Dangerous Diet Drugs and Supplements
Legal Help for Injury Victims in Waco & Killeen
Over-the-counter weight loss supplements have gained popularity over the years, transforming into a billion dollar industry as Americans search for help in their weight loss efforts. Despite the prevalence of weight loss products, sold over-the-counter, the ease of purchasing diet drugs does not coincide with some of the serious dangers and side effects accompanying.
The fact that a drug is sold without a prescription sometimes alludes to consumers that it may be completely safe, with few risks associated. Instead, weight loss products sold over-the-counter, which are classified as dietary supplements, are not regulated by the Food and Drug Administration.
Nutritional information, ingredients and blends are sometimes vague, leaving consumers in the dark about what they are truly consuming when it comes to weight loss products.
Dangers of Weight Loss Supplements
There have been a multitude of symptoms and side effects tied to weight loss drug use, provoking recalls, outcries by health and safety advocates and bans by the FDA. Some of the more common types of side effects that have been associated with dangerous weight loss drugs include:
- Liver damage
- Kidney complications
- Cardiovascular damage and disorders
What kinds of diet drugs are harmful?
Recalls and new information regarding the safety of Dangerous Diet Drugs and Supplements and quick fixes are constantly emerging in the news. In the last six years alone, the FDA has recalled more than 300 different diet supplements containing dangerous ingredients or resulting in serious complications. While there are several diet drugs and weight loss drugs that have been revealed as risky and dangerous, with harmful, albeit sometimes deadly, some of the more dangerous drugs that have made headlines recently include:
- Hydroxycut Hardcore
- Bitter Orange (synephine)
- Chromium picolinate
- HCG Hormone
Diet Supplements: Symptoms and Side Effects
While there are many serious symptoms associated with diet supplements and diet drugs on the market and those that have been recalled, some additional side effects that have been reported by consumers to the FDA, include; heart attacks from diet drugs, liver damage from diet supplements, kidney damage, irregular heart rhythm, seizures, pancreatitis, high blood pressure and even death.
If you or someone you love has been seriously injured or killed as a result of a Dangerous Diet Drugs and Supplements, call our bad drug attorneys in San Antonio, Austin, Killeen and statewide Texas at 254-633-2983, contact our defective drug lawyers online or visit one of the 11 office locations for our product liability law firm in Texas for a free consultation today.
Our experienced Dangerous Diet Drugs and Supplements attorneys have the resources and reach to help injured people with the support of private investigators, medical professionals, nurses and experts available on staff. We care and we can help. Call today for a free consultation in Killeen, Temple, Waco and Laredo.