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On May 1, 2009, the FDA warned consumers to IMMEDIATELY stop using Hydroxycut products by Iovate Health Sciences, Inc., because they are associated with serious liver injuries. Hydroxycut products are dietary supplements that are marketed for weight-loss, as fat burners, as energy-enhancers, as low-carb diet aids, and for water loss under the Iovate and MuscleTech brand names.

In response to these findings, Iovate Health Sciences, Inc. has recalled ALL Hydroxycut products, except for "Hydroxycut Cleanse" and "Hydroxycut Hoodia."

The FDA has received 23 reports of serious health problems ranging from jaundice and elevated liver enzymes, an indicator of potential liver injury, to liver damage requiring liver transplants. One death due to liver failure has been reported to FDA. Other health problems reported include seizures; cardiovascular disorders; and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious health problems such as kidney failure. Liver injury was reported by patients at the doses of Hydroxycut recommended on the bottle. 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.

If you, or someone you know, experienced any of the above-mentioned symptoms or injuries, or Death after taking Hydroxycut products contact us today for a free consultation at (800) 220-5291. You may also click here to fill out our "Do I have a case form". A representative from our office will contact you directly.

This informational piece was prepared by Silverman & Fodera. If you would like more information on this topic, call us at (800) 220-LAW1, or use the "Do I Have A Case?" link on this web site.