injuries, Death Lead to Hydroxycut Recall
Weight Loss Product Recalled
Hydroxycut, a weight loss supplement, has been recalled by the FDA as a result of at least 23 reports of serious liver injuries and one death.
Liver Injury, Heart Problems and Muscle Damage
Hydroxycut is a diet supplement marketed to help people lose weight and burn fat.
In addition to the risk of liver injury, reported health risks have also included heart problems, seizures and a serious type of muscle damage called rhabdomyolysis.
Cause of Problems Unknown
It isn’t clear which Hydroxycut ingredients are causing the problems or whether the product increases the risk of illness for certain consumers. However, the FDA reports that people who have not had any pre-existing medical conditions have ended up needing a liver transplant after using Hydroxycut.
If you or a family member have been using Hydroxycut, symptoms to watch for include jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes), brown urine, light-colored stools, fatigue, stomach cramps or pain, weakness, nausea, and vomiting.
This Hydroxycut recall applies to the following products, which are being removed from the market:
• Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
• Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets • Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Caplets • Hydroxycut Max Liquid Caplets • 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 ingredients include herbal extracts, chemicals and metals which could cause liver damage, even when the product is used as indicated on the warning label.
What Should You Do?
If you have any symptoms of liver injury you should see your doctor immediately. Keep any unused portions of the product for evidence in case you decide to pursue a claim for compensation.
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