AndroGel Side Effects
Is AndroGel™ Hype Worth the Hypertension Risks?
Since its approval in February 2000, Androgel™ has been marketed as a hydroalcoholic testosterone gel prescription for males for conditions associated with a deficiency or absence of endogenous testosterone. AndroGel is one of the most popular testosterone gels used in the United States. And there is a reason for that, the number of middle-aged American men treated for low testosterone levels has tripled over the last decade. In fact, it is estimated that close to 20 million men in the United States are being treated with some testosterone drug such as AndroGel™. Additionally, as reported in the NY Times, AbbVie, the maker of AndroGel™ spent $80 million in advertising its T-Gel in 2012. But, is the AndroGel™ hype worth all the potential harmful side effects?
Experiencing Adverse AndroGel Side Effects
Based on a study published by the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) men 60 and older who took testosterone gels increased their risk of heart attack, stroke and death by nearly 30%. As for the increased risks associated with the use of AndroGel™, the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) has cautioned medical providers to judiciously weigh the benefits over the potential harms when prescribing the application of AndroGel™:
- Headaches, nausea, vomiting, dizziness and trouble sleeping.
- High blood pressure
- Abnormal lab tests (glucose and cholesterol tests)
- Site reactions (itching, blisters, redness)
- Enlarged prostate
- Increase Serum Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA levels)
- Weight gain
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Patients who have suffered serious complications from taking AndroGel™ may be eligible to collect financial restitution for:
- Current and future medical expenses
- Current and future lost wages
- Medical expenses not covered by insurance
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium (future family benefits)
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