Is Hydroxycut Safe?
If you are considering Hydroxycut for weight loss, it is important to understand potential risks before taking the product. For example, Hydroxycut warnings and precautions include talking to your healthcare provider (before taking Hydroxycut) if you have certain medical conditions, such as glaucoma, any heart problems, or anxiety. Hydroxycut can potentially make these conditions worse.
An Overview of Hydroxycut SafetyHydroxycut® is a group of popular weight-loss supplements. You should talk with your healthcare provider prior to taking Hydroxycut if you have:
- Any heart problems
- High blood pressure (hypertension)
- Any other health problems or concerns
- Any allergies, including allergies to foods, dyes, or preservatives.
Also, let your healthcare provider know if you are:
- Pregnant or thinking of becoming pregnant
You should also be sure to tell your healthcare provider about any other medicines you are taking, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.
Specific Hydroxycut Warnings and PrecautionsSome warnings and precautions to be aware of concerning the safety of Hydroxycut include the following:
- Most Hydroxycut products contain caffeine, which is a stimulant. Stimulants can make anxiety disorders worse. If you notice increased anxiety while taking Hydroxycut, it is probably a good idea to avoid Hydroxycut products.
- If you have glaucoma, do not take Hydroxycut without first talking to your healthcare provider. The caffeine in Hydroxycut can make glaucoma worse.
- The caffeine in Hydroxycut can worsen some heart conditions. If you have any heart problems, do not take Hydroxycut without first talking to your healthcare provider.
- If you have high blood pressure, Hydroxycut may increase your blood pressure even more (due to its caffeine content).
- If you have any other health problems or concerns, please check with your healthcare provider before taking Hydroxycut.
- Hydroxycut can interact with a number of medications (see Hydroxycut Drug Interactions for more information).
- It is not known if Hydroxycut is safe for women who are pregnant or breastfeeding (see Hydroxycut and Pregnancy and Hydroxycut and Breastfeeding).
- If you decide to use supplements, what you see on the label may not reflect what is in the bottle. For example, some herbal supplements have been found to be contaminated with heavy metals or prescription drugs, and some have been found to have much more or much less of the featured ingredient than their label states.
Therefore, make sure the manufacturer of your Hydroxycut is a trusted and reputable manufacturer. It is a good sign if a manufacturer abides by the rules of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). It is also a good sign if a product has the United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) seal, which means that the product has been independently tested and shown to contain the correct ingredients in the amounts listed on the label. Your pharmacist is a good resource for information about which manufacturers are the most reputable.