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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/

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made a big decision, now requiring manufacturers to include a general warning on the label of all approved testosterone products stating the risk of developing blood clots. This is meant to warn users about the link between blood clots and testosterone replacement therapy.

Before this change, the risk of blood clots was already included on the label due to the risk of developing these as the result of polycythemia, a problem that can occur with the use of testosterone treatment. However, recent reports of venous blood clots, not related to polycythemia, has prompted the FDA to require a change to the way these drugs are labeled.

Click here to see the FDA announcement. 

Testosterone Lawsuit Lawyers

Despite the fact that testosterone products are FDA approved, there are side effects, such as blood clots, to be aware of. Has your health taken a turn for the worse due to the use of an FDA approved testosterone product? In addition to reporting this to your medical professional, contact us to learn more about your rights. You may be in position to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for dangerous side effects that have had a negative impact on your health.

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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Although many people are taking testosterone therapy drugs, some don’t realize that these medications have been linked to serious side effects.

Earlier this year, the Federal Drug Administration announced that they would investigate cardiovascular complications as a result of FDA approved testosterone therapy drugs.

It is believed that these drugs can have serious heart related side effects, such as:

  • stroke,
  • pulmonary embolism,
  • heart attack,
  • and even death.

These findings were the result of a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in November 2013. The study concluded that older men with a heart condition were at a 30 percent increased risk of stroke, pulmonary embolism, heart attack, and death. According to the FDA, there is a 50 percent increase in risk for those with heart conditions who take testosterone therapy drugs.

Testosterone Therapy Lawsuits

Our dangerous drug attorneys are currently investigating potential lawsuits for those who have suffered from heart attacks, strokes, or any other serious medical conditions after using a testosterone replacement drug. If you’d like to speak with our attorneys call give us a call at 877-544-5323.

On March 21, 2014 a wrongful death lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana (Case 2:14-cv-00658) against the the manufacturer of the testosterone replacement gel Testim®.  The family members that filed the lawsuit claim that the victim suffered injury and died due to his use of the Testim testosterone therapy gel. The lawsuit claims the manufacturer, Auxilium Pharmaceuticls, Inc., misrepresented that Testim is a safe and effective treatment for low testosterone, when in fact, the drug causes serious and life threatening cardiac events. The lawsuit goes on to say that consumers of Testim were misled as to the drugs safety and efficacy.

Hidden Dangers of Testosterone Therapy Drugs

Testosterone drugs currently carry no mention of increase risk on their labels or advertisements. Recent studies have found that Testosterone therapy significantly increases the risk of heart attack in older men with a history of heart disease. These findings have prompted some experts to call for more extensive warning labels on such drugs. After these findings the Food and Drug Administration decided to reassess the safety of testosterone therapy drugs.

Testosterone Therapy Injury or Wrongful Death Lawsuits

Our dangerous drug attorneys are currently investigating potential lawsuits for those who have suffered from heart attacks, strokes, or any other serious medical conditions after using a testosterone replacement drug. If you’ve suffered from the complications of a testosterone therapy treatment, contact the Serpe Firm today to discuss your situation.

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