Hydroxycut Side Effects

Have you or a family member taken the popular weight loss and energy supplement Hydroxycut?  Did severe side effects occur during or after Hydroxycut use?  If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
Hydroxycut is the brand name of a series of nutritional supplements marketed as an aid to weight loss.  In 2009, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a warning after Hydroxycut were linked to liver damage, rhabdomyolysis, and at least one death.  The drug was briefly pulled from the market.  Shortly after, Hydroxycut was reformulated and returned to market.
At the time of its recall, Hydroxycut was the most popular brand of weight-loss supplement available, selling approximately one million units each year.

No one should suffer life-threatening side effects, the need for a liver transplant, insurmountable medical bills, even wrongful death, as a result of a diet drug.  If you have experienced Hydroxycut side effects, your may be entitled to compensation.  Contact our Hydroxycut lawyers to discuss your claim with an experienced Hydroxycut attorney.

What are the serious side effects associated with Hydroxycut?

On May 1, 2009, the FDA issue a warning to consumers to stop using Hydroxycut products, due to 23 reports of serious health problems associated with the use of Hydroxycut, and at least one death.
In one study, reported in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, researchers analyzed 17 cases of liver damage among Hydroxycut users that had not yet appeared in the medical literature.  Nine of the cases had been reported to the FDA, while eight were seen by the authors of the study.  Looking at factors like patients’ risk factors for liver disease and the timing of their Hydroxycut use, the researchers found that for eight of the liver damage cases, there was a greater than 95 percent likelihood that the weight loss aid was to blame.

Liver Damage

The FDA has received 23 reports of adverse liver effects in users of Hydroxycut products, ranging from asymptomatic blood liver enzyme changes, jaundice, liver damage, liver transplant, and death.


Rhabdomyolysis is a skeletal muscle disorder leading to kidney damage. Rhabdomyolysis is often caused by excessive muscle exercise, electric shock, heat stroke, hypothyroidism, and some drugs.

Hydroxycut Lawsuits

As a consumer and a patient, you have the right to trust your medication is safe.  This though is not always the case.  When a pharmaceutical company acts negligently, its actions can result in serious side effects.  Victims however, may recoup damages with a successful product liability claim against the drug’s maker.

Well versed in the product liability laws that protect consumers, our Hydroxycut lawyers have handled countless lawsuits involving harmful pharmaceuticals.  If you’ve experienced Hydroxycut side effects, contact us today and discuss your potential Hydroxycut lawsuit with an experienced attorney.
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