DID YOU SUFFER ADVERSE EFFECTS FROM TESTOSTERONE THERAPY?

If you or a loved one have suffered a heart attack or stroke after taking a testosterone therapy drug, you may be eligible for a testosterone therapy lawsuit and entitled to substantial compensation.

Men who are using testosterone medication are subject to serious health risks and heart issues. Medical research has revealed a direct connection between testosterone therapies and heart issues. In fact, studies have shown that testosterone therapy drugs doubled the risk of heart attack among men over age 65 and nearly tripled the risk in younger men with a history of heart disease. Other studies have shown that men who receive testosterone treatments have a 30% higher chance of suffering a heart attack, stroke, or untimely death compared to those who do not take testosterone medication. Researchers are recommending that physicians use much more caution when they prescribe testosterone medication.

As men age, they see a decline in their natural testosterone levels. Men are prescribed a form of testosterone therapy when they are experiencing low testosterone production. Men with lower testosterone levels may experience decreased sex drive, poor bone density, and shrinking muscle mass. Testosterone medications are prescribed to help treat these issues.

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Testosterone therapy is often administered by using a gel, patch, or injection.

Below are some common testosterone products:

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Androgel

Androderm

Axiron

Bio-T-Gel

Delatestryl

Fortesta

Striant

Testim

Testopel

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

Though the side effects of Testosterone Therapy listed above can be severe, it is vital that you talk with your doctor before you stop taking any medications.

FDA Warning About Testosterone Drugs

Testosterone products are FDA-approved only for use in men who lack or have low testosterone levels in conjunction with an associated medical condition and confirmed by laboratory tests. Examples of these conditions include failure of the testicles to produce testosterone because of genetic problems or chemotherapy. Other examples include problems with brain structures, called the hypothalamus and pituitary glands, which control the production of testosterone by the testicles.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) now requires that the manufacturers of all approved prescription testosterone products change their labeling to clarify the approved uses of these medications, and add information to the labeling about a possible increased risk of heart attacks and strokes in patients taking testosterone. Health care professionals should prescribe testosterone therapy only for men with low testosterone levels caused by certain medical conditions.

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As Your Testosterone Therapy Lawyers?

Our attorneys are nationally recognized and are experienced in all aspects of serious personal injury litigation, including, defective drug litigation. Our law firm has been in business for over 60 years. We know first-hand how devastating it can be to have been seriously injured or to have had the misfortune of losing a loved one.

We are committed to helping victims receive settlements fast. Our law firm has secured well over $100 million for our clients in verdicts and settlements. The attorneys at Brindisi, Murad & Brindisi Pearlman are focused on personal injury law and fighting for the rights of injured people. If you have suffered the effects of Testosterone therapy, we will fight to help you get the compensation that you deserve.

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