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Posted November 30, 2013

"Diuretic" Weight Loss Supplement Recalled

On November 29, 2013, IQ Formulations issued a recall of all lots of diuretic weight loss supplement HYDRAVAX because one lot of the supplement was found to contain an undeclared prescription diuretic drug.

Diuretic drugs can cause an electrolyte imbalance, which can lead to symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, fever, weakness and hypotension. Overdose of a diuretic has been associated with hypokalemia, hypochloremia, hyponatremia, dehydration, lethargy and gastrointestinal irritation.

HYDRAVAX contains dandelion root, uva ursi, methylxanthines, magnesium, green tea extract, asparagus concentrate, white willow bark, cranberry powder, couch grass, corn silk, juniper, hydrangea [sic], and buchu. It is promoted as a "High Potency Diuretic Weight Loss Solution" and is packaged in a bottle containing 45 capsules. It was distributed nationwide in retail stores and by mail order.

Consumers who have purchased this supplement should discontinue use immediately and contact their healthcare provider if they have experienced any adverse side effects. Consumers and healthcare providers are also encouraged to report any adverse reactions to the FDA's MedWatch Adverse Event Reporting Program.

See ConsumerLab.com's Reviews of Magnesium Supplements, Green Tea Supplements and Weight Loss Supplements for tests of related products.

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