Low testosterone is lamented in the media today with commercials offering up solutions to those suffering from the condition and perhaps not getting all the gusto from life such advertisements portray. While low testosterone is bothersome for many individuals, it has become an over diagnosed condition in today’s society, leading to the over prescription of testosterone. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has come out with cautions and warnings regarding the use of testosterone, urging users to outweigh the benefits with the serious risks.
The FDA has only approved the use of testosterone replacement therapy for those males who have low testosterone due to specific health conditions, including testicle disorders, pituitary gland disorders, or brain disorders. All these disorders would lead to the condition, hypogonadism, and warrant testosterone therapy.
The FDA has started to require label warnings by the producers of testosterone products. Patient consumers are now to be warned that with the use of testosterone they could experience chest pain, shortness of breath, weakness in a body part or on one side of the body, or slurred speech. In other words, use of testosterone replacement products could lead to heart attack or stroke and should only be used by men with the aforementioned conditions and not those just wanting to solve aging issues with the therapy.
If you or someone you know has suffered the ugly side effects that sometimes come with testosterone replacement therapy, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact the caring professionals at Inserra & Kelley Law Offices to discuss your particulars and options further.