Testosterone Therapy Malpractice

In 2011, more than 5 million prescriptions for testosterone were written in the United States. The treatments are most often prescribed as a gel, patch or injection. What many users don't realize is by taking these testosterone supplements, a possible side effect is severe cardiovascular problems, like a heart attack or stroke. If you or anyone you know is taking a prescription for low testosterone, please talk to a doctor about side effects and what your risks are.

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You may have some questions, and we have some answers.

Is Treating Low Testosterone More Harmful Than Good?

It can be, especially if you have a history of cardiovascular disease. While there are benefits to using a testosterone treatment, there are also potentially deadly side effects. These side effects range from high blood pressure to a stroke or heart attack. It's always best to get a doctor's opinion before you start or stop a testosterone treatment.

Am I At Risk Of A Heart Attack After Starting A Testosterone Treatment?

From a testosterone health study, men who used testosterone were 30% more likely to have a heart attack, stroke or die, during a three-year period, than men with low hormone levels who didn't take the supplements. The average hormone user and non-user were in their early 60's, and most had other health problems including diabetes and high blood pressure. However, this research didn't prove that testosterone was the cause of a heart attack, stroke or death. Further tests will need to be conducted.

What Are Some Of The Common Low Testosterone Treatment's Names?

Some of the common low testosterone treatment names are:

  • Androderm
  • AndroGel
  • Axiron
  • Delatestryl
  • Fortesta
  • Striant
  • Testim
  • Testopel

Should you or a loved one suffer from a heart attack or stroke after taking low testosterone supplements, call us today and see what your legal rights are.