Testosterone Treatments and Increased Cardiac Risk

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is investigating the risk of cardiovascular events including death, stroke and heart attack in men who use prescription testosterone drugs.

An observational study published in November 2013 prompted the FDA to investigate the connection between testosterone drugs and heart problems. The research suggested a 30 percent increased risk of death, stroke and heart attack in men prescribed a testosterone therapy drug.

Another study published in January 2014 reported a two-fold increased risk of heart attack during the first 90 days of use by men over 65 and younger men with a history of heart disease.

Testosterone drugs are FDA-approved for use in men with low testosterone levels (Low-T) caused by an associated medical condition.Testosterone drugs can come in the following forms:

  • Topical gel
  • Transdermal patch
  • Buccal system (applied inside the mouth)
  • Injection

Drug manufacturers must take responsibility when risk people’s lives without warning them. Contact the unsafe drug attorneys at Anapol Weiss if you or a loved one suffered heart problems while taking a testosterone drug.

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