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As Testosterone Lawsuits Are Filed In The U.S., Canada Warns of Possible Cardiac Risks Associated With Testosterone Medication
Date:7/19/2014

nuary, the FDA launched an investigation into the safety of testosterone replacement therapy drugs after reviewing two studies showing potential cardiovascular problems linked with taking low testosterone medication. A study published in the PLOS One Journal on, found that men over 65 and younger men with a pre-existing heart disease who were prescribed testosterone drugs were at a greater risk of having a heart attack within the first 90 days after taking the medication for the first time. The second study, published in the November 2013 Journal of the American Medical Association, found that older men who had underlying cardiovascular disease and took low testosterone treatment had a 30 percent increased risk of having a stroke, heart attack or death compared to men who did not take the medication.

[fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm383904.htm, January 31, 2014] [plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0085805, January 29, 2014] [jama.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=1764051, November 6, 2013]

In June, the FDA ordered manufacturers of all FDA-approved testosterone products to include a general warning about the risk of venous blood clots on their drug labels. Existing testosterone drug labels already have a warning about blood clots in veins as a consequence of polycythemia, an abnormal increase in the number of red blood cells that sometimes occurs with testosterone treatment. The FDA, however, said that post-market reports have shown that blood clots are occurring that are unrelated to polycythemia.
[fda.gov/drugs/drugsafety/ucm401746.htm, June 19, 2014]

Testosterone replacement therapy drugs are used to treat hypogonadism (low testosterone) in men who lack or have low testosterone levels due to an underlying medical condition. Among the FDA-approved testosterone products marketed in the U.S. are AndroGel, Androderm, Delatestryl, Depo-Testosterone, Testim and Testope. Testosterone products are manufactured as top
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