Testosterone replacement therapy may increase the risk for heart attack, stroke and death in men older than 65 and in younger men with existing or previous heart problems, according to recent studies. Based on the studies, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) said it plans to review the safety of these products. In the meantime, however, millions of men taking testosterone therapy may be at risk for heart problems.
Men who took testosterone therapy in the form of a gel, patch or injection/implant and who have suffered serious injuries may be eligible for a lawsuit.
Makers of testosterone therapy have been raking in billions of dollars with products such as:
Testosterone replacement therapy treat symptoms of low testosterone for men with conditions such as hypogonadism. Makers of the products quickly began to market the products to men over the age 40 that are experiencing mid-life blues associated with a natural decline in testosterone levels after the age 30.
Products for men in their 40s, 50s and 60s who are experiencing normal drops in testosterone levels from aging, even though the benefits of testosterone for aging are unknown. Today, millions of American men are taking testosterone who may not even need it.
When men don’t have enough testosterone in their system, they may experience symptoms such as:
Testosterone therapy is used to replace the testosterone and fight such symptoms. Drug manufacturing companies have aggressively marketed testosterone therapy to middle aged men as a way to build muscle mass and increase sex drive. Now, however, with evidence that testosterone replacement therapy may cause heart problems, millions of men may have been put at unnecessary risk.
If you were prescribed medication to treat low-T and you have suffered serious side effects such as heart attack or stroke, you should speak with an attorney about your right to compensation. Don’t delay! Call Clay! Our initial consultation is FREE! Our experienced staff members are here to help.