Men who use the popular testosterone supplement AndroGel may be putting themselves at risk for developing severe cardiovascular health complications. Recent studies have identified a link between AndroGel and pulmonary embolism (PE), a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when a blood clot gets stuck in the lungs. This article discusses the ways that AndroGel users can prevent developing pulmonary embolisms.
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How Can a Pulmonary Embolism Be Prevented?
If you are an AndroGel user, one of the most important things you can do to prevent a pulmonary embolism is to quit taking the supplement now. However, never discontinue treatment with a prescription medication without talking to your doctor first. AndroGel has also been linked to deep vein thrombosis (DVT), a condition that occurs when a blood clot develops in the deep veins of the arms, legs or pelvis. Pulmonary embolism prevention begins with preventing deep vein thrombosis.
DVT Risk Factors
In addition to using testosterone supplements, there are a number of risk factors for DVT including:
- Inherited conditions that may cause abnormal blood clotting
- Restricted blood flow in a deep vein due to injury, surgery, or having to remain bedridden for an extended period
- Varicose veins
- Sitting for a long period of time, such as on long car or airplane rides
- Being over the age of 60
- Being overweight
- Having a medical condition that requires a central venous catheter
Preventing Deep Vein Thrombosis
If you have never had a DVT, but you use AndroGel or have other risk factors, be sure to:
- Exercise your leg muscles during plane rides and car trips
- Get out of bed and move around as soon as possible after having surgery
- Take prescription medications to prevent blood clots after some types of surgery
- Follow up with your doctor
If you already have had a deep vein thrombosis or pulmonary embolism, you can prevent additional clots from developing in the future by:
- Getting regular medical checkups
- Taking prescription drugs to prevent future blood clots
- Using compression stockings to prevent swelling in your legs after deep vein thrombosis
- Calling your doctor right away if you have any symptoms of a pulmonary embolism
Can I File an AndroGel Lawsuit?
Only a qualified attorney can determine whether you are eligible to file an AndroGel Pulmonary Embolism Lawsuit, which is why we are currently offering free case evaluations. Simply fill out the confidential evaluation form below to contact our law firm now.
Most cases involving pharmaceuticals allege that a drug was sold with design, manufacturing, and/or marketing defects, which typically refers to a company’s failure to warn of a certain side effect. In the case of AndroGel, our attorneys suspect that patients may be able to take legal action in light of claims that manufacturers failed to adequately warn doctors and patients about the risk of blood clot.
How Can Filing a Lawsuit Help Me?
By filing a lawsuit against the maker of AndroGel, you may be entitled to collect compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to the treatment of your pulmonary embolism, as well as for damages for pain and suffering. Additionally, filing a lawsuit can help hold the drug’s manufacturer accountable for releasing an allegedly defective drug into the marketplace, and to discourage other pharmaceutical companies from engaging in similar conduct.
Do I Have an AndroGel Pulmonary Embolism Lawsuit?
The Product Liability & Defective Drug Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in AndroGel Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new AndroGel pulmonary embolism cases in all 50 states.
Free AndroGel Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one had a pulmonary embolism after using AndroGel, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an AndroGel Suit and we can help.