The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced it now requires manufacturers of prescription testosterone products to update the labeling on products to make it clear that prescription testosterone products are only approved for men who have low testosterone levels caused by certain medical conditions such as:
- Disorders of the testicles,
- Disorders of the pituitary gland,
- Disorders of the brain that cause a condition called hypogonadism
What is an example of these disorders?
Warning signs of these disorders include the inability of the testicles to produce testosterone because of a genetic problem or damage from infection or chemotherapy.
What are the risk factors of testosterone use?
Based on research from published studies and expert input, the FDA has concluded there is a possible increased cardiovascular risk linked to using testosterone including:
- Heart attack
Risks involved with using testosterone to treat problems due to aging
The FDA has reiterated that “the benefit and safety of prescription testosterone medications have not been established for treatment of low testosterone levels due to aging, even if a man’s symptoms seem related to low testosterone.”
What to do if you or someone you know was affected by testosterone medication in Wisconsin
If you, or someone you know has suffered from deep vein thrombosis, pulmonary embolism, heart attack or stroke while taking prescription testosterone replacement therapy medication in the Madison, Wisconsin area, please contact our firm as soon as possible.
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