Auxilium low-T product side effect heart attack, stroke, death lawyer
Testim testosterone gel is a topically-applied gel used to treat low-T for men who have low testosterone levels or no testosterone (known as hypgonadism). Prescription medications like Auxlium Pharmaceuticals’ Testim have come under fire after recent medical studies linked low testosterone drugs with serious health risks like heart attacks, strokes, and even death. Testim is an extremely popular low testosterone product and generated revenue of $207.9 million in 2011.
The product liability attorneys with The Cochran Firm’s Washington, D.C. office are actively investigating low testosterone products and encourage Testim users who experienced health problems to contact our office.
What did the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) state about low testosterone drugs like Testim?
On Jan. 31, 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a safety announcement informing the public that the federal government agency is investigating the risk of stroke, heart attack, and death in men taking FDA-approved low-testosterone products. Testim is an FDA-approved low-testosterone product and accordingly, part of the investigation. The FDA recommends that patients taking Testim should not stop without discussing any questions with their health care provider.
Testim’s listed side effects include:
- Skin irritation
- Increased chance of prostate cancer
- Blood clots in legs
- Increased blood pressure
- Enlarged or painful breasts
- Swelling of body, feet, or ankles
- Trouble breathing while sleeping
Testim’s listed side effects do not include the serious problems of heart attack, stroke, or death.
Testim Testosterone Lawsuits
Lawsuits are being filed against the maker of Testim and other low testosterone products over claims the products caused extremely serious health problems. Testim, Axiron, and Androgel are being investigated by attorneys regarding the safety of their products and whether their manufacturers properly warned the public about their serious risks. Several recent medical studies have linked low-T products with health problems, including a study in the
Journal of the American Medical Association and PLOS One.
If I’ve suffered health problems while taking Testim testosterone gel, what should I do?
First, speak with your health care provider in order to determine the proper course of care. If you have suffered serious health issues while taking the Testim low testosterone drug, you may have a claim for compensation. Please contact the experienced product liability and injury attorneys with The Cochran Firm, D.C. Because time is limited, we recommend contacting us as soon as possible. All inquiries are free, confidential, and carry no obligation.