What Is Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT) medications such as Androgel, Axiron, Testim and others have been widely advertised for years on late night television as a way for men to battle the aging process, reduced sex drive, loss of muscle mass, low testosterone, depressed moods, and fatigue. These ads are designed by the TRT drug manufacturers to play upon the fears and anxieties of men when often the symptoms are merely the result of the normal aging process. TRT products may be applied in many different ways including tablets held in the mouth (Striant), gels applied to the skin (Bio‐T‐Gel), injections (Delatestryl), patches applied to the skin (Androderm) and liquids applied under the arm (Axiron). Quite often, men who begin using such products end up using them indefinitely for the rest of their lives.
What Is the Problem With Testosterone Replacement Therapy Drugs?
Unfortunately what the drug manufacturers fail to mention in their ads is the fact that there are serious and dangerous side effects associated with the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy medications, including significantly increased risk of:
- Heart Attacks
- Blood Clots
- Pulmonary Embolism
- Deep Vein Thrombosis
Studies have shown that men using Testosterone Replacement Therapy have a 2 to 3 times greater likelihood of suffering a heart attack after beginning use of TRT and in men over age 65, this is true even if there is no history of prior heart disease. Since 2000, hundreds of thousands of men have begun taking Testosterone Replacement Therapy and a large percentage of those either have or will suffer some of these serious side effects as a result of that use. If you’ve experienced one of these side effects after the use of Testosterone Replacement Therapy, you may be able to pursue a drug injury lawsuit.
What Are the Most Popular Testosterone Replacement Therapy Products?
Some of the more popular Testosterone Replacement Therapy medications are:
What If You Think You May Have a Problem From Testosterone Replacement Therapy?
If you or a loved one suffered heart attack, stroke, blood clots, pulmonary embolism or deep vein thrombosis after taking Testosterone Replacement Therapy, you or they may be entitled to financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, emotional distress, pain, suffering and disability resulting from those complications. Call Lattof & Lattof today for a free drug injury consultation regarding your potential rights. Remember that claims of this type usually have a certain time limitation within which you may take action, so it is important that you make the call as soon as you can so as to preserve your rights.