Weight loss supplements are perennially popular. Losing weight is difficult, so it’s only natural that some people will turn to supplements to help them overcome a plateau or other issues. Unfortunately, sometimes weight loss supplements do more harm than good.
The FDA has recently recalled the weight loss supplement Lipodrene. The drug contains an illegal stimulant, 1,4-dimethylamylamine (DMAA), which has been linked to heart attacks.
May 2021 Lipodrene Recall
According to the FDA, “Lipodrene Lot # 001211197 was purchased by and distributed through wholesale and direct sales in the U.S. and Puerto Rico, and through online sales for both personal use and retail sales.” The producer, Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. has voluntarily recalled the lot. Consumers are advised to stop using the product immediately (if part of Lot # 001211197) and return it to the retailer for a full refund. Retailers have also been instructed to take the product off the shelves and return it to Hi-Tech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for replacement from a different lot.
What to Do If You’ve Suffered Health Problems While on Lipodrene
As stated in the recall announcement, “DMAA is dangerous because it can narrow blood vessels and arteries and cause a corresponding rise in blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems, such as: Shortness of breath, Arrhythmias, Elevated blood pressure, Tightening in the chest, and Heart attack.”
If you’ve experienced any of these symptoms while using Lipodrene from Lot # 001211197, or another supplement containing DMAA, seek medical advice immediately. While there have been no illnesses reported at the time of the recall (May 12, 2021), there’s no guarantee every consumer will remain unscathed.
After seeking medical help for your symptoms, consider reaching out to a personal injury attorney. In fact, if you’ve suffered the above symptoms, get advice from an attorney before returning the defective product. They may be able to help you recover compensation for your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering and more under a theory of products liability.
Pharmaceutical products liability can address a number of different problems. If you’ve been affected by Lipodrene, your attorney could claim that the product was either defectively manufactured, or it was properly manufactured yet had dangerous side effects. Depending on the theory of the case and the available proof, you could be eligible for economic and noneconomic compensation.
Most importantly, keep your medical doctor apprised of any medications or supplements you use, and always keep an eye out for pharmaceutical recalls.
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Pharmaceutical manufacturers have a responsibility to their customers. If you’ve been harmed by a defective weight loss supplement, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call me today at 877.944.4373 to talk about how we can help you recover compensation for your losses.