FDA says “Stop Using Hydroxycut Products due to links with serious illness

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a media release stating that consumers should stop using Hydroxycut Products, dietary supplements, linked to at least one death and associated with severe liver damage in some people because they may be dangerous products. The Hyroxycut products are some of the best-selling weight-loss products with more than nine million units in sales in 2008.

The FDA says they have received 23 reports of “serious health problems [associated with the product]” including jaundice and elevated liver enzymes. These two symptoms are linked with potential liver damage which might require a transplant. Other symptoms associated with the use of this supplement include cardiovascular disorders and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage which can result in other serious health problems including kidney failure.

Hydroxycut products are made by lovate Health Sciences Inc., of Oakville, Ontario and are distributed by lovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, N.Y. The dietary supplements are marketed for weight loss, as fat burners, as low carbohydrate diet aids and for water loss using “Muscle Tech” and lovate brand names. The FDA warns consumers not to use any of the following items and to return them for a refund:

  • 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

lovate has agreed to recall these products. Hydroxycut Cleanse and Hoodia products are not being recalled because they have different ingredients.

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