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May 2, 2009; FDA Warns Consumers To Stop Using Hydroxycut

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The FDA has warned consumers to immediately stop using Hydroxycut products, after receiving 23 reports of serious health related problems related to the dietary supplements. 

The reported problems included serious liver-related adverse reactions including jaundice, elevated liver enzymes, and severe liver damage resulting in liver transplant and one reported death. Other reports included seizure; cardiovascular disorders; and rhabdomyalysis, a serious muscle condition that can lead to kidney failure. 

According to the FDA, although liver injury is rare, it did occur at the Hydroxycut dose recommended on the bottle. The FDA also advises that symptoms of liver injury include jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes) and brown urine. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting, light-colored stools, excessive fatigue, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, itching, and loss of appetite.
Hydroxycut is manufactured by lovate Health Sciences, Oakville, Ontario, and distributed by lovate Health Sciences, Blasdell, NY. The company has agreed to recall the following Hydroxycut products:

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
Hydroxycut Natural

The FDA will continue to investigate, and is encouraging consumers and professionals to report side effects or product quality problems related to the use of the Hydroxycut products to FDA’s MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting program at or by phone 800-FDA-1088.

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