On May 1, 2009, The Food and Drug Administration warned consumers to stop using Hydroxycut products. Three days later, Iovate Health Sciences Inc, a Canada based company, agreed to recall some of its Hydroxycut products. The Hydroxycut FDA recall was issued after the FDA 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 transplant.

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Hydroxycut Diet Pills Recalled

Hydroxycut products are dietary supplements being 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.  Hydroxycut products are also manufactured by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. in Blasdell, N.Y.

Hydroxycut Products Recalled

The list of Hydroxycut FDA recalled products currently includes: 

  • Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Max Liquid Caplets
  • Hydroxycut Regular Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore Drink Packets (Ignition Stix)
  • Hydroxycut Max Drink Packets
  • Hydroxycut Liquid Shots
  • Hydroxycut Hardcore RTDs (Ready-to-Drink)
  • Hydroxycut Max Aqua Shed
  • Hydroxycut 24
  • Hydroxycut Carb Control
  • Hydroxycut Natural

The Hydroxycut FDA recall includes Hydroxycut products that contain a variety of ingredients including herbal extracts. Although FDA has not received reports of serious side effects with all of the recalled products, Iovate agreed to voluntarily recall these 14 Hydroxycut products until the FDA investigates which doses and ingredients may be harmful.

Hydroxycut Recall Side Effects

Use of the Hydroxycut FDA recalled products can lead to liver damage. 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. In addition, the FDA has received reports of other Hydroxycut side effects including seizures, cardiovascular disorders, and rhabdomyolysis, a type of muscle damage that can lead to other serious problems such as kidney failure.

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Published November 17, 2011 by