FDA Says Stop Taking Hydroxycut Right Now!

May 1, 2009

(ChattahBox)—The Ontario maker of Hydroxycut is recalling 14 of its weight-loss supplements, and the FDA is urging users of the product to stop taking it immediately. The FDA received 23 reports of serious health problems, from people taking the dietary supplements in the recommended dosage, including one death from liver failure.

Dr. Linda Katz, interim chief medical officer of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, issued the warning on Friday saying, “Adverse events are rare, but exist.” The FDA received alarming reports of serious liver problems that included, jaundice, elevated liver enzymes, an indicator of potential liver injury and liver damage requiring liver transplants.

Other health problems included, seizures, cardiovascular disorders and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious health problems, such as kidney failure.

The reported problems are life threatening and the FDA is treating this as a grave public health threat.

Users of Hydroxycut should be aware of symptoms of possible liver damage, including, jaundice, brown urine, nausea, vomiting, light-colored stools, excessive fatigue, weakness, stomach or abdominal pain, itching, and loss of appetite.

Two Hydroxycut products, Hydroxycut Cleanse and Hoodia were left out of the recall for now. Hydroxycut is manufactured by Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., of Oakville, Ontario and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences U.S.A., Inc. of Blasdell, NY.

Hydroxycut products are dietary supplements that are marketed as weight loss supplements, fat burners, energy-enhancers, low carb-diet aids and for water loss under the Iovate and MuscleTech brand names.

Hydroxycut is advertised as an “Advance Weight Loss Formula” which will make you “Lose Fat Fast” and “Increase Energy,” because it’s a “Clinically Proven” “100% Natural” “Dietary Supplement.”

There are nearly a dozen ingredients listed on the back of the bottles of Hydroxycut and the FDA scientists are not sure which one is the culprit, causing serious health issues.

Some of the listed ingredients are: hydroxagen, hydroxycitric acid, guarana extract, mahuang extract, salicin complex, L-carnitine and chromium picolinate.

The entire list of all 14 recalled Hydroxycut products is available on the FDA website

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  5. ezequiel nevarez on May 2nd, 2009 7:45 pm

    i am a very active person work fulltime, go to the gym for an hour every weekday, i play softball every thursday. i have never had any kind of health problems. i started taking hydroxycut to loose a few pounds. i was halfway of my second bottle, whe i was playing softball i didnt make it to first base. while i was running the mustles in both of my legs got crapt i had so much pain it felt like the inside of my legs were ripping apart. i just fell on the ground coudnt even walk to my car.

  6. Cynthia on May 15th, 2009 9:04 am

    If you have been or are currently using Hydroxycut supplements to diet or get in shape, you should know it’s been recalled and is apparently very dangerous. This site has a lot of good information on its problems: http://www.hydroxycut-liver-damage-lawyer.com/

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