Testosterone Side Effects and Adverse Drug Reactions

May 29, 2014
Testosterone Side Effects and Adverse Drug Reactions

A recent scientific study has confirmed that men over age 65, that use testosterone, have a 200% to 300% increased risk of heart attack and stroke. Additionally, younger men with a history of heart ailments have the same increased risks. These side effects could be caused by the increased production of red blood cells leading to the thickening of the blood and blood clots. When blood clots break loose and travel to the heart they become lodged in the small vasculature in the lungs causing a pulmonary embolism. Pulmonary embolism can lead to heart attack, stroke, and death.

Often the first side effect of testosterone use is death caused by:
Heart Attack
Pulmonary Embolism

Other Serious Side Effects of Testosterone Use are:
Complete Disability from Work
Partial Paralysis
Memory Loss
Slurred Speech

Some men require a lifetime of care as a result of their testosterone-related injuries.


The laws provide the right to a remedy for harm caused by defective pharmaceutical products. One way a drug can be defective is when the manufacturers fail to adequately warn about the risks of harm associated with the product. Failure to warn about known risks needlessly places drug users at risk of harm. The law holds manufacturers responsible when they over-promote a drug and do not warn about known serious side effects.

Testosterone users and their doctors were not informed about the risks of heart attack, stroke, pulmonary embolism, and death associated with testosterone replacement therapy. Only when the doctor and patient have all the information can an informed decision about the benefits and risks be weighed to decide to start a prescription. Because there were no long-term benefits for a majority of testosterone users, the very real risk of serious harm outweighs its use.


One of the most important things you will do in your low testosterone lawsuit is selecting the right attorney. It is important to hire a defective drug lawyer who has experience handling class action lawsuits and defective drug lawsuits. At Graves McLain Law Firm based in Tulsa Oklahoma, we have extensive experience representing the injured victims of defective drugs. Contact us today for a free initial consultation.

If we take your case we will do so on a no win/no fee or expense basis only. That means you do not pay a fee or expenses unless we recover damages for you. If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, heart attack, pulmonary embolism, or death after use of a brand name testosterone product, call 1-800-390-6600 to speak with an attorney for free about your situation.

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