Have you or a loved one undergone testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) with Axiron? Did you experience a heart attack or other adverse event following treatment with this product? If so, it’s important to understand that you’re not alone, as men all around the country have reported being injured by the side effects of Axiron.
Free Axiron Heart Attack Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack after using Axiron, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit against the manufacturer of Axiron and we can help.
About Testosterone Replacement Therapy (TRT)
Testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) is prescribed to men with medically diagnosed low or non-existent testosterone levels. This condition is often referred to as “Low T.” Men diagnosed with Low T tend to experience symptoms including fatigue, lowered libido, loss of energy, and decreased strength. TRT is intended to reverse these effects. However, recent studies indicate that upwards of 50% of men prescribed testosterone boosters like Axiron actually have normal testosterone levels, and are simply experiencing some of the symptoms associated with the condition. Between 2008 and 2012, annual prescriptions more than doubled to approximately 430 million. Much of this can be attributed to direct-to-consumer advertising campaigns that promise a fountain of youth for users of testosterone supplementation.
How Can Axiron Cause a Heart Attack?
Axiron’s effect on the body prompts an increase in the production of red blood cells. Over time, these blood cells can clump together or coagulate, making the blood significantly thicker. This is dangerous for people with narrowed arteries due to age or pre-existing heart problems, thus putting men with these conditions at a greater risk for heart problems. It can also have profound effects on men with normal T levels.
A recent study has determined that prescription testosterone boosters like Axiron may increase the risk of heart attack in older men, as well as in younger men with a pre-existing history of heart disease. The new study is one of several in recent years highlighting the potential serious side effects of testosterone supplementation. Cumulatively, these studies have concluded that the risk of heart attack within 90 days of beginning a TRT regimen is doubled in males over the age of 65 with no prior heart problems. The risk of heart attack in men under the age of 65 with a history of heart disease is almost tripled.
Heart Attack Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of an Axiron heart attack may include:
- chest pain or discomfort
- upper body pain
- stomach pain
- shortness of breath
The vast majority of Axiron-induced heart attacks begin with subtle symptoms. Chest discomfort may come and go intermittently. It is important not to downplay your symptoms or brush them off as indigestion or anxiety. If you are an Axiron user who is experiencing any of the heart attack symptoms listed above, call 911 immediately.
Axiron Heart Attack Lawsuit Filed in NJ
A New Jersey man recently filed a lawsuit against Eli Lilly & Co., alleging that the company failed to adequately warn about the heart attack and stroke risk associated with its testosterone supplement Axiron, according to The New Jersey Law Journal. Plaintiff Patrick Miller of Hopatcong, NJ, started taking Axiron in September 2012, and had a heart attack a month later. According to the complaint, Miller’s doctor would not have prescribed him Axiron if he had known the potential health risks.
Do I Have an Axiron Heart Attack 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 Axiron Lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new Axiron Heart Attack cases in all 50 states.
Free Axiron Heart Attack Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one suffered a heart attack after using Axiron, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing an Axiron Heart Attack Suit and we can help.