Hydroxycut Class Action Lawsuit Recall Lawyer Information
Hydroxycut Diet Supplements
Hydroxycut has been a popular weight loss diet supplement used by thousands of people trying to lose weight. Hydroxycut, manufactured by Iovate Health Sciences Inc. of Oakville, Ontario, and distributed by Iovate Health Sciences USA Inc. of Blasdell, New York, was aggressively marketed on television, radio, and the Internet. As with most diet drugs, the marketing strategy promised miraculous results with very little effort on the part of those taking the weight loss pill. According to the FDA, 9 million units of various Hydroxycut products have been sold in the past year.
However, like the diet drug Fen-phen, Hydroxycut has been linked to serious health problems. Fen-phen caused heart valve damage as well as a frequently fatal condition known as Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH) or Primary Pulmonary Hypertension (PPH). There was a class action settlement that was approved by the federal court in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania that governs the current rights on injured consumers.
Currently, Hydroxycut has been linked to 23 cases of liver toxicity and at least one death. The severity of the injury caused by the diet drug Hydroxycut coupled with the number of people who may have taken the fat burner in order to lose weight, suggests this may become a class action lawsuit scenario.
As a law firm that’s handled major harmful drug cases for the past twenty years, we’ve handled cases involving drugs and dietary supplements that cause liver toxicity as does Hydroxycut. The popular Pacific root kava has been used as a ceremonial tea among Pacific Islanders for years. However, the product kava kava sold as a relaxant in the US, has caused severe liver toxicity and death in at least one case which we represent.
Hydroxycut is sold in grocery stores, pharmacies, and health fitness stores. After the FDA warning Iovate Health Sciences has voluntarily recalled the following products:
The FDA issued its warning after the 23 affected cases were determined to have taken Hydroxycut according to the label’s prescriptions. Symptoms of liver problems including liver toxicity include brownish urine, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, stomach pain, and off color stools.
Hydroxycut has had a controversial history including a period in which the diet pill contained the banned herb Ephedra. Once Ephedra was removed from Hydroxycut, the main weight loss ingredients in the pill include: garcinia cambogia, gymnema sylvestre, chromium polynicotinate, caffeine, green tea.