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The recent Hydroxycut recall by manufacturer Iovate Health Sciences and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have affected millions of users across the country.
The supplement, which is used to boost energy and help with weight loss, has been associated with over 20 cases of severe health problems, one of which resulted in death. The most serious medical condition associated with Hydroxycut is liver failure.
The liver is necessary for survival, and some of its main functions are detoxification and production of chemicals needed for digestion. When the liver shuts down, one of the most common symptoms is jaundice, which causes the skin and whites of the eyes to turn yellow. At this level of liver failure, the urine also turns brown.Do You Have A Hydroxycut Case? »
As the liver just starts to become damaged, patients may experience other symptoms, including vomiting and nausea, fatigue, weakness, stomach pain, loss of appetite, unusual stools, and itching. Some patients experience these symptoms right away, while others don't experience the symptoms until after they've experienced prolonged use of Hydroxycut. In addition, some people who take Hydroxycut and later stop taking the supplement could develop liver failure after they aren't taking the product any longer.
Iovate, the company that makes and promotes Hydroxycut, has said that the risk involved with this supplement is very low and the supplement is safe for the vast majority of the millions of people who have been taking it. However, one person has already died due to Hydroxycut causing liver failure and a number of other people may need liver transplants.
If you are currently using Hydroxycut or have used it in the past, your best course of action is to talk to your doctor to ensure that you don't have any major liver problems. Patients who've been hurt after using Hydroxycut should also talk to a Hydroxycut lawyer to learn about your rights.Contact Our Hydroxycut Recall Lawyers Today »