No one likes getting older, or at least we don’t like certain aspects of the aging process. That’s why it wasn’t too much of a surprise when late night infomercials on TV and radio ads on ESPN began discussing a “quick fix” for some of the less pleasant aspects of getting older, such as decreased energy, decreased muscle mass, and lost sex drive.

This is where the pharmaceutical companies found a new market with a product called Testosterone Therapy that was going to treat “Low T”. Hailed by the infomercials and radio ads as a cure all for male aging, it could supposedly change lives. While these infomercials discussed all of the good things that testosterone therapy could possible do, they failed to mention that a man’s overall health could be in danger.

For all that this therapy for “low-T” promised that men would benefit from an improved body, mind and even libido some found that they also were now at greater risk for strokes, heart attacks or blood clots. These dangerous, potentially deadly side effects were not highlighted in any of these commercials.

Some of the testosterone therapy products under scrutiny for their potentially deadly side effects include all of the following:

  • AndroDerm
  • AndroGel
  • Axiron
  • Delatestryl
  • Depo-Testosterone
  • Fortesta
  • Striant
  • Testim
  • Testopel

Is Low T even a real health condition, you ask? No, it is not. Medically, there is a condition known as male hypogonadism and it is where the male body ceases to produce enough testosterone due to a testicular or pituitary gland problem. However, according to medical experts it is a relatively rare condition and for most men things like loss of libido, increased fatigue and a loss of muscle tone are simply the result of getting older.

As far as the FDA is concerned, while they are still investigating the issue in general, one thing is clear. Testosterone therapy is only for men with a diagnosed associated medical condition- male hypogonadism. Testosterone therapy is not approved by the FDA for men without this official diagnosis. The agency confirmed this advice in a 2014 safety announcement that also warned of the risk of heart attack, stroke and death to those using testosterone therapy.

If you believe that you suffered adverse health effects as a result of taking prescription testosterone, you may be eligible for compensation for your pain and suffering. To have Forester Haynie start working on your case immediately, simply complete the online process below or call 1-844-999-DRUG to speak with an experienced attorney in complete confidence. You pay nothing until your case is settled!

 

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