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Published: May 1st, 2009
Popular over-the-counter dietary supplements marketed as Hydroxycut have been linked to serious side effects like liver damage, liver failure and death. A Hydroxycut recall was issued on May 1, 2009, and potential lawsuits are being pursued for individuals who have experienced problems caused by the weight-loss products.
HYDROXYCUT LAWSUIT STATUS: Prior lawsuits against the manufacturers have been settled in the past, and Hydroxycut recall lawyers are continuing to evaluate potential new cases for liver injury.
MANUFACTURER: Iovate Health Sciences, Inc. Products sold under the Iovate and MuscleTech brand names.
OVERVIEW: Hydroxycut is a dietary supplement that is marketed for weight-loss, as a fat burner, as an energy enhancer, as a low carb diet aid and for water loss. Even when used at the recommended doses, reports of serious and potentially life-threatening side effects have been reported, including:
- Liver Damage
- Liver Failure
- Elevated Liver Enzymes
- Cardiovascular Disorders
The Hydroxycut problems could surface while the products are still being used or within several months after they are discontinued. Potential symptoms of Hydroxycut liver side effects could include:
- Jaundice (Yellowing of the Skin or Whites of the Eyes)
- Brown Urine
- Light Colored Stools
- Nausea and Vomiting
- Excessive Fatigue or Weakness
- Stomach or Abdominal Pain
- Loss of Appetite
HYDROXYCUT RECALL: On May 1, 2009, the FDA urged all consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut due to the reports of liver injury, liver transplant and at least one death. The manufacturer, Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., also agreed to issue a Hydroxycut recall and remove the following products 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
Potential Hydroxycut recall lawsuits are being pursued against Iovate Health Sciences, Inc. for manufacturing and selling an unreasonably dangerous product without adequate warnings. Reports of liver failure first surfaced seven years before Hydroxycut was recalled and inadequate warnings were provided to consumers about the potential risk of serious and life-threatening side effects.
If you, a friend or family member have experienced problems, have a potential Hydroxycut lawsuit reviewed by a lawyer by request a free claim evaluation.