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Testosterone Supplements may be Addictive: FDA Warning

The FDA has approved class-wide labeling changes for all prescription testosterone replacement therapy products warning about a risk of abuse and dependence associated with use of the medications.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has approved class-wide labeling changes for all prescription testosterone replacement therapy (TRT) products warning about a risk of abuse and dependence associated with use of the medications.

Free Confidential Lawsuit Evaluation: If you or a loved one was injured by testosterone side effects, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to compensation by filing a suit and our lawyers can help.

What’s the Problem?

January 18, 2017 – The new warnings, which are intended to alert doctors and patients that use of testosterone boosters can lead to addiction and dependence, will be added to the following products:

Testosterone was classified as a controlled substance in the 1990 Anabolic Steroids Control Act. The U.S. Congress noted at the time that testosterone, usually at higher doses than those typically prescribed, could be abused by adults and adolescents, including bodybuilders and other athletes, causing dependence on the medications.

Side effects of TRT treatment can include heart attack, heart failure, stroke, blood clots, depression, hostility, liver toxicity and male infertility, according to the FDA.

The new warnings alert prescribers that some patients may abuse testosterone supplements, and that adverse outcomes may result. FDA reminds users that prescription testosterone therapy is approved only for men “who have low testosterone due to certain medical conditions.” These conditions may be caused by genetic problems, damage to the testicles, infection or chemotherapy.

Do I Have a Testosterone Lawsuit?

The Pharmaceutical Litigation Group at our law firm is an experienced team of trial lawyers that focus on the representation of plaintiffs in testosterone lawsuits. We are handling individual litigation nationwide and currently accepting new injury and death cases in all 50 states.

Free Case Evaluation: Again, if you were harmed by the side effects of a testosterone booster, you should contact our law firm immediately. You may be entitled to a settlement by filing a suit and we can help.

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