WARNING: The FDA has recalled Hydroxycut!
Hydroxycut, one of the most used dietary supplements, has been recalled by the Food and Drug Administration following 23 reports of serious liver damage and at least one reported death. As of May 1, 2009, dieters and body builders using any of Hydroxycut’s 14 products are advised to stop use immediately. Users of the natural supplement have experienced symptoms ranging from jaundice, or yellowing of the skin, to liver failure. Other health problems reported include cardiovascular disorders, seizures, and rhabdomyolysis, which is a type of muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure and other serious health problems.
At least 9 million packages of Hydroxycut were sold last year in grocery stores and pharmacies. The diet pill is advertised to be made from natural ingredients and all its products are marketed for weight-loss, as energy-enhancers, as fat burners, as low carb diet aids, and for water loss under Iovate and MuscleTech brand names.
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Health officials have had difficulty determining which Hydroxycut ingredients are potentially toxic due to the fact that the formula has changed multiple times. However, one ingredient derived from a tropical fruit, hydroxycitric acid, could potentially damage the liver.
The FDA relies on voluntary reports to detect problems in dietary supplements because they aren’t as tightly regulated by the government as medications. In fact, dietary supplement manufacturers don’t need to prove to the FDA that their products are effective and safe before they can be sold on the market to consumers. Regulators do monitor aftermarket reports for signs of trouble but many cases are never reported until it’s too late. Even though companies have been put under stricter requirements to alert the FDA when they learn of problems, as we see with Hydroxycut, dietary supplements can still pose danger to consumers.
The public has the right to expect that a manufacturer will produce a safe product consisting of materials that won’t cause serious bodily injury, harm, or death. A product manufacturer holds responsibility for the products created for consumers and can be held liable for damages, injury, or wrongful death caused by the dangerous products.
If you or a loved one have experienced any side effects or injury from using any of Hydroxycut’s dietary supplement products, it may be in your best interest to contact a skilled Seattle Hydroxycut attorney immediately. At Bernard Law Group, we a broad range of knowledge and experience representing victims of wrongdoing who have suffered monetary loss, serious injury, personal loss and future damages due to defective and recalled drugs and supplements.
Call us today at 800-418-8282 for a free consultation so that our skilled Hydroxycut side effects lawyers in Washington can assess your claim and begin investigating the facts of your case.