Hydroxycut Side Effects
Hydroxycut-branded products have been linked to several side effects, ranging from mild to serious. In fact, Hydroxycut side effects have been in the news lately because of 23 reports of liver damage and one reported death linked to the dietary supplements.
Such reports have encouraged the makers of Hydroxycut, Iovate Health Sciences, to recall its weight loss products from the U.S. market. The recall was issued in the beginning of May, 2009.
What is Hydroxycut?
Hydroxycut is the brand name of some of America's top selling dietary products. Before the Hydroxycut recall, it was considered one of the most effective weight loss product lines in America.
Manufacturers such as Iovate have developed diet pills and other weight loss supplements such as Hydroxycut in response to America's desire to be thin. However, American consumers, according to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), should be aware of the potential health risks and side effects associated with such diet pills.
Medical Side Effects of Hydroxycut
While the medical side effects of Hydroxycut range from mild to serious, the recall of Hydroxycut was in response, specifically, to reports of liver damage among users. Of the potential medical side effects of Hydroxycut, liver failure is one of the most dangerous and life-threatening, however, other side effects include:
- Arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat)
- Heart complications
- Jaundice (yellowing of the skin or whites of the eyes)
- Kidney problems
- Unexplained headaches and dizziness
- Excessive fatigue
- Loss of appetite
- Restlessness, anxiety
- Nausea, vomiting
Symptoms of Liver Damage Caused by Hydroxycut
The FDA has advised all American consumers to discontinue use of the weight loss products immediately because of the potential risk of liver failure and other serious conditions. Health officials are encouraging anyone who has taken Hydroxycut to seek immediate medical attention if they have experienced any of the following symptoms (which may indicate Hydroxycut-caused liver damage):
- Excessive vomiting and nausea
- Brown, discolored urine
- Unexplained itching
- Excessive fatigue and weakness
While liver damage is not the only serious Hydroxycut side effect, it has been confirmed that at least one Hydroxycut user died after experiencing liver failure. This Hydroxycut-related death, in addition to other reports of injuries sparked the Hydroxycut recall.
Hydroxycut Side Effects for Women
In an effort to achieve an ideal body weight, many women have turned to Hydroxycut products which are marketed as:
- Weight loss supplements
- Water loss aids
- Energy boosters
However, women who have taken Hydroxycut products may be at risk of dangerous Hydroxycut health risks. Any women who have taken Hydroxycut and have experienced any unexplained symptoms should seek medical attention immediately.
What to do if You've Experienced Hydroxycut Side Effects
If you or someone you know has experienced any side effects after taking Hydroxycut, it is important to seek both medical and legal help. By disclosing your injuries with your doctor, you may be able to prevent the development of potentially life-threatening conditions.
After seeking medical attention and ensuring that your health is stable, the next step is to contact an experienced Hydroxycut lawyer who will determine your eligibility to file a claim and help you recover a monetary settlement or court award for your injuries.
For more information about Hydroxycut side effects, or if you have been injured and are looking for helpful resources, contact a Hydroxycut attorney today. We have helped thousands of individuals affected by dangerous, defective products and drugs and are standing by to help you.
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