Testosterone therapy is intended to help men prevent the natural decline of testosterone that comes with aging. The treatment was developed to improve mood and sex drive, and increase bone density commonly noticed in patients over the age of 65.

Recently, there have been cases of young adult men experiencing severe complications leading to permanent injuries or even death. Our attorneys at Herren & Adams LLP, have been representing victims of testosterone therapy for years and have helped them to obtain compensation for their injuries.

The Effect Of Testosterone Therapy On Your Heart And Brain

In 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a safety announcement warning consumers of the potential risk for heart attack and stroke with the use of testosterone therapy.

The research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association noted that men younger than 65 with a history of heart disease had a two- to threefold increase in risk of heart attack over men who received no treatment at all. For men over the age of 65, there was a twofold risk increase for those even without a history of heart disease. A study published in 2010 was noted to have similar findings

Millions of prescriptions have been written throughout United States for men with low testosterone levels. Most of these men are unaware of the risks of using the medications.

Did You Receive Treatment For Low Testosterone?

There are certain types of medications doctors can prescribe to raise testosterone levels, including:

  • AndroGel - Produced by AbbVie
  • Androderm - Produced by Actavis, Inc. (formerly Watson Pharmaceuticals)
  • Axiron - Produced by Eli Lilly and Company
  • Bio-T-Gel - Produced by Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Depo-Testosterone - Produced by Pharmacia & Upjohn Company
  • Fortesta - Produced by Endo Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
  • Striant - Produced by Columbia Laboratories
  • Testim & Testopel - Produced by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals
Any of the above medications have the potential to increase your risk of complications within your heart or brain.

If you or a loved one has suffered heart disease, heart attack, stroke or death after beginning testosterone therapy, please call 859-254-0024 to request a free consultation with a skilled products liability lawyer in Lexington.

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