Dangerous Diet Pill Hydroxycut Causes Injury And Death

May 6, 2009
By Gabriel Mejia, Esq. on May 6, 2009 9:22 AM | | Comments (0)
Florida residents should immediately stop using the potentially defective dietary supplement, Hydroxycut, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) which recently warned of serious injuries associated with the product across the U.S.  The FDA has tracked 23 cases of people reporting health complications after taking Hydroxycut including jaundice, liver damage, seizures, cardiovascular disorders, and rhabdomyolysis.  One death linked to the dietary supplement has also been reported to the FDA.

Dietary supplements are not regulated by the FDA until after they have reached the market.  Unlike prescription drug manufacturers, dietary supplement makers are self-regulated and responsible for ensuring their products are safe and effective and contain the proper warnings prior to coming on the market.  Once on the market, the manufacturers are responsible for reporting known health hazards caused by their product, and the FDA takes action against products found to be harmful or adulterated.  Hydroxycut is the latest in a long line of dietary supplements tracked by the FDA found to either cause serious health issues or contain undeclared, active pharmaceutical ingredients.

If you have the associated symptoms or develop new symptoms after taking Hydroxycut, you should see your doctor as soon as possible.

If you have suffered an injury or health complications after taking Hydroxycut, you may be entitled to compensation.  Defective drug cases are often quite complex and require immediate and extensive investigation, so it is important to contact an attorney experienced in defective drug cases to ensure your rights are protected.

Gabriel Mejia is a personal injury attorney handling accident and injury cases in Florida for Law Offices Cytryn and Velazquez, P.A.

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