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Breaking News: Hydroxycut Recall

Submitted by jrlaw on May 1st, 2009

Straight from the news wires: the popular weight-loss drug Hydroxycut is undergoing a massive recall due to unsafe ingredients. The FDA is reporting more than 25 instances of serious health-related events and 1 death due to liver failure after normal use of the product. 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. 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. Perhaps you remember Hyrdoxycut from the mid-90s - back when ephedra was still legal in diet products. Hydroxycut took a major hit when ephedra was removed from all dietary products, and a quick reformulation of Hydroxycut may have skipped several safety steps. The FDA does not monitor these types of "all natural" supplements, but can enforce a recall in the event of serious health risks. Have you suffered adverse health effects while taking Hydroxycut? Contact us today to discuss your possible legal recourse. As more information comes to light through the recall and FDA investigation, you may be entitled to monetary damages for your harms or injuries stemming from use of Hydroxycut.