Testosterone Prescription Drugs

Testosterone Prescription Drugs Carry Risk of Death, Heart Attack & Stroke

Testosterone is FDA-approved as replacement therapy only for men who have low testosterone levels due to disorders of the testicles, pituitary gland, or brain that cause a condition called hypogonadism. These drugs are commonly prescribed to men with no or low testosterone to alleviate symptoms of fatigue, depression, decreased muscle mass and low libido.  Sheller, P.C. defective drug attorneys are representing men who have experienced heart attacks or strokes and families whose loved ones have died while taking or shortly after taking these prescription testosterone supplements, frequently referred to in advertising as “Low T” drugs. Call 800-883-2299 for a no cost, no obligation consultation.

  • Androgel
  • Androderm
  • Axiron
  • Delatestryl
  • Fortesta
  • Striant
  • Testim
  • Testopel
  • and other androgen drugs

 WHAT IS THE FDA WARNING?

FDA has concluded that there is a possible increased cardiovascular risk associated with testosterone use. These studies included aging men treated with testosterone. Some studies reported an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or death associated with testosterone treatment, while others did not. Health care professionals should make patients aware of this possible risk when deciding whether to start or continue a patient on testosterone therapy.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS INDICATING YOU MAY BE AT RIST? 

Patients using testosterone should seek medical attention immediately if symptoms of a heart attack or stroke are present, such as:

  • Chest pain
  • Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
  • Weakness in one part or one side of the body
  • Slurred speech
WATCH: NBC Washington News Report, January 29, 2014

 

LINKS & RESOURCES

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA cautions about using testosterone products for low testosterone due to aging; requires labeling change to inform of possible increased risk of heart attack and stroke with use 3/3/2015

FDA adding general warning to testosterone products about potential for venous blood clots 6/19/2014

New Concern About Testosterone and Heart Risks, The New York Times, January 29, 2014

Testosterone Supplements Tied to Heart Attacks, Strokes, Early Death, ABC/Reuters News, November 5, 2013

IF YOU OR SOMEONE YOU KNOW HAS SUFFERED HEART ATTACK, STROKE, OR DEATH AFTER TAKING TESTOSTERONE PRESCRIPTION DRUGS, CALL OUR ATTORNEYS WHO SPECIALIZE IN DEFECTIVE DRUGS AT 800-883-2299 OR FILL OUT A CONFIDENTIAL FORM BELOW FOR A NO-OBLIGATION CONSULTATION.