Testosterone-Related Drug Lawsuit in Orlando
Have You Suffered Major Side-Effects After Taking Androgel, Axiron, Fortesta,
Testim, or Androderm? Our Firm Can Help
In recent years, the use of testosterone replacement therapies for the
treatment of low testosterone has reached new heights. Millions of men
visit their doctors asking about treatment for their low testosterone,
and, without testing the patients for proof of low testosterone, they
will prescribe hormone replacement therapies.
Unfortunately, these testosterone-related drugs can cause terrible side-effects,
including stroke, heart attack, and, in some cases, death. However, because
the patients aren’t warned of these dangers, they are not able to
make a fully informed decision before the therapy is already underway.
Who Uses Testosterone Replacement Drugs?
Older men are the most common recipients of testosterone replacement therapies.
Although some men believe symptoms of low testosterone, low libido, less
energy, can serve as proof enough of their need for testosterone drugs,
they are only designed for those with a medical condition.
Certain medical conditions, like hypogonadism or other testicle, pituitary
gland or brain disorders, can lead to low testosterone. Men with these
conditions are the recommended recipients for testosterone medicines,
but because some doctors are not testing their patients before prescribing
them the drugs, more men are taking hormonal therapies than necessary.
Types of Testosterone Replacement Drugs:
Androgel: This method comes in a gel formula and is applied topically. Androgel
is manufactured and marketed by Abbvie.
Axiron: Formulated as a cream, Axiron is applied to the underarm area, like a
deodorant. It was first introduced in 2010 by Lilly USA, LLC.
Fortesta: Fortesta is also a topical gel formula, and is manufactured by Endo Pharmaceuticals.
Testim: Produced by Auxilium Pharmaceuticals, Testim is a gel testosterone replacement
that is absorbed through the skin and lasts up to 24 hours per dose.
Androderm: Worn as a patch, Androderm is absorbed through the skin to administer
the drug regularly. Androderm is manufactured by Actavis.
Dangerous Side Effects
Some of the side effects of these testosterone replacement drugs include
heart attack, stroke, and death. The FDA reports that drug companies did
not properly label the packages with the relevant medal risks and possible
side effects. Although the FDA has confirmed that the medicine labels
are now revised, if you received Androgel, Axiron, Fortesta, Testim, or
Androderm before January of 2014, you may not have received warning of
the medical risks.
If you or a loved one took any of these testosterone replacement drugs
and suffered one of the aforementioned side effects, contact an attorney
at The Maher Law Firm for legal help. If you have not experienced these
side effects but have been noticing chest pain, shortness of breath or
trouble breathing, weakness in one part of the body, or slurred speech,
contact your doctor immediately, as they may be signs of a stroke or heart attack.
Know Your Legal Rights
At The Maher Law Firm, we understand how traumatizing and frustrating it
can be to experience medical side effects you were not warned of or prepared
to handle. If you have suffered a stroke or heart attack after using a
testosterone related drug, please contact us immediately for a case evaluation.
If you have endured the loss of a loved one because of a heart condition
or stroke caused by their use of testosterone medication, let us help
you file a wrongful death lawsuit. Our attorneys understand the emotional
turmoil during this time, and we want to help you seek justice and peace.
To learn more about the safety warnings for testosterone drugs, read the
FDA announcement, here.
Contact The Maher Law Firm
to schedule your consultation.