Hydroxycut recall as FDA says one person died from liver failure
The diet pill Hydroxycut has been recalled today as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says one person has died from liver failure after taking the weight loss supplement.
Health officials are saying that anyone taking the supplement should immediately as it could cause liver failure and in this one case, death. The FDA has received reports of 23 people suffering from liver problems, from jaundice to liver transplant.
Canada's lovate Health Sciences Inc, the maker of Hydroxycut has agreed to recall 14 of their products.
"The FDA urges consumers to discontinue use of Hydroxycut products in order to avoid any undue risk. Adverse events are rare, but exist," said Linda Katz, interim chief medical officer of the FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
Hydroxycut says that it will help with weight loss, water loss, and will burn fat while providing more energy.
The products Hydroxycut Cleanse and Hoodia products are not included in the recall however.
It is not yet known what ingredients could have caused this liver damage, and although it is rare, the patients who have reported problems, have taken the recommended dose on the bottle.
Some other health issues that have been reported include seizures, cardiovascular disorders and rhabdomyolysis (a kind of muscle damage).