The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced January 31, 2014, that it is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking testosterone products. This investigation comes after findings from multiple studies suggest an increased risk of cardiovascular events for men on testosterone replacement therapy.
Testosterone replacement therapy generates more than a billion dollars in revenue annually for drug makers. These products are available by prescription as a patch, cream, spray, deodorant, or gel. Popular names of these drugs include: AndroGel, Axiron, Fortesta, Testim, Testogel, and others.
Men who experience low testosterone can display symptoms such as: tiredness or lack of energy, depression, fertility problems, loss of libido, and muscle weakness. Men diagnosed with low testosterone who take this hormone replacement therapy may experience serious side effects such as blood clots, stroke, heart attack, or death. More information about testosterone replacement therapy can be found here.
If you or someone you care about has taken prescription testosterone products and has suffered a serious injury such as blood clot, stroke, heart attack, or death – contact us. Our product liability attorneys can advise you of your legal rights and have experience litigating serious injury claims against large pharmaceutical manufacturers.