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The side effects of AndroGel and other testosterone treatments may increase the risk of heart attacks, strokes and sudden death. As a result of drug manufacturers’ failure to adequately warn about the serious and potentially life-threatening heart risks, former users may be entitled to financial compensation through a testosterone therapy lawsuit.  

TESTOSTERONE LAWSUIT STATUS: Product liability lawsuits are being reviewed by testosterone therapy injury lawyers on behalf of men throughout the United States who have suffered a:

  • Heart Attack
  • Stroke
  • Blood Clots (Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) or Pulmonary Embolism
  • Wrongful Death

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OVERVIEW: Testosterone therapy is used to treat men suffering from testosterone deficiencies, which can negatively affect muscle mass, sex drive and energy levels. The condition, known as hypogonadism, results in lower strength, reduced energy and diminished sexual function. However, research has suggested that many men taking testosterone gels, injections or other treatments may not have a medical need for the hormone replacement therapy, and may actually be exposing themselves to an increased risk of heart attack, stroke or death.

Use of Androgel, AndroDerm, Axiron and other testosterone treatments has increased more than five times from 2000 to 2011, generating more than $1.9 billion in sales in 2012. These products deliver testosterone in a variety of ways, including:

  • Testosterone Gel: AndroGel, Axiron, Bio-T Gel, Foresta and Testim
  • Testosterone Patch: AndroDerm
  • Testosterone Injection: Delatestryl, Depo-Testosterone
  • Testosterone Implant: Testopel
  • Testosterone Pill: Striant

TESTOSTERONE HEART RISKS: Recent research suggests that side effects of testosterone therapy can increase the risk of heart attacks and strokes in certain men.

A study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) in November 2013 highlighted the potential heart attack, stroke and death risk of testosterone replacement treatments. Researchers from the Veteran Affairs Eastern Colorado Health Care System in Denver found that the rate of cardiovascular events was 25.7% among men who took testosterone therapy drugs, compared to a rate of 19.9% among those who did not. Out of 1,223 patients on testosterone, researchers discovered that within a year and a half, 67 had died, 23 suffered heart attacks and 33 had strokes.

There are also concerns about the accidental exposure of women and children to testosterone gel. Critics say that some delivery methods increase the risk that women and children may be exposed. Testosterone gel side effects may cause children to undergo puberty early, experience changes to sexual organs, increased libido and aggressive behavior, as well as advanced bone age. It can also change the distribution of body hair.

TESTOSTERONE BLOOD CLOT SIDE EFFECTS: Research has also established that testosterone side effects may cause men to face an increased risk of serious and potentially life-threatening blood clots, including a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) or pulmonary embolism.

While warnings about the potential link between testosterone and blood clots have been known for some time, prior warnings indicated that the risk may be caused by a problem known as polycythemia, an abnormal increase in red blood cells. However, in June 2014, the FDA determined that stronger testosterone warnings for the blood clot risks were needed.

Makers of all testosterone drugs were required to update the label warnings to include information about the more general risk of venous thromboembolism, which may include clots that develop in the veins. If these clots from testosterone develop in the deep veins of the legs, known as a deep vein thrombosis (DVT), they pose a serious risk if they break free. This could result in a pulmonary embolism if the clot travels to the lungs or other life-threatening injury.

FIND OUT IF YOU MAY QUALIFY FOR A TESTOSTERONE LAWSUIT: As a result of the manufacturers’ failure to adequately warn about the potential testosterone side effects, financial compensation may be available for men who suffered a heart attack, stroke or wrongful death. Potential claims may also be available for children who have suffered secondary testosterone exposure.

Free consultations and claim evaluations are provided by lawyers who are reviewing potential testosterone injury lawsuits throughout the United States.

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8 comments

  1. helene Reply

    My husband filled a new prescription for Andro Gell used it for a week and had a mini stroke. I read the info given in the package and did not see anything that warned about stroke. He had a few more mini strokes later but I have not been able to convince him to not use it any more so I threw it in the trash.

  2. james Reply

    I’ve been on Andro Gell and testosterone 5 % cr for about four months.And I have notice that i have a shortness of breath.I am going to stop using the product as of 2/25/2014.

  3. gale Reply

    My husband was on the shots for a year then switched over to the gel. He had never had any issues with his heart or blood pressure but while he was in the hospital for other things he suddenly started having high blood pressure and his heartbeat would jump around. At one point they thought they were going to have to shock him. I don’t know if this was the cause of it but it strange.

  4. Tommy D. Reply

    I took the shots for a few months and had all kinds of problems, I was switched to the gel and used 2 1% 5gm packets a day for another two years. Many things went wrong. Insomnia depression, heart went out of rhythm after by pass surgery and pacemaker. Now I am developing gynecomastia or breast enlargement. They ache and hurt and am not sure what I will do about it. I stopped using the gel in January of 2013 yet these problems continue.

  5. Alicia Reply

    My son was taking testosterone for at least a year. Then he suddenly went to heaven. He was at school, playing with the other boys in a physical education game, and he passed out and never woke up again. I am not sure what to make of all this. I just want to know could this be why my son went to heaven at the age of seventeen. A mother is never supposed to have to bury her only child. It is not fair, the daily pain that goes along with being without your only child.

  6. Ellie Reply

    While on Cypionate Injections every two weeks for approximately 9 months my husband had a massive heart attack while walking and died April 21, 2014. I am sure these injections played a part in his death, however because Cypionate is a generic and protected under federal law there is no recourse. In my opinion doctors and generic companies making testosterone are free to push and make money at the expense of human life. Beware of what you are putting in your body, do not trust anything or anybody. Lawyers cannot take case because of the law.

  7. Larry Reply

    I had mumps at age 15, leading to the loss of one testicle and a delayed adolescence. At age 36, my good testicle was injured at work and shut down. Four years later, I fell while working and fractured the S1 vertebra.

    2Because I was restricted to seeing only certain doctors, my pain was dismissed as bursitis or just getting old. After 3 years of working in pain, I was set-uo so I could be fired and lost my job.

    NC Vocational Rehabilitation sent me to an independent doctor who discovered the fracture and referred me to an endocrinologist who diagnosed a cascade failure of the endocrine system. he prescribed insulin, Symlin (synthetic amylin), Synthroid, and testosterone. With these medications and physical therapy, I have had a good quality of life for the past 25 years.

    If you force testosterone off the market, I will be in serious trouble. The problem is that testosterone is usually being prescribed as a supplement to give men “Male Enhancement” rather than for treatment of serious disease. Those irresponsible doctors should be sued rather than the drug companies.

  8. A. J. Reply

    I had two main symptoms of low T. Low T from a blood test and low energy and stamina. I have been on testosterone injection therapy for more than 2 years. If I have a heart attack today it will have been worth it. I am very happy that my doctor is willing to write the prescription and it is available in the drugstore.

    I am angry that the abusers of this important treatment have made it sometimes difficult for me to get my prescriptions filled.

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