A Father’s Day Issue

June 20th, 2017

Testosterone Replacement treatment (TRT) is a method used to treat hypogonadism, a condition known as “Low-T” or “Low-Test.” This occurs when a guy is believed to produce too little testosterone as a result of an injury or disease.

There are several drugs that purport to boost testosterone and various supplements which allege to also boost testosterone. The problem is these drugs (AndroGel, Adroderm, Axiron, Bio-T-Gel, Delatestryl, Depo-Testosterone, Fortesta, Striant, Testim & Testopel) have been proven to increase the risk of heart attack and other adverse cardio events. These may be acceptable risks, if the consumer is adequately warned. Unfortunately the warnings have been either non-existent or inadequate.

In January of this year there was yet another study forcing the maker to change their labeling – this one to include information about the potential for abuse and possible addictiveness of these drugs.

If you, or someone you know, has suffered a heart attack or stroke after taking a testosterone supplement like AndroGel or one of the others, contact our office for a free consultation.