Hydroxycut, a weight loss supplement, was removed from the U.S. market in 2009. Moreover, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has warned consumers to stop using Hydroxycut because of the risk of serious side effects, including liver damage.
What is Hydroxycut?
Hydroxycut is a line of dietary supplement products marketed for weight loss by claiming to burn fat, enhance energy and reduce water retention. The line of product includes:
- 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
Concerns about Hydroxycut
As of 2009, the FDA had received 23 reports of serious health problems, including jaundice and elevated liver enzymes. These symptoms often indicate potential liver injury or liver damage that could be so severe that it requires a liver transplant or can even result in death. In fact, there has been at least one death due to liver failure, in addition to reports of seizures, cardiovascular disorders, and a type of muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure.
Hydroxycut is no longer available for purchase in the United States and several lawsuits are pending as a result of injuries caused by Hydroxycut. The Chicago unsafe pharmaceutical attorneys at Ankin Law Office, LLC focus on representing the victims of personal injury lawsuits, including product liability and class action lawsuits that result from unsafe pharmaceuticals.
If you or a loved one has suffered health problems as a result of taking Hydroxycut, contact the experienced Chicago unsafe pharmaceuticals attorneys at Ankin Law Office to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible Hydroxycut lawsuit.