Hydroxycut Recall Alert: The FDA is warning consumers to stop using Hydroxycut health supplements due to an association with serious liver damage.
Several Hydroxycut products have been associated with serious liver damage, and Iovate has agreed to recall those products from the market. The FDA has received at least 23 reports of serious health issues, including jaundice and elevated liver enzymes to permanent liver damage requiring transplant surgery. These were associated with Hydroxycut doses as directed on the bottle, according to the FDA.
At least one possible Hydroxycut-related death from renal failure has been reported to the FDA in relation to this hydroxycut recall.
Several other serious health issues may be associated with the use of recalled Hydroxycut supplements, including seizures, heart palpitations, cardiovascular disease, and Rhabdomyolysis (muscle damage associated with kidney problems).
Symptoms of liver damage include: Juandice (yellowing of the skin or eyes), brown urine, nausea, vomiting, light-colored feces, weakness, fatigue, stomach pain, itching and loss of appetite.
The FDA is warning consumers to discontinue use of Hydroxycut products immediately. Side effects are rare, but serious. Consult with your doctor if you have been taking Hydroxycut supplements for an extended period of time. Ask to have your liver and kidneys tested.
Below is a list of Hydroxycut Products Being Recalled:
- Regular Rapid Release Caplets
- Caffeine Free Rapid Release Caplets
- Hardcore Liquid Caplets
- Max Liquid Caplets
- Regular Drink Packets
- Caffeine Free Drink Packets
- Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
- Max Drink Packets
- Liquid Shots
- Hardcore RTDs (Ready to Drink)
- Max Aqua Shed
- Hydroxycut 24
- Hydroxycut Carb Control
- Hydroxycut Natural
These recalled Hydroxycut products are made by Iovate Health Sciences Inc. of Oakville, Ontario and are distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, NY.
Several major law firms are now investigating the possibility of holding Iovate Health Sciences accountable in court with Hydroxycut lawsuits.