Hydroxycut, a weight loss supplement, was pulled from the market in 2009 and 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. The Chicago class action drug litigation attorneys at Ankin Law Offices, LLC have significant experience representing clients in product liability lawsuits, including class action cases and unsafe pharmaceutical litigation. If you or someone you love has experienced health problems as a result of taking the weight loss supplement Hydroxycut, our skilled Illinois unsafe pharmaceutical attorneys can help you with any product liability lawsuit you may have.
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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
What Are the Reported Problems with Hydroxycut?
As of 2009, the FDA had received 23 reports of serious health problems, such as jaundice and elevated liver enzymes, which are indicators of potential liver injury or liver damage that could possibly require a liver transplant. There has been at least one death due to liver failure. There have also been reports of seizures, cardiovascular disorders and a type of muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure. Although reports of liver injury were rare, it had been reported by patients taking the drug at its recommended dosage.
What is the Status of Hydroxycut?
In 2009, the FDA issued a press release warning patients to immediately stop using Hydroxycut, and the manufacturer of Hydroxycut, Iovate Heath Sciences, agreed to pull the drug in all its forms from the market.
The skilled Illinois Hydroxycut lawsuit attorneys at Ankin Law Offices have experience representing clients throughout Illinois, including Chicago and the surrounding suburbs, in a variety of personal injury lawsuits, including product liability and class action lawsuits resulting 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 Offices to schedule a free consultation to discuss a possible Hydroxycut lawsuit.
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