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In 2009, the manufacturer recalled Hydroxycut after the FDA got reports of liver problems, seizures, and a muscle-damaging condition called rhabdomyolysis. Those products aren't on the market anymore, and Hydroxycut products no longer have the suspected ingredients.

Unlike drug manufacturers, the makers of supplements don’t have to show that their products are safe or effective before selling them. You should check with your doctor before you use any supplement.

From: Hydroxycut WebMD Medical Reference

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Hydroxycut website.

 

Said, O. , 2010. The Open Complementary Medicine Journal

 

FDA: "Questions and Answers: Hydroxycut;" "Warning on Hydroxycut Products;" and "Beware of Fraudulent Weight-Loss 'Dietary Supplements.'"

 

Antaki Center for Herbal Medicine.

 

Phytotherapie, November 2006.

 

John Doherty, director of regulatory affairs, Iovate Health Sciences International.

 

Vinson, J. , 2012. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy

 

Watanabe, T. , July 2006. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 9, 2018

SOURCES:

 

Hydroxycut website.

 

Said, O. , 2010. The Open Complementary Medicine Journal

 

FDA: "Questions and Answers: Hydroxycut;" "Warning on Hydroxycut Products;" and "Beware of Fraudulent Weight-Loss 'Dietary Supplements.'"

 

Antaki Center for Herbal Medicine.

 

Phytotherapie, November 2006.

 

John Doherty, director of regulatory affairs, Iovate Health Sciences International.

 

Vinson, J. , 2012. Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy

 

Watanabe, T. , July 2006. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension

Reviewed by Melinda Ratini on March 9, 2018

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