Is My Testosterone Therapy Safe?

Posted on March 20, 2015 at 12:00pm by

Do you take testosterone therapy products? If you do, you may want to talk to your doctor about the serious complications that have been associated with those type of drugs. Photo of pills

Earlier this month, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said it would begin to require drug makers to warn patients that testosterone products may increase a person’s risk for heart attacks and strokes.

According to National Public Radio, men use the products for the treatment of low testosterone caused by genetic deficiencies, chemotherapy or damaged testicles. In a drug safety warning, the FDA said that there is not sufficient evidence that testosterone products can actually reverse the effects of aging in users. “The benefit and safety of these medications have not been established for the treatment of low testosterone levels due to aging,” the FDA statement said.

To read the agency’s statement, you can click here. The FDA said that it would now require labeling about the increased risk of heart attack and stroke with use of the products. Keep in mind, a study published a little over a year ago in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) indicated that there was a 30 percent increased risk of cardiovascular problems among men taking testosterone therapy products.

Popular testosterone treatments include AndroGel, Androderm, Testim, Fortesta and Axiron.

Contacting an Attorney About a Dangerous Drug

If a testosterone product has injured you, it may be a good idea to speak to an attorney.

Currently, there are lawsuits pending across the country over cardiovascular injury claims. Remember, defective drugs can cause incredibly serious medical conditions, many of which require extensive and ongoing medical treatment. This treatment can be costly. You should not have to suffer because you were prescribed a medication that turned out to be dangerous.

If a defective prescription drug has injured you, you may be able to obtain compensation for medical expenses, and pain and suffering. We would like to hear your testosterone therapy injury stories if you have been injured.

Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C. – Atlantic City Accident Attorneys

Targan Talk: The FDA first began to approve testosterone injections in the 1950s for hypogonadism treatment.

Source: http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2015/03/03/390481847/fda-mandates-tougher-warnings-on-testosterone



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