A Delaware man has filed a wrongful death testosterone lawsuit on behalf of his father, who suffered a heart attack while using testosterone boosters Axiron and AndroGel. The victim was 58 years old with no history of heart problems when he suffered a heart attack and died.
Testosterone boosters have come under fire after being linked to a possible increase in heart attacks and stroke among men who use various testosterone therapies, such as gels, creams and nasal sprays. Research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in 2013 indicated that men could be as much as 30% more likely to suffer heart attacks while using Low T drugs such as AndroGel.
Low testosterone drugs have skyrocketed in use, thanks in large part to aggressive advertising from companies. Doctors have warned that many patients who receive testosterone boosters have not been clinically tested for low testosterone, or hypogonadism, and instead may be putting themselves at increased risk of heart attack or stroke while trying to combat natural signs of aging.