There are men who suffer from low testosterone levels, which can negatively affect energy levels, sex drive, sexual performance and more. In order to treat what is referred to as "low T," many men obtain prescriptions for testosterone replacement therapy treatments. These treatments come in many forms—injections, gels, creams, patches, etc. Unfortunately, the risks behind these treatments may actually higher than many people realize.
Earlier this year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement concerning testosterone products. The announcement cited two studies that linked these treatments to serious health risks. In one of the studies, older men (age 65 and older) who used a testosterone gel treatment were shown to have twice the risk of heart attack within the first 90 days of being prescribed the first treatment. Meanwhile, younger men with pre-existing heart disease using the gels were shown to have two to three times higher risk of heart attack within the first 90 days.
The other study mentioned by the FDA (which tested men around the age of 60) linked testosterone therapy to increased risk of heart attack, stroke and even death. As a result of these studies, the FDA launched an investigation into the safety of FDA-approved testosterone products.
Here are a few examples of the many different types of testosterone products that are out there:
If your health has been harmed as a result of a testosterone therapy product, you may be eligible to take legal action. Contact us at Guerra & Farah, PLLC by calling (888) 634-0608 or submit a free case evaluation to learn about your options!