The use of Androgel and similar products to treat low testosterone has resulted in heart attacks and strokes in users. Other products, apart from Androgel, include Androderm, Testopel, Fortesta, and Striant. Low testosterone levels are characterized by infertility, tiredness, and low libido.
The use of such products to treat “Low T” has increased over the past few years, and is popular with the youth as well as older men looking to ward off aging. However, there is mounting evidence that these products have both short and long-term effects that are detrimental to the body.
This turn of events has led to a focus on how drug manufacturers have chosen to present their products to the people, and if they have been honest about the risks associated with these products. Marketers have tried to promote these drugs by attributing to them benefits that include increased strength and stamina. This makes these drugs an attractive proposition for bodybuilders too.
In the U.S., up to 7 percent of the population has hypogonadism, which results in low testosterone. Drug manufacturers have been targeting this big market aggressively. At present, there are in excess of one thousand lawsuits filed in the U.S.; these lawsuits claim that the use of FDA-approved “Low T” medications resulted in heart problems for the users.
The risks with older men are considerably severe; older men are five times likelier to face heart problems such as congestive heart failure. In fact, the debate on the use of testosterone boosters has led to the medical fraternity actually questioning the presently accepted levels as constituting normal testosterone. Doctors are demanding concrete evidence that testosterone medication actually benefits healthy men, and warn that the harm may actually outweigh any potential benefits.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a stroke or a heart attack after being treated with testosterone enhancing medications, then you should explore your legal options. You may be eligible for compensation to cover loss of wages, medical costs, mental stress, and pain and suffering.
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