New research has found that testosterone treatments for men could cause an increased risk of stroke, heart attack or even death.
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Have you or a loved one took Testim, AndroGel, Axirom, Androderm, or other prescription testosterone medications and suffered a serious injury like a heart attack or stroke?
Although these drugs were marketed in a variety of ways including direct to consumer advertising and television commercials, they failed to reveal a major risk of suffering a heart attack after taking a testosterone drug. Many patients taking testosterone drugs are experiencing serious cardiovascular injuries, including, heart attacks and strokes.
Concerns about the reckless marketing of testosterone treatments that resulted in prescriptions to men without any real need, recent research suggests that some men may face a higher risk of serious and potentially life-threatening injury from testosterone drug side effects.
Serious Health Risks
A recent study, published in November 2013 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, found a link between testosterone therapy and an increased rate of heart attack, stroke and death. The study revealed a sharp 30 percent increase in risk of heart attack or stroke for men taking the testosterone drugs compared to men not on the drugs The study concluded that the use of testosterone drugs is associated with increased risk of adverse cardiovascular injuries, including, myocardial infarction (heart attack) and stroke.
Possible Side Effects of Testosterone Treatment
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Reduced Sperm Count/Infertility (especially in younger males).
- Liver Toxicity
- Prostate Disease
Use of testosterone drugs has increased dramatically from 2000 to 2011, with 5.3 million prescriptions filled in 2011 and sales expected to hit $5 billion by 2017. However, research has suggested that most of these prescriptions are not medically needed.
The attorneys at The Moody Law Firm are reviewing potential testosterone injury lawsuits on behalf of men throughout the United States who have suffered a heart attack, stroke or wrongful death following use of a prescription testosterone gel, cream, injection, pill or implant.
News of these health risks are just starting to be realized and are making national headlines. The video below is a CBS News Report on the testosterone medication-heart attack connection:If you or a loved one have suffered injury or have developed serious side-effects while receiving hormone replacement therapy or taking hormone supplements, contact us today.