Produced by Iovate Health Sciences Inc., Hydroxycut is a weight loss supplement that, until its recall in May 2009, was the number one weight loss supplement in the U.S. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued the Hydroxycut recall due to 23 patient reports regarding the development of severe, life-threatening side effects while taking this supplement. To date, only one Hydroxycut death has been report to the FDA.
Despite the fact that this recall took 14 different Hydroxycut products off the market, Iovate Health Sciences Inc. has reformulated their Hydroxycut supplement line and is currently selling it under the name New Thermogenic Hydroxycut Advanced.
Hydroxycut Side Effects.
Although rare, the most severe Hydroxycut side effects affect the liver, causing:
- Liver damage
- Liver dysfunction
- Liver failure
Seizures and heart problems have also been reported after use of Hydroxycut supplements. The earlier severe, life-threatening Hydroxycut side effects are detected and treated, the better chances of survival and recovery. In most cases, patients will require a liver transplant in order to survive.
Hydroxycut Recalled Products
Hydroxycut supplements come in a variety of forms, including pills, powders and oral liquid solutions. The 14 different Hydroxycut products recalled include:
- 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 only two Hydroxycut supplements not recalled include Hydroxycut Cleanse and Hoodia. Anyone in possession of recalledHydroxycut products should immediately stop using them and can return them to their place of purchase for a full refund.
Compensation for Hydroxycut Injuries
If you or a loved one has been a victim of Hydroxycut’s dangers, contact Gacovino, Lake and Associates to speak with a defective drug attorney about your case. Our lawyers have experience in successfully handling cases involving dangerous drugs and are standing by to help you.