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Are low testosterone drugs useful in older men? Are they safe to take? These are the types of questions that the FDA has been faced with as the agency searches for answers amid increased use.

The FDA has scheduled an advisory panel meeting for later this month in hopes of settling on some final answers.

To this point, the agency has released preliminary information on its website, sharing its general thoughts. They noted that lower testosterone is common among men as they get older, but not always a sign of a health problem, such as a testicular disease. For this reason, the FDA said, “the need to replace testosterone in these older men remains debatable.”

The agency also said that over the past few years there has been an increase in the use of low T drugs, pushing from roughly 850,000 patients in 2010 to 1.5 million last year. Even with this increase, only half of the men taking medication were actually diagnosed with low testosterone.

With so much gray area, law suits regarding low T drugs and their side effects continue to be filed in states across the county.

Source: http://blogs.wsj.com/pharmalot/2014/09/04/fda-lowdown-on-low-t-drugs-little-evidence-to-support-widespread-use/

On January 31 the Federal Drug Administration announced that they would open an investigation to research cardiovascular complications resulting from approved FDA products for use with low testosterone levels.  Initial reports have revealed serious heart side effects including but not limited to: heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism and death.

These revelations were the result of an observational study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in November, 2013. It was found that older men with underlying heart conditions were at a 30% increased risk of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism and death.  An FDA alert suggests that there is a 50% increase in risk for those with heart conditions who undergo testosterone therapy.

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AndroGel Testosterone Therapy LawsuitsA 59-year-old Fort Collins, Colorado man has filed a lawsuit against the manufacturer of the testosterone drug Androgel claiming the drug caused him to suffer a heart attack. The victim first found out that he had extremely low testosterone levels after visiting his doctor due to feeling run down and tired all of the time.  As a result, he was prescribed Androgel as a testosterone replacement therapy. Two years later he suffered a heart attack. Even after his heart attack his physician continued to prescribe the drug to him.

Similar lawsuits are being filed all over the country after recent studies linked an increased risk of heart attacks, stroke, death, and other cardiovascular events. These studies also prompted the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to conduct an investigation on the safety of these drugs.

There are currently more than 5 million people taking testosterone replacement drugs in the United States with sales exceeding $1.6 billion dollars.

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Source: http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/05/08/low-t-patients-poised-to-sue-drug-makers/