The FDA has warned people to stop using Hydroxycut. Hydroxycut products are popular dietary supplements, which are also used as energy enhancers and fat burners. These products are being recalled from the market after being linked to serious liver damage. The FDA has also received reports of liver failure, jaundice, seizures and cardiovascular problems, as well as one death linked to Hydroxycut. According to the FDA, these injuries were reported by people who were taking the dosages recommended on the product labels. Symptoms of liver damage include stomach pain, light-colored stools, brown urine, fatigue, nausea and vomiting. Currently, it is unclear which ingredient of Hydroxycut is causing the reported problems. Though manufacturers are required to ensure that a supplement is safe before marketing it, FDA approval is not required before selling a supplement. However, once a supplement is on the market, the FDA can take action if it discovers that the product is unsafe through reports of serious adverse events.
Hydroxycut is made by Iovate Health Sciences Inc. of Oakville, Ontario and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA, Inc. of Blasdell, New York. In 2008, more than 9 million units of Hydroxycut products were sold by Iovate through grocery stores, health food stores and pharmacies.
If you have been injured by taking Hydroxycut, contact Sheller P.C. The Sheller firm has a long history of aggressively representing individuals and classes of individuals who have been injured by defective products. Contact us to discuss your Hydroxycut claim.