While low testosterone treatment is prescribed to combat the effects of aging such as diminished libido, lowered muscle strength and bone density, erectile dysfunction and depression, it has now been proven by medical studies that testosterone products can have adverse health effects, ranging from minor to more serious, life-threatening ones.
Serious side-effects include:
- Myocardial infraction (heart attacks)
This is the most common type of side effects that has been seen in patients who undertook low testosterone therapy. Patients with a history of heart disease and complications were more likely to have a heart attack.
The second most common type of side effects. This happens because of a disturbance in the blood supply to the brain. Mini-strokes (transient ischemic attack or TIA) are also possible and have been alleged at least in one lawsuit against the makers of AndroGel
- Blood clotting
- Prostate cancer
While the research is not as conclusive as it is on heart strokes and heart attacks, the risk for prostate cancer has not been entirely ruled out. Those who have undergone or are currently undergoing testosterone therapy are advised to take a PSA test once or twice a year.
- Congestive Heart Failure (CHF)
- Chest pains
- Coronary Artery Disease
- Sudden Death
Uncommon side-effects include:
- Sleep apnea
- Breast enlargement
In most cases these more malign side effects have been seen to disappear once treatment stops.
This list is to be used only as a brief informational guide to the risks involved from taking testosterone drugs. As new studies shed light on the risks of testosterone therapy and testosterone products, more side effects might be discovered.
If you or a member of your family has suffered any of the above side effects as a result of taking testosterone drugs then you might have a legal standing for filing a lawsuit. Filing a low testosterone lawsuit can be a way to get compensation for your medical expenses as well as financial and emotional loss. Contact us by calling our number or filling the form to the wright and we will discuss your case and what your legal options are.