A Colorado man is suing the makers of AndroGel after he suffered a heart attack while using the testosterone booster, according to CBS news. Stephen Nichols’ lawsuit joins others filed in Illinois and Louisiana, also claiming that drugs prescribed to treat low testosterone, or Low T, caused heart attacks.
Testosterone booster side effect claims come on the heels of a new study linking the products to an increased risk of severe complications, including stroke and heart attack. The study has led the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to launch an investigation into the side effects of low testosterone drugs.
Testosterone booster sales are at an all-time high, with billions of dollars being made off of the products, though many prescriptions are given without a proper diagnosis of low testosterone. Many companies have come under fire for advertising common conditions of aging as signs of clinical deficiency of testosterone.