FDA Issues Warning About Low T Drugs
Testosterone therapy treatment for men with low testosterone, or Low T, is prescribed for over two million patients in the United States every year. Although only approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of the serious medical condition hypogonadism, these drugs have increasingly been prescribed as a cure for the natural conditions of aging, such as a reduced sex drive and loss of muscle mass.
On March 3, 2015, the FDA released a Safety Announcement cautioning doctors that the benefits and safety of testosterone treatment to combat aging have not been established. The FDA also warned of a possible increased cardiovascular risk associated with testosterone use, including an increased risk of heart attack, stroke, or death. Moving forward, drugmakers will be required to include information about these risks on their warning labels and conduct clinical trials to further study the issue.
The FDA recommends that patients undergoing testosterone treatment seek immediate medical attention if they are suffering from any of the following symptoms:
- Chest pain
- Shortness of breath or trouble breathing
- Weakness in one part or one side of the body
- Slurred speech
If you have received testosterone therapy treatment, you may have already been exposed to these dangerous side effects for no proven medical reason. It is essential that you obtain quality legal representation to ensure that your rights are protected.
At Wendt Law Firm P.C., our experienced legal team will work with medical professionals and pharmaceutical experts to determine if you have been damaged by testosterone therapy. Our skilled attorneys will then negotiate a settlement or represent you at trial to ensure you receive the full financial compensation you deserve. Your initial consultation is free and we will only receive a fee in the event of a successful resolution of your case