Iovate Health Sciences Recalling Hydroxycut After Reports of Liver Damage and Death

Posted on 04 May 2009 by admin

Boston (HealthKnowItAll) – The manufacturer of Hydroxycut, a leading fat burning supplement is recalling 14 versions of the drug.

The move follows reports of liver damage and death in people using it to shedd pounds before summer comes.

The drug is marketed as a weight loss drug and is actually one of the few drugs on the market that actually do work for what it is marketed for.

It is marketed as containing all natural ingredients, but nevertheless people are falling very ill because they are using it.

The FDA have received more than 20 reports of people developing liver damage from the use of the drug, and 1 death has also been reported.

Iovate Health Sciences is the maker of Hydroxycut, and the FDA are urging people who have the drug in their possession to throw it away.

“The FDA urges consumers to discontinue use of Hydroxycut products in order to avoid any undue risk. Adverse events are rare, but exist,” said Dr. Linda Katz, interim chief medical officer in the FDA’s Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.

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