Serious Hydroxycut side effects have been responsible for injuring many patients, causing wrongful deaths, and ultimately forming the basis for defective drug lawsuits against Iovate Health Sciences, the distributor of Hydroxycut in the U.S. Despite being marketed as an effective herbal weight-loss supplement, Hydroxycut has been reported to cause a range of serious health complications, some of which include:
- irregular heartbeat and other heart complications
- liver damage or liver failure (the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has received 23 reports of Hydroxycut-induced liver damage)
- renal (kidney) damage
Hydroxycut Side Effects Trigger Recall
Mounting patient reports and clinical research that pointed out Hydroxycut liver damage, liver failure and other severe side effects spurred the FDA to issue a nationwide Hydroxycut warning in May 2009. Shortly after, Iovate Health Sciences issued a massive recall of 14 Hydroxycut products, including:
- 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
Hydroxycut Cleanse and Hoodia products were not affected by this recall, and many of the above-listed products were later reintroduced to U.S. markets following reformulations.
Those Injured By Hydroxycut Side Effects
Those who have a history of taking recalled Hydroxycut products and are diagnosed with a Hydroxycut side effect will require emergency medical care to prevent potentially fatal complications. They may also have a strong defective drug claim against Iovate Health Sciences. Once injured parties have stabilized their health, they are encouraged to attend a complimentary initial consultation with a seasoned products liability attorney to learn more about their legal rights and receive expert advice on how to proceed with their case.
By choosing to stand up for their legal rights and follow through with a defective drug lawsuit, injured parties can win compensation for the medical bills, lost wages, permanent disabilities, pain, and suffering they have endured or accrued as a result of Hydroxycut side effects.
If you or a loved one used Hydroxycut and suffers from liver or kidney disease, seizure, jaundice, or heart complications you should contact us immediately for a free and confidential case review. You may be entitled to compensation and we can help.