Hydroxycut and the FDA
FDA Hydroxycut Warnings
When a consumer food product or medication is found to cause injury to persons who have consumed it, the Food and Drug Administration will typically issue warnings or recalls to consumers who may have purchased it. Such actions are taken to protect the health and safety of consumers and to make sure that every person is aware of the possible dangers the drug or food may pose to their health.
Recently the FDA issued a warning to consumers about potentially harmful side effects that may be caused by taking the popular weight-loss supplement Hydroxycut. The product was very popular among individuals looking to burn fat and maintain high levels of energy. Hydroxycut could be purchased at heath stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, and many other retailers.
The manufacturer, Iovate Health Sciences, USA, agreed to institute a recall of all products containing the ingredients in Hydroxycut, including tablets, drink packets, shots, and other branded items. The recall serves to warn individuals who may have purchased the items that they may face serious risks if they choose to consume the product, and advises them to return the products to the manufacturer for a full recall.
The reason for the recall are the potentially deadly side effects that taking the supplement may cause. Persons have reported serious health consequences like liver damage, seizures, cardiovascular disorders, and serious muscle damage. Injury to the liver and other important bodily functions can have a devastating effect on the individual and future livelihood, effectively making the recall a necessity for the manufacturer and the FDA.
Symptoms that some people experienced included jaundice, discoloration of the urine, nausea, vomiting, excessive fatigue and others. Although not every person who took the weight-loss supplement suffered serious side effects, the severity of possible injuries makes it important to warn others of the possibility and prevent future injuries.
If you or someone you know has suffered injury caused by the weight loss supplement Hydroxycut, you may be eligible for compensation for pain, suffering, medical costs, and other expenses. It is important to consult a medical professional if you are experiencing any of the side effects listed above or if you are feeling in general ill health as a result of taking the supplement. In addition, you may wish to consult an experienced Hydroxycut recall attorney to discuss your legal options.
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