Low testosterone, sometimes referred to as “Low T”, is a medical condition that can affect men’s sex drive, mood, energy levels, muscle mass, and bone strength. A variety of patches, injections, gels — including the prescription drug AndroGel® — and pills are marketed to men as ways to increase testosterone levels. But testosterone therapy has been linked to an increased risk of cardiovascular injuries in some male patients. These injuries can include:
Deep venous thrombosis (DVT)
If you or someone you love suffered a clotting injury or developed a cardiovascular illness after using a testosterone replacement therapy product, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages. Contact our drug injury lawyers today, and let us protect your legal rights.
Testosterone Therapy Heart Risks
Low T drugs come in several different forms and are marketed under many different brand names, including:
A study published in The Journal of the American Medical Associationreports a 30 percent increase in the risk of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, DVT, and even death in men who take these drugs. Another study of more than 55,000 male patients reveals that men over age 65 are twice as likely to have a heart attack after taking ”Low T” drugs for as little as three months. The risk of heart attack also doubles for men under age 65 if they have a history of heart disease.
The same study also concludes that, compared to “Low T” drugs, erectile dysfunction drugs — also marketed as methods to increase male sexual performance — are much less likely to increase the risk of heart attack in men under age 65 who have a history of heart disease.
These risks have led to a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) investigation into the link between “Low T” treatments and cardiovascular problems.
Testosterone Lawsuits: You May Be Entitled to Compensation
Never stop taking any prescribed medication without first asking your doctor. But if you or your husband, son, father, or other loved one suffered a heart attack, stroke, or other clotting injury after taking testosterone-boosting products, the drug’s manufacturer may be to blame. Our drug injury lawyers can help you get the money you need for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Don’t wait. Give us a call today and get a free, confidential consultation.
AndroGel®is a registered trademark of AbbVie Inc. Androderm® is a registered trademark of Watson Laboratories. Axiron® is a registered trademark of Eli Lilly and Company. Delatestryl® and Fortesta® are registered trademarks of Endo Pharmaceuticals. Testim® and Striant® are registered trademarks of Auxilium Pharmaceuticals. Trademarked names are used only for identification purposes.
This law firm is not affiliated with, sponsored by, or associated with AbbVie Inc., Watson Laboratories, Eli Lilly and Company, Endo Pharmaceuticals, Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Forbes, The Journal of the American Medical Association, or the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.
Do not stop taking a prescription medication without first consulting with your doctor. Discontinuing a prescribed medication without your doctor’s advice can result in injury or death.
Cases may be referred to another attorney or law firm.
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