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Iovate Health Sciences Informative - Stop Using Hydroxycut, Product Recalled Due To Severe Liver Damage and Death

Review by Soaring Consumer on 2009-05-01
All customers who purchased Hydroxycut should stop using it immediately.

Hydroxycut has been recalled by its parent company, Iovate Health Sciences, after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has issued a consumer advisory warning that this product can cause severe liver damage and other major health problems, which has resulted in one death.

These products have been released under the following brand names:
Iovate
MuscleTech

The following products have been recalled:
Hydroxycut Regular Rapid Release Caplets
Hydroxycut Caffeine-Free Rapid Release Caplets
Hydroxycut Hardcore Liquid Capsules
Hydroxycut Max Liquid Capsules
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

More information about the recall can be found here:
http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/2009/NEW02006.html
Comments:2 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-05-01
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-01:
Good info, Soaring. I always find FDA recalls a bit two-faced. Hydroxycut can cause liver failure and death. So can acetaminophen (Tylenol), even if it is taken according to label instructions. So can niacin supplements. Interesting.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-05-01:
Oooh, my roommate takes this. I need to call her ASAP. Thanks soaring. VH

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