Hydroxycut was recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on May 1, 2009. The different varieties of Hydroxycut (powders, pills, liquids) have been related to severe liver damage, including liver failure. At least 23 people that have used the recommended doses of Hydroxycut have reported suffering severe liver damage and other injuries such as seizures, cardiovascular disorders and rhabdomyolysis, a severe form of muscle damage that can lead to kidney failure.
Hydroxycut products were sold across the United States at fitness retail stores, GNC stores, Rite-Aid, Vitamin World, Vitamin Shop, Bally Total Fitness, and other outlets. The products are not classified as drugs and have not been evaluated or approved by the FDA. The FDA urges consumers to discontinue use of Hydroxycut products in order to avoid any undue risk. Adverse events are rare, but exist. Consumers should consult a physician or other health care professional if they are experiencing symptoms possibly associated with these products,” said Linda Katz, M.D., interim chief medical officer of the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
PDKH is currently representing Hydroxycut victims. Contact attorney Mike Bradley at MikeB@PDKHLaw.com if you have any questions or would like to schedule a consultation.