A Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) study published in November 2013 uncovered that men who used testosterone drugs were 30 percent more likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or to die during a three-year period than men with low hormone levels who didn’t take the supplements.
A January 2014 study published in the online journal PLOS One also reported that men face an increased risk of heart attack within three months after starting testosterone therapy. According to the study, older men faced the highest risk of heart attack.
The testosterone studies prompted the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to release a safety announcement about the potential risks of testosterone boosters in January 2014. The FDA will also conduct an investigation on testosterone therapy complications.
If you or a loved one experienced a heart attack, stroke, or other testosterone side effects, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Contact the testosterone lawyers at Hissey Kientz, LLP for a free case evaluation. You can reach us by calling toll-free at 1-866-275-4454, or by filling out our free contact form.